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Check Us Out On Google

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

Check Us Out On Google

Find us on Google      If you or someone you love is ever in trouble with the law, give Mac’s Bail Bonds a call. Our team of professionals will walk you through the entire bail bond process from start to finish. Our agents will not just stop at posting bail, but we are here for our clients throughout the entire court process to provide documents, court dates, answer questions, and help you through this situation. Mac’s Bail Bonds Denver Bail Bonds Office 3570 E. 12th Ave., Suite 402 Denver, CO 80206 (720) 229-4407 https://plus.google.com/+MacsBailBondsDenver/about     Mac’s Bail Bonds Arapahoe Bail Bonds Office 8400 E. Crescent Pkwy., Suite 681 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303) 834-1184 https://plus.google.com/+MacsBailBondsEnglewood/about Mac’s Bail Bonds Aurora Bail Bonds Office 2950 S. Jamaica Ct., Suite 302 Aurora, CO 80014 (720) 222-9499...

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How Long Does It Take To Get Released From Jail?

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

How Long Does It Take To Get Released From Jail?

Once you have put together a bail bond and it becomes posted, there is a certain time you have to wait until the defendant can get released called being booked out. This time can vary from jail to jail, but listed below are the estimated wait times per the main jails we service. Estimated Release Times After The Bail Bonds Are Posted: Adams County: 2-8 Hours Arapahoe County: 1-6 Hours Aurora Municipal: 10 minutes – 2 hours Boulder County: 2-4 Hours Broomfield County: 1-4 Hours Denver County: 2-6 Hours Douglas County: 45 Minutes – 4 Hours Gilpin County (Blackhawk): 10 minutes – 1 Hour Jefferson County: 2-6 Hours Weld County: 2-6 Hours...

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What A Blog Can Do For Your Bail Bonds Website

Posted by on April 27, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

What A Blog Can Do For Your Bail Bonds Website

     Blogging has been a fantastic way for Mac’s Bail Bonds to connect to future and current clients updating them with current news, events, and information. The internet has become a fierce advertising method and Google seems to give a lot of credit to businesses that consistently have updated information and are active. This is why our team strives to add at minimum two blog posts a month that pertain to the bail bonding world.   Here are a few reasons that if you do not have a bail bonds blog for your website, you need to get one: Links:      Link building is a crucial part of a website and a websites online reputation. The more links that point to your website, the stronger reputation the website is going to have. Now be aware spam links can actually hurt your website, you want to build natural, good sourced links from other reputable websites, not the ones you pay for or comment spam.      With a blog, the different topics you talk about will increase your chances of receiving links. Try to stay away from repetitive posts with duplicate content. Duplicate content can also hurt your website and once your website has been penalized, it is very tough to get it back where it once was.   Updated & Active Website:      Having an updated and active bail bonds website tells search engines that your still around and are going strong. Search engines love fresh content and will rank fresh updated content above old out dated articles. Many times the content on the website pages do not change, that is why it is important to keep an active, updated blog.   More Keyword Rankings:      Blog posts are not only user friendly, but they give the business many opportunities to rank for multiple keywords. Lets say your website was just focused on the keyword “Bail Bonds”, when blogging you can have articles regarding “Arapahoe County Bail Bonds“, “Aurora Bail Bonds“, or “Denver Bail Bonds” that all have chances of ranking for those keywords. Every person is different and someone might search differently to find a local bail bondsman.   More Chances To Rank:      The more unique, fresh, and updated articles you blog about will give you more of an opportunity to rank for those articles. You have a higher chance of appearing on the first page. Now keep in mind you do not want duplicate content or a lot of the same articles. It takes me days at a time to research and think about my next blog posts.   Frequent Visitors:      Giving clients, customers, and followers new information frequently will get them to keep coming back. The more clicks to your bail bonds website, the better your search rankings will become. Customers will want everyone to know about your fresh information and the more your website is shared, the higher potential for better rankings.   Social Media:      Social media and your bail bonds blog go hand in hand. You can connect your blog to your social media account to quickly upload your published articles. This gives the search engines another resource to find when people search for your bail bond service. Social media also serves as another outlet for higher traffic and clicks to your website. You can promote your bail bond articles...

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Why A Local Office Helps When Posting Bail Bonds

Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

Why A Local Office Helps When Posting Bail Bonds

     Having a local office can mean many positive things when getting a defendant out of jail. It means a quicker release for the defendant, an easy place to meet co-signers and defendants, shows the public your a reliable bail bond service that can follow through on promises and plans, and much more.      It provides a quicker release for a defendant because the co-signer and the bail bondsman can meet at the local office to complete all of the paperwork and it is not to far from the jail for the bail bondsman to go. You do not want to wait 2 hours for a bail bondsman to meet you because that means the defendant sits in jail longer.      Having a local office means an easy place for the co-signer and bail bondsman to complete all of the documents. A local office provides the proper equipment and environment for co-signers and bail bond agents to finish and go through all documents pertaining to the bail bond.      With any business trust and reliability is crucial and when you have a local bail bond office clients can go to for assistance the bail bondsman is more reliable and less likely to take advantage of clients. I have heard of bail bond agents never meeting co-signers at specific planned times and when the co-signer comes to the office there is no misconceptions about meeting times or places. Where are Mac’s Bail Bonds local offices? Denver Bail Bonds Office Arapahoe Bail Bonds Office Aurora Bail Bonds Office   Mac’s Bail Bonds Google Listings: Denver Bail Bonds Arapahoe Bail Bonds Aurora Bail...

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The Top 5 Bail & Bounty Hunter Movies

Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

The Top 5 Bail & Bounty Hunter Movies

You don’t see bail bond services in the movies to often, but bounty hunters have become hit roles throughout the production business. Here are my top 5 bail bond and bounty hunter movies. 5) Bad News Bears Chico’s Bail Bonds was made famous for sponsoring the little league team in the movie Bad News Bears.     4) The Rundown This movie featured a bounty hunter that was not capturing a fugitive for the courts, but the bounty hunter was paid to bring a son back to his father. As always, you don’t want to mess with The Rock.     3) Midnight Run Midnight run featured a bounty hunter capturing a mob informant in order to testify in court. Robert De Niro is hilarious in this comedy.     2) One For The Money Katherine Heigl is unemployed, just lost her car, and has no where to go except her cousin Vinny’s bail bond service to get a job. Her first assignment is to find an ex lover from back in high school.     1) The Bounty Hunter Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter) is assigned a case to find his ex Jennifer Aniston after she skips on bond. Gerard Butler runs into a couple bumps in the road while attempting to bring Aniston back. Funny comedy and is our #1 bounty hunter...

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Why Bail Bond Agents are an Important Part of the Criminal Justice System

Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

Why Bail Bond Agents are an Important Part of the Criminal Justice System

     Bail allows an accused defendant freedom while going through trial. This is because in our criminal justice system every defendant is innocent until proven guilty. The questions that keep coming up are how effective is our bail system and do bail bond agents provide any good to the communities?       Bail bond agents have a financial obligation to the courts if the defendant fails to appear at any of the court dates. That means if defendant fail to meet this obligation, the bail bondsman would be on the hook for thousands of dollars. I couldn’t think of any better incentive for bail bond agents to stay on top of defendants about court appearances. Instead of tax payers footing the bills for these defendants, bail bond agents are the ones responsible to pay.      Every time a bail bondsman posts bail, a defendant gets released from the tax payer funded jails. That means tax payers do NOT have to pay for the defendants medical, food, shelter, maintenance, and staffing to provide these services once this defendant is released.      When talking about the safety of the communities, everyone has seen the exaggerated Hollywood productions that make bounty hunting look reckless. These shows do not depict what actually does happen when looking for fugitives. A close family member of mine is a full time investigator (bounty hunter) who has been capturing fugitives for close to 10 years. I would say he catches about 300 defendants a year to return them to court. He has never had to kick down a door, use his firearm, or get into any of these shootouts you see on TV because he is smart about it. His best friends and best resource while in the field are the local police departments to ensure no one gets hurt and the situation is under control.      The investigator or bail bondsman spends the hours of research to find the location of the defendant, whereas law enforcement does not have the man power or funding to spend these hours of time on each and every defendant. Without talking much about Pre-Trial Release and there government funded program to release defendants without supervision of a bail bondsman, this explains how Pre-Trial Release does not have the authority or the man power to find these fugitives. Going back to my previous statement of there is no better incentive to find a defendant than the bail bondsman being liable for thousands of dollars. Getting these defendants off the streets and back into court to face their crimes is the most important part.      When a judge sets a bond, these figures are not just random numbers a judge thinks up, but rather a gathering of information to make an informed decision about the risk of the defendant. When a judge sets a bond high, this is because the nature of the defendants charges, community ties, family support, prior appearance rates, and the insurance of the defendant returning to court.      Going back to public safety, when a bail bondsman posts bail there is a requirement of a co-signer or collateral. This is another person usually related to the defendant to take on the liability and responsibility of ensuring a defendant goes to all court dates. At times ankle monitors to track defendants are used and or daily...

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The Costs of Jumping Bail

Posted by on January 30, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

The Costs of Jumping Bail

     If you have ever been to jail, you should know the term bail. Making bail through a bail bondsman is one way to get released from jail until your court process is completed. When a judge sets bail there are many factors the judge reviews to set that amount. Factors including the nature of the charges, prior convictions, prior appearance rates, stability inside the community, and the flight risk. It is the responsibility of the bail bondsman to ensure the defendant appears at all of the court dates after bail is posted.      When using a bail bond agent it will require some sort of collateral or co-signer to additionally take on the responsibility of the defendant showing up at court. The requirements are based off of the bail bond amount meaning a $500 bond will not require as much as a $100,000 bond.      When our bail bond service gets notice that a defendant fails to appear in court, our first step is to reach out to the co-signer to go over why the defendant missed court. Many times there was a mix up in court dates in which our bail bond service will provide a consent of surety for the defendant to reinstate the bail bond. If the court refuses to accept this consent of surety, we have other options including walk through bonds. We can only do true walk through bonds for Denver and Adams County warrants. Stress Cost of Jumping Bail:      If a defendant fails to appear in court, the bail bond agent could hire investigators (bounty hunters) to find the defendant. Other task forces could be searching including the marshals, local police, and depending on your charges, federal officers. Everyone the defendant has ever been associated with could be contacted about these charges about the location of the defendant. The DMV could suspend your license until the warrants are cleared, and your life could become very stressful. Legal costs of jumping bail:      Many times when a defendant fails to appear in court, the court can tack on additional charges which would mean more consequences for the defendant. There will be a warrant issued for the defendants arrest and warrants do not disappear, defendants will have to face the charges eventually. Plea deals that were once available to the defendant could disappear and it could mean a longer sentence. Financial Costs of jumping bail:      The co-signer who signed for the defendant to go to all court appearances could be out the entire bail bond amount if the defendant is not brought back into court or custody within a certain time frame. Including that bail bond amount, the co-signer could also be liable to pay for investigation fees, attorney fees, and any and all other fees the bail bond agent incurred because of the defendants failure to appear. This could mean thousands of dollars because the defendant’s actions.   For more information contact Mac’s Bail Bonds which has office locations in Denver, Arapahoe, and...

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What To Do If You Have A Warrant

Posted by on January 16, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

What To Do If You Have A Warrant

Having a warrant can make your life difficult. Looking over your shoulder everywhere you go trying to figure out if that moment is going to be the time your going to go to jail can be very stressful. At Mac’s Bail Bonds 25% of the clients we help are defendants calling us with warrants out for their arrest. Clearing a warrant is a fairly simple process which can be done within a matter of hours. Here are the list of steps we take when clearing a warrant: Step 1, The Information: When our bail bond service gets a call about a defendant that has a potential warrant, our first step is verifying that the warrant is active and figuring out the court location, charges, and bail bond amount. This is the most crucial step when clearing a warrant because it is important to know exactly what your bail bond amount is before you turn your self in. Step 2, Getting Prepared: After knowing what the charges, court location, and bail bond amounts are we can now proceed with setting up the bail bonds. This process is the same as setting up a normal bond including needing a qualified co-signer and or collateral as well as going over the premium fees associated with the bond. Step 3, Locations: There are only two places in Colorado to be able to do true walk through bail bonds to clear warrants. This is Denver and Adams County. You can only clear Denver warrants at Denver and you can only clear Adams County warrants at Adams. If your warrant is not through one of these court locations don’t worry. We can still clear your warrant fairly quickly without you having to get arrested. The next best option is Glendale Police Department. Glendale Police Department can clear your warrant in less than 30 minutes, but the department will only do these on an on call basis meaning our bail bond agents have to call ahead of time to see if an officer is free to clear it and at times it can be tough to get it done here due to the availability. Now the last option when clearing the warrant is the Aurora Municipal Jail. Aurora Municipal can get defendants in and out of Aurora Facility within an hour. Aurora can usually always take in defendants with warrants. The bail bond agent would meet the defendant and co-signer at Aurora to turn the defendant in, then post the bail bond after the defendant is booked in. The process at Aurora is five times faster than most of every county jail in Colorado. Step 4, Warrants Cleared: Now that your warrant has been cleared, it is the responsibility of the co-signer to ensure the defendant goes to all court dates pertaining to that case until the bail bond is released. Our team of agents are here to answer questions about court procedures, provide consents, court dates and times, and much more. We can not give legal advice, but we can answer procedural questions.   We strive to meet and exceed customer expectations every time we post bail. We have office locations that specialize in Denver Bail Bonds, Arapahoe Bail Bonds, and Aurora Bail Bonds, but can post bail at every jail in Colorado. If you...

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US Bail Associations

Posted by on January 3, 2015 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

Here is a list of the bail bond associations in the United States. I encourage every bail bond agent to get involved with their local associations. Colorado Bail Bond Association http://www.pbacolorado.com Alabama Bail Bond Association http://www.alabaa.com/ Arkansas Bail Bond Association http://www.arkansasbail.net/ California Bail Bond Association http://www.cbaa.com/ Connecticut Bail Bond Association http://www.bailct.org/ Florida Bail Bond Association http://www.fbaa.us/ Georgia Bail Bond Association http://www.gapb.org/ Idaho Bail Bond Association http://www.professionalbailassociation.weebly.com/ Indiana Bail Bond Association http://www.isbaa.org/ Iowa Bail Bond Association http://www.iowabailbondassociation.org/ Jacksonville Bail Bond Association http://www.jacksonvillebailagents.com/ Kansas Bail Bond Association http://www.kansasbailagentsassociation.com/ Michigan Bail Bond Association http://www.mpbaa.com/ Minnesota Bail Bond Association http://www.mnpbba.com/ Mississippi Bail Bond Association http://www.mnpbba.com/ New Jersey Bail Bond Association http://newjerseybailassociation.com/ North Carolina Bail Bond Association http://www.ncbaa.com/ Ohio Bail Bond Association http://www.obaa.org/ Ohio Bail Bond Association http://www.osbba.com/ Oklahoma Bail Bond Association http://www.okbondsman.com/ Orange County Bail Bond Association http://www.ocbaa.org/ San Diego County Bail Bond Association http://www.sdbailassn.com/ South Carolina Bail Bond Association http://www.scbaa.org/ Tennessee Bail Bond Association http://tapba.org/ Texas Bail Bond Association http://www.pbtx.com/ Virgina Bail Bond Association http://www.vbaa.org/ United States Bail Bond Association http://www.pbus.com...

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Why Pre-Trial Release Is Bad For Colorado

Posted by on December 24, 2014 in Bail Blog | 0 comments

Why Pre-Trial Release Is Bad For Colorado

Here are some of the reasons why Pretrial Services is not the best option when dealing with the court systems in Colorado. Don’t get me wrong, extra reporting and having defendants go through Pretrial Services helps out in certain circumstances, but not always. Below are some reasons why Pretrial Services is not the best options for Bail Bonds in Colorado or in the best interest for the state, society, and the defendants. I am also going to point out some of the arguments Pretrial Services has brought up to defend themselves and show you why they are false. Pretrial Service’s arguments about why they think there system is the best: • Pretrial Services think that it would decrease jail populations in Colorado by making it easier to get released • They also feel that it would be easier for lower income families in Colorado to get out of jail. (Read Below And It Will Explain Why This Is Wrong) The reasons why Pretrial Services is not a good option for bail bonds in Colorado. • Pretrial Services charges fees and money for their monitoring, if the defendant can’t pay, there not released, this goes against making it easier for low income families to get out and watch out it could potentially increase Colorado jail populations. • Many defendants will be forced to choose between maintaining employment or maintaining their bond conditions by needing additional time off not only for court, but for meeting monitoring requirements which typically are unavailable after “Close of Business.” • We go back to the cost for the low income families needing additional funds to pay for failing to meet monitoring requirements • Another cost increase will be from the increase in Failure to Appears. With the increase in Personal Recognizance releases having no financial or other investment at risk in returning to court, it is human nature that more people will not return. Even if it is a Co-Signed Personal Recognizance bond, both the Co-Signer and the defendant still have nothing at risk. • If a low income individual is unable to bond it is either because the bond set is high due to a Judge seeing there is a high flight risk or a danger to the public. o Further they probably have no family and poor ties to the community, again showing a high likelihood of absconding. • Staffing requirements for Risk Assessment and Case Managers are unobtainable costs for rural counties. • A Defendants incarceration on simple misdemeanors could be actually longer due to unavailability of Pre-Trial services personnel. Arrested on Friday night, Risk Assessment not available until Monday morning. This bill would limit the use of Bond Schedules. • Bond Agents, by statute, must pay the Courts the bond amount if a defendant absconds. If they do not, by statute, they cannot write further bonds. Bond Agents have the power to seize and surrender the defendant. Pre-Trial services has neither the power to seize a defendant, nor do they pay the amount of bond if the defendant absconds. o This again adds to costs by reducing income from bond forfeitures and increasing costs of Law Enforcement Agencies by having to investigate the fugitive’s whereabouts and make an apprehension. ________________________________________________________________________ Our Example of Why Pretrial Services is Bad For Colorado!! In...

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