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Getting arrested is never an experience that anyone wants to go through, but unfortunately it does happen. Getting a bail bond is the best way to avoid unneeded jail time and prepare you to stand before the judge on your appointed court date. Rather than sitting in a jail cell awaiting your court appearance, a bail bond will give you the time you need to seek legal counsel, spend time with your family and properly prepare your case. With so much to take care of during this important period of time, one aspect that you should not have to worry about is your privacy.

Keeping Personal Information Secure

Many employers will perform immediate dismissal if they are aware that an arrest of an employee has taken place. In order to protect you and your job and all other areas that you desire to remain private from, a bail bonds service like Ajua Bail Bonds will keep your information private and secure. In the bail bond industry it is important to understand the importance of privacy. Bail bond clients should always be provided with the confidentiality and respect that they deserve. Ajua Bail Bonds take a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit or access your personal information throughout the bail bonds process.

Ajua Bail Bonds Keeps your Personal Info Private

Bail bond companies like Ajua Bail Bonds highly value the trust of each client; personal information is kept private and confidential to protect you when you need protection most. Only designated staff and proper authorities have access to your personal information. The personal information that you submit will only be used for the sole purpose that you submit it for and never used for any other purpose. When acquiring a bail bond, specific personal information is required, like your name, date of birth, address and other personal information. This information will be kept most private and secure.

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When you hire Ajua Bail Bonds, your personal information that is collected throughout the bail bonds process will only be seen by authorized personnel and appropriate county officials. Your personal data will only be handled by those necessary for processing your bail request. One stress you should not have to experience while going through the process of being arrested and preparing for a court date is worrying about your personal information and if it will be shared or not. If you need to post bail but are worried about your personal information being shared with others, contact Ajua Bail Bonds. We keep your information private and secure throughout the entire bail bond process.

For first time offenders, it can be a stressful proposition to have to serve prison time, especially for the innocent who didn’t do the crime, but have to serve the time. Whether the newly convicted criminal is genuinely guilty, or the innocently imprisoned who doesn’t understand how the system didn’t work fairly, they received a sentence and have to spend a certain amount in time in prison, and have no clue what to expect.
 

Ajua Bail Bonds would like to offer some advice on how to adapt to life incarcerated.

1. If you are a non-violent criminal, have your lawyer request ‘open custody‘. This is also called ‘minimum security‘. In minimum security, you don’t have to constantly worry about petty assaults on you for snoring or other inmates threatening or bullying you out of your daily privileges. You are not locked in your cell for 14 to 16 hours a day. In most cases, you have the keys to your own cell, allowing more privacy for bathroom visits. The advantages of minimum security are optimal. Be persistent your request to be placed there. Ignore claims of a 30-day evaluation period or a waiting list and keep making requests. Have your lawyer do their job and get you to the prison better suited for the more complacent.
2. Keep your eyes down and stay humble. For seasoned prisoners who have a long stay, it is desirable to be the top dog to stay ahead. Locking eyes with the wrong person could earn you an unintentional enemy who will delight in making problems for you. To avoid trouble, obey by their rules, don’t make waves and stay out their sight.
3. Most inmates don’t take a liking to being asked “what are you in for?”, implying guilt. If you are truly curious, it is best to ask “what are you accused of?” instead.
4. Past inmates advise that if you should find yourself in a fight, drop them quickly. Appearing dominate in fights will give other inmates pause for wanting any trouble with you.
5. There is also advice from past inmates that encourage humane courtesy. Treat others with respect, and you can earn it yourself.
6. Spend your time wisely. Books, education and working out are a great way to pass the time.
 

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These tips are a compilation of past inmates who offer their advice. Prison time is never easy time, but there are a few things you can do to make it as easy as possible. The best advice is similar in the way that the answer to unwanted STDs or pregnancies is abstinence. Stay out of trouble, don’t hang out with bad influences, obey the laws and hopefully avoid incarceration. If you are arrested and need immediate bail, contact Ajua Bail Bonds to get you out of jail fast!

If your friend or a loved one has been caught for breaking a law and imprisoned, your goal is to get them out of jail as soon as humanly possible. However, the process of jail release can prove to be confusing and stressful for friends or family members. A reputable bail bond agency can help you through this complicated process and get your friend out of jail quickly. However, the quest to find a reliable and trusted bail bond agency can also be trying; especially knowing that the wrong selection can prove to be a matter of your friend or loved one sitting in jail or at home with their family preparing their defense. It is extremely important to find a quality bail bonds service to get your friend or family member released on bail fast.

Ajua Bail Bonds has prepared some considerations that will help you make a good decision on the selection of your bail bond agency.

Cost of the Bail Bond

The cost of a bail bond should be the first thing to consider. If you are going through financial hardships, you can contact bail bond agencies that offer affordable financing solutions. This can give you relief from the financial burden of bail bonds. Bail amounts generally vary from state to state, but most states charge a fee in the range of 5-10% of the bail amount. If the bail bond company you are consulting with tries to negotiate or offer a substantial discount, you should immediately seek another bail bonds agency, as this company is breaking the law!

Look for a Licensed Bail Bond Agency

It is important to ensure that the bail bond agency you hire is licensed and that they offer relevant information and caring service. You want a reputable bail bond agency that has a solid reputation in the local area. Also, that they have experienced bail bondsmen to explain everything about the bail bonds process, charges and related legal matters.

Available 24/7; Day & Night

Unfortunate events can occur at any time of the day or night, and people can find themselves in situations where they urgently need help at all different hours. In such cases you must look for a bail bonds service that is available at any time of the day. An accommodating bail bond agency with expertise in handling all types of emergencies quickly and efficiently can alleviate a lot of worry and stress.

Research Bail Bond Agencies

While finding an affordable and reputable bail bondsman in the Central Valley of California is not difficult, you do need to do your research. Checking with local authorities and searching over the internet to get details about trustworthy bail bondsman in the Central Valley of California can assist in your search.

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It has been become such a common practice in the judicial system to have the opportunity for the use of bail bonds. So much so that is often noted in movies, TV shows and literature. But where did it all start?
 

Ajua Bail Bonds would like to relate a brief history on the practice of using bail bonds.

– To begin, for those who are unclear of what a bail bond or a bail bond agent is, here is the definition:
A bail bondsman or bail bond agent is any person or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court.
– A bail bond is a written promise signed by a defendant and surety to ensure that a criminal defendant will appear in court at the scheduled time and date, as ordered by the court. The bail amount is set by the court.
 

History of Bail Bonds

The first modern bail bonds business in the United States, was established by Peter P. McDonough in San Francisco in 1898. But, there is evidence that the first surety bail bonds were agreed upon in what is today, modern Iraq. Citizens were released from jail by having an indemnitor pay a sum in money and to promise the defendant will show up to court backed by the indemnitor’s property such as his sheep. Stone carvings place these events at over 4,000 years ago!
 

Release from Jail in America

When the New World was in its beginning years, crime was running amuck. In an attempt to take control of the wild bunch, it was easier to adapt the English criminal system. Taking its cue from the British, over time America was able to evolve a criminal system that works to provide an affordable means of release from jail and a greater success of criminals playing by the rules.
 

Bail Bonds in Medieval England

In medieval England, it was learned that those accused of crimes would do whatever they could to avoid facing the court and the possible punishment for their crimes. In those days, the widely used punishment was water torture and burning at the stake which explains why so many made a run for it. Local sheriffs had a hard time keeping criminals locked up until trial because there was no magistrate in the local town and it could be a month or more before a judge would hold court. In so doing, there wasn’t any room to hold the criminally accused. The local sheriff was called upon by the King to decide which criminals should be released. The sheriff also had the authority to decide the fate of any and all criminals, based on the severity of the crime. This loosely structured ‘justice system’ had a tendency to be exploited for personal gain. In 1275, Parliament passed the Statute of Westminster to keep the sheriffs from being corrupt. The statute specifically listed which crimes were bail-able offenses and which were not. Once this was enforced, there were no changes made to the system for hundreds of years.
 

Bail Reform Act of 1966

During the evolution over 200 years of the right to bail and trial, the most beneficial law to date was instituted by the U.S. Congress in the form of the Bail Reform Act of 1966. It stated that a defendant facing trial for a non-capital offense should be released “on his personal recognizance” or on personal bond. Be that as it may, if the court had reason to believe the defendant would skip town, the judge could choose a more restrictive alternative like limiting the defendant’s travel and executing an ‘appearance bond’ that would be refunded when the defendant appeared in court.
 

Bail Reform Act of 1984

Finally, the federal justice system joined in by instituting the safety of the community as an element to be considered when imposing bail and thus the Bail Reform Act of 1984 was passed. This newer version added guidelines stating that a person can be detained without bail if he:
– Poses a risk to the community.
– May intimidate jurors or witnesses, or otherwise obstruct justice while out on bail.
– Commits a violent or drug-related crime, an offense carrying a penalty of death or life in prison, or committing any felony while already having a serious criminal record.
 

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We hope this was a help in understanding how the bail bond system came into play in modern times. If you should find yourself of needing a bail bond in the Central Valley of California, call Ajua Bail Bonds today!

There have been books written, movies produced, and TV series immortalizing the adventures of various bounty hunters. Generally a bounty hunter is the one who is hired when an arresting defendant is released on bail, and instead of facing the court system, tries to run away from the reality of the situation.

Ajua Bail Bonds would like to relate briefly of a handful of famous bounty hunters who were hired to bring back fugitives.

Priest Hunter; John of the Priests

In the early 1700’s John Mullowney was a horse thief in Castlebar, Ireland. In modern times, this act would be considered grand theft auto. After his arrest he was given a choice to either be hung, or become a Priest Hunter, he declined the noose and become a Priest Hunter. The 1709 Penal Act demanded that all Catholic priests take the Oath of Abjuration and recognize the Protestant Queen as Supreme Head of the Church of England and Ireland. John found his calling and talent. He excelled at clergy hunting and was paid handsomely for his work, especially in the captures of an Archbishop or Bishops. His favorite strategy in capturing priests was quite theatrical. He would devise a deathbed confession and withdraw a concealed weapon and collect his bounty. Unfortunately, John was fatally stabbed when he was in the midst of killing the last Catholic priest in the Parish. It was said that his body was initially thrown into a lake and later retrieved. After being plucked from the lake he was then buried in an unconsecrated grave close by. Legend speaks of a tree that has grown over him, but never blossoms.

Thomas Tate Tobin Tracker & Bounty Hunter

Tom Tobin was a renowned adventurer, tracker, trapper, mountain man, guide, and U.S. Army scout. He was commissioned to obtain the Espinosas; Dead or Alive. The Espinosas were three Mexican National cousins, whom in 1863 went on a bloody killing spree. Murdering more than 30 English-Americans in the San Luis Valley, CO in retaliation for relatives killed in the Mexican – American War. Tobin was offered 15 additional men in the capture of the Espinosas, but refused and set out alone. Upon his return, Tobin was asked how his quest went and his response was “so-so.” After his brief and unsatisfying description, he plopped a bag down, spilling out was the three severed heads belonging to the Espinosas.

Patrick Floyd Garrett – AKA Pat Garrett American Old West Lawman

In 1880, Lincoln County, New Mexico appointed Pat Garret as sheriff when his predecessor resigned. Garrett was well known for his skill with a gun, and was quickly nominated for the position. Being that he was a former bar owner, he was assigned to track down an old patron that frequented his bar. Henry McCarty, a 21 year old man that had recently escaped from prison for the supposed murder of 21 men. Henry McCarty, is better known as Billy The Kid. The Governor offered a $500 reward for Billy the Kid’s capture. That would be close to $12,000 today. In so doing, many friends of Billy’s gang either died or were captured, until Garrett finally set up an ambush for Billy’s demise. Allegedly, Garrett shot and killed Billy in the dark. However, many debate that Garrett maintained his friendship and loyalty to Billy and orchestrated his death so his long time friend could start a new life elsewhere without the stress of being tracked down and forced to return to face his crimes. Being that he reportedly killed his bounty, he didn’t receive payment for he was hired to bring him back alive.

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