Ruane Attorneys' Criminal Defense Blog

Bail Bond Series: When Do I Get My Bail Money Back?

You’ve gone through the entire trial process after your arrest. You were granted bail, you put up money in order to pay it, you attended your trial, and it is over. You might be wondering when you will be getting your money back, now that this ordeal is behind you. If you are wondering how to get your money back, or if the person who...

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Bail Bond Series: Failure to Appear Excuses

I have discussed in the past how many excuses are not valid when trying to fight a failure to appear in court charge. “I had to bring my son to the doctor”. “I got the date mixed up”. “I hit traffic”. Excuses like these will not fly with the court. However, there are some events that could legitimately prevent you from appearing in court, and...

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Bail Bond Series: Secured and Unsecured Bonds

While I’ve discussed the 5 major forms of bail bonds in a previous post, this week I’d like to clarify that these forms of bail bonds fall into two categories – secured and unsecured bonds. If you or a loved one has to pay a bail bond in order to be released from jail, it is important that you understand the distinction between these categories....

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Bail Bond Series: Tips for Hiring the Right Bail Bondsman

I mentioned last week that I would share some tips for hiring a bail bondsman. I’ve already covered aspects of this topic in my posts from the past two weeks, but there are a few more tips that I would like to discuss before moving on from the topic. Hiring a bail bondsman can seem overwhelming, especially if you have never done it before. However,...

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Bail Bond Series: Bail Bondsman Requirements

  In last week’s post, I wrote about how to hire a bail bondsman if your loved one has been arrested. This week, I want to continue focusing on the role of the bail bondsman. In order to ensure that you are hiring a professional and experienced bail bondsman, it is important that you make sure you hire a fully licensed and ensured bail bondsman....

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Bail Bond Series: Hiring a Bail Bondsman

If your loved one has recently been arrested, he or she is probably awaiting a bail hearing that will determine if he or she can be released from jail and how much it will cost to post this bail. Because your loved one is probably in jail right now, he or she does not have the resources to take the proper next steps. You will...

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Bail Bond Series: Bounty Hunters

Last week, I addressed the issue of failure to appear in court and why it is never a good idea. If you do commit failure to appear in court, there are several consequences. In addition to potential fines and jail time, if you hired a bail bondsman to post bail for you, the bondsman can hire a bounty hunter to find you. Bounty hunters are...

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Bail Bond Series: Failure to Appear in Court

In the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard the term “failure to appear in court” several times. While the definition itself is pretty self-explanatory, I’d like to take a look at this term and the potential consequences that you can face if you choose not to show up for your court date. Read on to get the facts that you need about failure to appear...

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Bail Bond Series: Restrictions on Bail

You’ve finally been released from jail on bail – congratulations! But, during your bail hearing, the judge mentioned some restrictions to your bail that you are confused about. This post in the bail blog series will serve to give you all of the information that you need to know about bail with restrictions. To help a judge feel comfortable about granting you bail, he or...

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Bail Bond Series: Role of the Co-Signer

In one of my previous posts, I touched on the fact that if you cannot afford to post bail yourself, you can ask a friend or family member to help you. The person that takes on this responsibility is considered a co-signer on your bail bond. If this is an option that you are interested in pursuing, or if you are reading this because you have been...

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