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How to Avoid Trouble – Part 3

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Dec 2014

How to Avoid Trouble – Part 3

  In Part 2, I addressed the second step, ‘Ask the Right Questions to Get the Right Answers,’ in the four-step process that will help a new bail agent avoid the risk of writing bad bail and being put in a position of possibly losing their business. In this blog, we’ll look closely at what types of collateral is acceptable to cover a bond and...

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Warning Signs That Your Bail Business Might Fail

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Dec 2014

Warning Signs That Your Bail Business Might Fail

Warning Signs That Your Bail Business Might Fail   Why do some bail agents cut corners or fail to complete the due diligence process, knowing that they are taking a risk? It’s not unusual to be juggling several cases at one time, so from time-to-time you might skip a step, even without intention. But it’s a proven fact that skipping even one step in the...

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Other Types of Bonds – Part 2

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Oct 2014

Other Types of Bonds – Part 2

Other Types of Bonds – Part 2   In Part 2, I will discuss Child Custody Bonds, Appeal Bonds, and Civil or Surety Bonds. These are bonds that a bail agent will more likely want to issue for the extra income potential. Child Custody Bonds These bonds have become more popular in the bail industry due to the growing number of single parents trying to...

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Running a Bail Bond Business:	Answering Calls

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Sep 2014

Running a Bail Bond Business: Answering Calls

  Running a Bail Bond Business: Answering Calls As soon as your advertising efforts start generating phone calls for your services, you are officially “in business!” It will be very exciting and the start of more to come. As each day passes and you write more and more bonds, you will gain the knowledge and experience in the life of a bail agent. Today, with...

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Where Does the Trouble Start and What’s at Risk?

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Aug 2014

Where Does the Trouble Start and What’s at Risk?

What’s at Risk – Identifying where the Trouble Starts The trouble starts when the bail agent tries to rush through the bail process and cut corners. Due diligence requires some time and effort to be sure that there is no risk of forfeiture. It’s not unusual for a new bail agent to think that the time he might spend to be sure he is writing...

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Is Bail Bonding the Business for you?

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Aug 2014

Is Bail Bonding the Business for you?

  Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Do you like helping people? Are you open to working hard to reach your goals and achieve success?  Then you must look carefully at the bail bonding business because it is a business that is needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So are you ready to take on the demand? There...

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When does a Bail Bondsman use and abuse their role in the community?

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Jul 2014

When does a Bail Bondsman use and abuse their role in the community?

Yes, not all bail bondsman play by the rules that govern them. This is when the industry and those that have worked hard to do the right thing suffer from bad press. But let’s not judge a book by its cover. Let’s explore the reasons for bail bondsmen who take advantage of the system. As previously mentioned, there will be some defendants who will skip...

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How Bail Works: Public Bail vs. Commercial Bail

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May 2014

How Bail Works: Public Bail vs. Commercial Bail

Public Bail vs. Commercial Bail   In a previous blog, “How Bail Works: Setting Bail”, I talked about a fictitious defendant named Amanda, who was arrested for writing bad checks while on a shopping spree. In her case, since she was a first-time offender, she would most likely be eligible for bail or she could be R.O.R’d (Released on Own Recognizance). As long as she...

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How Bail Works: Setting Bail

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May 2014

How Bail Works: Setting Bail

While there are various situations that can get someone arrested, the bail process still remains the same. Scenario:   A woman named Amanda goes shopping and pays for everything with bad checks. With the new check clearing systems available to retailers today, Amanda gets caught, arrested and taken to jail. This is when the bail process starts. Keeping in mind that a defendant is innocent...

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Setting Up Your Bail Bond Business – Step 4:  Bring in the Clients

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May 2014

Setting Up Your Bail Bond Business – Step 4: Bring in the Clients

There is no denying that mass exposure on a consistent basis is the key to bringing in clients. Remember, people don’t know they need you until they, or someone they know, gets arrested, so you must be in front of them all the time. This will actually be the greater portion of your monthly overhead expenses, but without it you will be out of business...

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