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American Surety Company – The Bail Insurance Company

American Surety Company specializes in the management of independent surety bail contracts in 46 states.

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April 9, 2014

2014 Bail Related Case Summaries

 In re Free “U” Bonds, Inc., 2014 WL 1092835 (Tenn.Crim.App. March 19, 2014) affirmed revocation of the authority of a bail bondsman... Read More

March 24, 2014

2013 Bail Related Case Summaries

In State v. Lexington National Insurance Corp., Case No. 13-1134 (La.App. March 5, 2014) the State alleged that six bail bond forfeitures were unpaid... Read More

December 10, 2013

County of Los Angeles v. Indiana Lumbermens

In County of Los Angeles v. Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co., Case No. B245117 (Cal.App. December 10, 2013) the issue was whether the defendan... Read More

December 5, 2013

State v. Better Bail Bonds

 In State v. Better Bail Bonds, Case No. 1 CA-CV 12-784 (Ariz.App. December 5, 2013) the defendant was indicted in 2001 and a warrant was issued... Read More

August 30, 2013

2013 Enacted Legislation

A list of bail related legislation enacted in 2013. Read More

August 20, 2013

Enacted Legislation 2013

List of bail related legislation enacted in 2013 Read More

Comments and Opinion

April 9, 2014

Hug Your Mom Today

My memory takes me all the way back to our house in Memphis circa 1972 when Dad had the multi-line phone stationed on the coffee table so he could listen in on bond calls taken by the office staff. &...  Read More

March 12, 2014

The Atrophication of The Criminal Justice System

The atrophication of the criminal justice system over the past several decades is nothing short of remarkable.  My memory goes back to the late sixties.  Remember how safe we felt as kids? ...  Read More

March 10, 2014

70% Effective, No Thank You

 How would you feel about driving a car with brakes guaranteed to work 70% of the time?  What about strapping on a parachute with a low failure-to-open rate of just 30%?  According to...  Read More

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