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American Surety Company – The Bail Insurance Company

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May 16, 2016

2016 Bail Bond Legislative Log

  State Bill Spon... Read More

May 11, 2016

Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. United States Fire Insurance Co., Case No. E063514 (Cal.App. April 21, 2016), the surety appealed a trial court’s denial of a moti... Read More

December 16, 2015

Broward v. Tay

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District upheld section 903.31(1) which states in part "The original appearance bond shall expire 36 months after such bond has been posted for the release of the defendant from custody. This subsection does not apply to cases in which a bond has been declared forfeited. In the Tay case the bond was forfreited after the bond's 36 month expiration date Read More

May 26, 2015

2014 Enacted Legislation

The final Legislative Update for 2015 includes enacted legislation from this session year. Read More

May 21, 2015

Barresi v. Barresi

 2015 WL 2448518 (Mich.App. May 21, 2015) a former husband was arrested on a bench warrant and posted bail in the amount of $3,500.  The tr... Read More

August 30, 2013

2013 Enacted Legislation

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

Comments and Opinion

May 11, 2016

Indiana Bail Agents Poised to Shine Light on Court's Deposit Bail Scheme

A simple check of the Michiana Crime Stoppers website will highlight why the practice of granting criminal offenders a 90% discount on their bail is woefully ineffective.  The majority of Indian...  Read More

April 21, 2016

Millions of Warrants - The Closeted Epidemic

I was in Sacramento earlier this week where I joined ABC’s Policy Director Jeff Clayton and California lobbyist Katherine Brandenburg in meeting with state officials and legislative staff at ...  Read More

March 25, 2016

Connecticut's 10% Bill Should Not Pass

Governor Malloy’s Second Chance 2.0 initiative was under review Wednesday in the Joint Committee on Judiciary at the Connecticut State House.  I was present for the hearing along with ABC ...  Read More

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