Archive for December, 2008
Often, I get the questions: “Exactly, what is a bail bond? What is a surety bond? ” Other questions I hear are, “Why is bail regulated by the Department of Insurance? How is a bail bond different than typical insurance?” The complete answers are not so simple. The concept of a surety bond is really the place to start.
Generally speaking, a surety bond is a contract whereby one party engages to be answerable for debt, default, or miscarriage of another. A surety bond involves three parties: Read more »
Last year, we had a call late in the evening on December 23rd from a woman in Arizona who wanted to arrange bail for her sister who had been arrested in San Diego and was incarcerated at the Las Colinas Women’s Jail. She wanted her sister bailed out quickly, and we understood her urgency. Getting a person out of jail as fast as possible is one of the top concerns that our clients have.
However, this client had an added complication: Read more »
‘Tis The Season
It’s that time of year: we get together and give. Southern California bail bondsmen have held two fundraisers in the last week: one supporting Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich in his bid for Los Angeles City Attorney and the other supporting three worthy charities.
Bondsmen from Orange County, the Inland Empire and Riverside County came together on Wednesday night for their annual holiday event to enjoy the season and to raise funds for the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation, Special Olympics and the Santa Ana Police Athletic & Activities League (PAAL), which is supported by the Santa Ana Police Department. All three organizations do an outstanding job of working with and for young people to make a difference. Read more »
How is Bail Set and Why is Bail Set So High?
When most people hear about a court imposing a bail amount of $1 million or more, they automatically assume the person must be charged with mass murder or some similarly heinous crime. Actually, defendants considered that dangerous rarely get bail at all.
Large bail amounts usually mean that the court thinks there’s a chance the person might not return for trial or the court believes the defendant is dangerous to society. Someone might be willing to lose $50,000 to stay out of jail, but $500,000 or more? That’s a powerful incentive to show up – hence the large bail amount.
Consider the circumstances of these two California cases: Read more »
Sherry Borzo, owner of dsmBuzz, recently interviewed me for BlogTalkRadio. That’s a first for me and I have to admit I was a bit nervous. I talk with people everyday, but I don’t think I’m usually recorded!
Sherry spotlights entrepreneur people with the tag-line: Real Stories about real people that teach lessons in business and in life. Wow, that sounds impressive and she wanted to talk to me! I was so excited when she contacted me to ask if I would do an interview that I marked the wrong day in my calendar and was surprised by her call two days early. Oh, well, I think it still went fine. We’ll see…
Mark your calendar for December 23 at 1:30pm and tune in with me to hear about Bail Bonds on BlogTalk.
It used to be when you Googled “bail out” you’d find your local bondsman. Now, that search gives you the same Google Ads for bail bonds, but all of the search results refer to the economic situation.
Today’s Los Angeles Daily News, however, managed to combine the two with Tony Castro’s story: Bondsmen Are Starting to Bail Out. Don’t let the newspaper’s picture and the headline fool you. The only bailing out that Greg Rynerson Bail Bonds is doing is bailing people out of jail.
While it hadn’t occurred to me, I was recently asked if our business was recession proof. Read more »
And winds up in jail
People from all over the world come to Southern California to “celebrity watch.” Here, it’s possible to see famous faces at the grocery store, the gas station, and even the jail. Yes, we’ve bailed out famous people before (but can’t violate their privacy by telling you who). But we had an unusual case recently where the “celebrity” we thought we were bailing out was someone else entirely.
This intrepid identity thief had assumed the name of a baseball player. Read more »