Bail Resources

If you’re in need of a bail bond because a friend or loved one has been arrested you probably have a lot of questions. I started this page to accumulate as much information as possible to help people understand what bail bonds are and how they’re used. If you think this page is missing anything or you have a link you’d like to add send me a message through the contact form. If you need more info be sure to check out the homepage.

8th Amendment to the ConstitutionThe 8th amendment prohibits excessive bail, however it does not guarantee the right to bailClick Here
Bail Reform Act of 1966This act guaranteed bail for non-capital offenses and allowed for it in certain circumstances for capital offenses. It also gave judge's considerable leeway when determining bail conditionsClick Here
Bail Act of 1984The 1984 act allowed for judge's to use a defendant's potential threat to the community when setting or denying bail. The 1966 act only allowed a judge to use the risk a defendant might flee when denying bail. Click Here
State Bail Bond LawsIn addition to Federal bail laws states have their own laws which govern bail bonds. State laws cover a wide range of topics from how bail agents are licensed to how much they can charge for bail bonds.Click Here
Bail Bondsman Licensing Each state has their own licensing requirements which is generally done through the Department of Insurance. Verify a bondsman is licensed in your state before paying for a bond.Click Here
Conduct a Business SearchBefore deciding on a bondsman check their business reputation. Doing so will give you a good idea of what to expect before contacting them.Click Here
Support GroupsSupport Group. When someone is arrested it affects the entire family. There are a number of organizations out there that can provide the help and counseling to help get you through. Support Guide


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Clive Johnson

Clive is a bail expert from the Tucson area who started this site to correct a number of myths about the industry. He's also a family man with a wife and three kids. When he's not working he spends his time on the golf course or at the Rotary club.