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If you have been arrested the first thing that most people start to think about is who they can call to get bailed out. No one wants to be arrested and sent to jail so staring the process of getting bailed out is important. You want to know who you can call in your family or friends list and have a bail company that you know is reputable and standing by to help. If you know a bail bond company you can also get a call to them to see if you can bail out on your own or if you need someone to sign on your behalf. You will need to wait until you are fully booked into the jail and you have seen the judge. The judge will set the amount of the bail (if there is one) and that is when you can get the process under way. The worst part about being the one that is in jail you don’t have access to the documents that you are going to need. This is where you have to rely on your friends and family to help you out.
 

Ajua Bail Bonds lists what you will need to bail someone out of jail.

 
You Need The Information About the Arrested Individual: When you call into a bail bond company such as Ajua Bail Bonds you need to know the details about the person that was arrested. You will need to know their date of birth, full legal name and address that they are residing in. You also need to know about the arrest so that you can tell the bondsman what county or city the arrest was made in so that they can make contact with the jail. It is also helpful to the agent to know what the arrest was for and what happened during the arrest itself. The rest of the information they should be able to look up or get when they call the jail.
 
You Need The Information For The Person Who Is Signing The Bond: The person that is going to be responsible for the bond needs to have their information ready for the bondsman. You most likely will need to offer your full name, address and any other personal details that they need such as a contact number. You will be required to sign some documents but many times you can sign then through email or fax.
 

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Often, when criminals are finally apprehended and carried through the court system, many of them concoct strategies in their defense. Though every person is innocent until proven guilty, the defendant never knows what the prosecution will use in their tactics. A common plea, is guilty by insanity. Often this is a mere ruse to escape prison time or death sentences. In many cases when the insanity plea did work in their favor, they wound up doing more time in a psychiatric detention center, and served more time than what a prison sentence would be. It must be proved without a unreasonable doubt, typically with evidence, that the defendant is in fact insane.
 

Ajua Bail Bonds would like to revisit some notorious and infamous criminal cases when the insanity plea was used and sometimes successfully.

 
1. Esposito Brothers – ‘Mad Dog Killers. In Manhattan of 1941, two brothers, Anthony and William Esposito, robbed a payroll truck. They killed two people in the process; an office manager and a police officer. During their trial, they tried to prove insanity with extreme behavior. They would bark, drool, attempt to cry uncontrollably, and even bang their heads on a table until they bled. It was too extreme, for the court was convinced they were not insane. They were both incarcerated. Near the end of their time, before execution, they both went on a hunger strike and refused food for almost 10 months. In their frail, near-death state, they were executed on March 12, 1942. The Esposito trial holds the record on deliberation, returning the guilty verdict within a minute of delivery!
 
2. Jeffery Dahmer. Apprehended in 1991, Jeffery Dahmer had an extensive crime spree in the 13 years from his first homicide in 1978. But even as a child he would be withdrawn, avoiding social interactions. After finding dead animals, he would dissect and mutilate them. His first murder in 1978 was a hitchhiker he picked up. Because “he wanted to leave, and I didn’t want him to..” Dahmer bludgeoned him to death. His criminal activities would eventually brand him a registered sex offender and continue his blood thirsty ways. Along with consuming the biceps and hearts of his victims, he would also collect trophies, such as genitalia, skulls, and other body parts. Ending his criminal career, a would be victim was able to overpower him, and seek the assistance of a police officer. During Dahmer’s trial, he plead not guilty by reason of insanity, but was unsuccessful and convicted of all 15 murder counts, though everyone speculated more. He was sentenced to serve 15 consecutive life sentences but was murdered in prison in 1994.
 
3. Mary Winkler. At the age of 32, Mary Winkler would kill her husband by shooting him with a shotgun. In this case, she used the temporary insanity plea. After years of physical and mental abuse by her husband, the jury believed her plea, and convicted her of voluntary manslaughter. She was sentenced to 210 days in a mental facility, but was released after 67 days.
 
4. Jennifer Lynn Bigham – This Patterson California mother who drowned her 3-year-old daughter walked away a free woman in 2013 after she was found not guilty by reason of insanity and a judge deemed her fit to reenter society after three years of treatment and incarceration.
 
There are many other cases in which severely disturbed defendants would attempt to secure their release on reasons of insanity. Some were won but most lost. In any case, if you or a loved one has been arrested, and need to post bail, trust in the experienced experts, ready to serve you 24/7.
 

Our professionals at Ajua Bail Bonds have the resources and ability to get the bail bonds you need to get out of jail in Fresno, Atwater, Merced, Selma, Visalia, Hanford and Madera and the Central Valley of California. Call us!

Wanted Dead or Alive in the wild west era has given bounty hunters a rugged and tough stereotype. In contrast, Hollywood has made the job of being a bounty hunter quite romantic. Seeing the reality shows of the depiction of being a bounty hunting might give you pause however. A bounty hunter is employed when the accused criminal skips out on their bail agreement. He or she is commissioned to bring them back to the court. It has become a very profitable professional, where there is licensing and protocols.
 

Ajua Bail Bonds would like to go into more depth concerning the bounty hunter, their job, and other interesting facts about the profession.

 

What is a Bounty Hunter Allowed to do?

Bounty hunting is a legal practice being performed across the country, although, some states have a few varying laws. The general consensus is, bounty hunters have the authority to make arrests, and in some cases more so than do actually police officers. A defendant signing the bail bond is actually waiving their constitutional rights for apprehension, agreeing that a bounty hunter, or the more modern term bail bond agent, has the right to arrest if they flea, and can extradite accordingly. Their are some laws, protocols and rules that the bounty hunter has to follow in order to apprehend the fugitive however. But being a bounty hunter entails being resourceful. When someone skips out on their court obligations, they generally do not try to hide in plain sight, making the bounty hunter conduct some research, investigate on leads, and then plan a strategic capture. There is quite a bit of patience and procedure to conduct their searches, and often they have to start with the basics of personal information, that build up until they conduct stake outs to ensure the fugitive they are looking for is where their conclusions led them to.
 

Early Bail Bond System

Where you might believe the old west was the birth place of bounty hunters, the first actually was established in England. In 13th century, the bail was not money, but actually a person. A person become responsible for the accused, and if the defendant did not return for their legal proceedings, that person would be hung in their stead. America heavily relied upon the established bail system created in England during the colonial times. In 1679, the Habeas Corpus Act was passed by the British Parliament. This guaranteed that the accused individual could be released from prison on financial bail. It was would be written in the U.S. Constitution.
 

Emergency 24/7 Bail Bonds in Fresno, Atwater, Merced, Selma, Visalia, Hanford and Madera and the Central Valley of California

Now through the evolution of time, being sent to jail doesn’t mean you are stuck there. Posting bail will give the time and preparation needed to get your defense in place, and make personal arrangements. If you should find yourself or a loved one in need of a bail bond, call us at Ajua Bail Bonds. We have accrued the most experience and can help obtain an emergency bail bond 24/7 to get you out of jail quickly, along with any guidance you might need along the way.

As a criminal defendant that has posted bail with the assistance of the professionals at Ajua Bail Bonds, it is extremely important that you appear before the judge, in court; at your designated, court appointed time and date. This is an appointment that you simply need to make. It’s not like blowing off your dentist appointment, or flaking out on your salon appointments. Your court day is extremely important. But what if you do miss? Perhaps you have a lapse in judgment and think you can slip through the court system’s cracks? Or even feel making it a wedding or a funeral is more important and you missed your hearing? There are serious consequences for missing your court date, and the first thing a judge will do is issue a warrant for your arrest.
 

Ajua Bail Bonds outlines the consequences for not appearing in court on your assigned date and time.

A warrant is issued for failure to appear. For misdemeanor offenses you won’t have to worry about a SWAT team knocking down your door and dragging you back to jail kicking and screaming, but the likelihood of being arrested is high. Simply driving down the street when a patrol car scans your license plate could get you arrested, along with any driving infractions. No matter the cause, you name is on the hot sheets, and being arrested for warrants makes the justice system more difficult for you.
Hire an Attorney to get warrant lifted. In most cases, hiring an attorney for your neglect could pay off. So if heading to Grandpa’s funeral or your sister’s wedding made you forget about your mandatory appearance, do not panic and choose a life on the run. An attorney can bring your case to the judge, and more often than not lift the warrant, and get you a new court date. Only this time, you better make it a priority to appear as judges do not often give second chances.
Do old warrants expire? Even warrants that are decades old can lead you to trouble if not properly resolved. Evading old warrants can lead to other serious legal issues as well. The best thing to do is to turn yourself in. In minor offenses, the case could be dismissed entirely due to lack of evidence or witnesses being accurate. Getting it resolved on your accord leads to a better resolution as opposed to getting arrested for warrants. Getting arrested for the old warrant could get you denied for bail, and the courts will be a bit more tougher on you than if you were turn yourself in.
Penalty for failure to appear in court. Depending on your alleged crime and your background, failure to appear in court can have various penalties.
Misdemeanor penalties: There is a possibility you will also be charged with the failure to appear in court, along with your initial charges. There are fines attached, along with up to a year in prison and a license suspension. Those sentences will be combined with the additional sentencing of your initial crimes.
Felony penalties: Along with your initial charges, a felony charge will be added for failure to appear. With expensive fines and prison time adding to your other penalties assessed after your original criminal proceedings.
 

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After being arrested, you will have the opportunity to post bail. Ajua Bail Bonds have experience and emergency services to help you get out quickly. Be sure to use your time wisely before your court appearance. Prepare your personal responsibilities, along with your defense. Just be sure to get to you court appearance to avoid additional penalties and hardships!

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