Bail Bonds


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Jan 2015

Managing Your Availability – Part 2 – Phones…the Key to Success

In Part 1 of Managing your Availability, I discussed how to “engage” a caller to gain their trust and confidence that you will get their loved one out of jail. In Part 2, I will discuss the importance managing your time, taking calls throughout the night and when you’re on vacation, along with your phone and support systems. These logistics all major parts in the...

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Processing Paperwork – Part 3 – Warning Signs

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Jan 2015

Processing Paperwork – Part 3 – Warning Signs

  In Part 2, I addressed the issue of keeping your administrative work on track and to recognize that this is 50% of your business and success, or failure in the bail business. In Part 3 of this series, I will identify the warning signs that you need to be aware of to bring your business into focus and help you get organized to grow...

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Processing Paperwork – Part 2 – Where the Trouble Starts

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Jan 2015

Processing Paperwork – Part 2 – Where the Trouble Starts

  In Part 1, I talked about the true reality of the bail bond business and how easy it is to let your paperwork fall behind and get so out of hand that you could face losing your company early on. In Part 2, I will discuss the signs that you are in trouble and what you will need to do to keep your business...

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How to Avoid Trouble – Part 2

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Dec 2014

How to Avoid Trouble – Part 2

In Part 1, I addressed the first step, ‘Research Your Client Prior to Posting Bail’, in the four-step process that will help a new bail agent avoid the trouble and risk of losing their business. In this blog, I will share the best way to ‘interview’ a potential client before you write a bond. If you follow this process, you will find that you have...

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Why Do Bail Bond Companies Fail?

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Nov 2014

Why Do Bail Bond Companies Fail?

Why Do Bail Bond Companies Fail?   The bail industry sees many new bail agents come and go. If they are destined to fail it will come within the first year usually for good reasons. In this blog, I will discuss the common mistakes made by new bail agents that cause their businesses to fail. Often it’s because they didn’t really create a solid business...

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Legal System 101 – The Courtroom Setting

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Nov 2014

Legal System 101 – The Courtroom Setting

Legal System 101 – The Courtroom Setting   You will find the courtroom setting to be very similar across the country. The procedures follow a certain protocol that makes the courtroom function efficiently with a set group of players, who I have discussed in a previous blog. But, just to reiterate, here is the list of the court players: the judge, bailiff, defense attorney, district...

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Legal System 101 – Who are the Court Players?

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Nov 2014

Legal System 101 – Who are the Court Players?

Legal System 101 – Who are the Court Players?   There is more to the court structure than the judicial system. The staff that makes the judicial system function is equally important when it comes to performance of the courts. Without the supporting staff, the courts would be unstructured and lack the protocol that keeps everything and everyone in check. The following information will illustrate...

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Legal System 101 – The Structure of the U.S. Courts

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Oct 2014

Legal System 101 – The Structure of the U.S. Courts

Legal System 101 – The Structure of the U.S. Courts   As you know, there are three branches of the United States government: Executive (president & executive agencies), Legislative (Congress and related lawmaking bodies), and Judicial (courts that interpret and apply the laws); as is the Federal Court system. When it comes to the State Court system, depending on the state, there could be three...

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Legal System 101 – Court System Basics

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Oct 2014

Legal System 101 – Court System Basics

Legal System 101 – Court System Basics   Before you can write a bail bond, you have to wait for the court to decide if they will allow bail for the defendant. This is why the judicial system plays such a key role in relation to the bail industry. Bail depends on the judge and courts decision, and the bail industry, in turn, plays an...

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Other Types of Bonds – Part 1

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Oct 2014

Other Types of Bonds – Part 1

Other Types of Bonds – Part 1   With bail bonds the primary focus of a bail agent’s business, this is not the only bond you can or will write. There are a variety of bonds that a surety will offer besides the usual bail bond, which will add to your income, especially when business is slow. These bonds include: Federal Bonds, Immigration Bonds, Child...

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