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American Surety Company – The Bail Insurance Company

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Bail Bond News

August 4, 2014

Bail Related Court Cases

In State v. Caldwell, Case No. M2013-1368 (Tenn.Crim.App. July 31, 2014) the defendant failed to appear and the court forfeited the bond.  Two w... Read More

July 22, 2014

Bail Related Case Summaries

State ex rel. Sylvester v. Neal, 2014 WL 3360614 (Ohio July 8, 2014) granted writs of mandamus sought by bail bond agents and held that it was uncons... 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

August 11, 2014

Coast to Coast

A few weeks back I reported to you about an Ohio Supreme Court decision that told the Ohio lower courts they cannot prohibit a criminal defendant from purchasing a bail bond to secure their release.&...  Read More

July 22, 2014

Helping Kids Never Gets Old

While perusing Facebook updates yesterday I came across a post by Texas Attorney and bail expert Ken Good.  Ken had written about his recent trip to Dallas to drop off his daughter Laurel to att...  Read More

July 11, 2014

Ohio's High Court Doles Out Common Sense to Common Pleas

When I was much younger I would do something stupid in front of my Dad and he would say, “Son, common sense is a virtue.” I took those words to heart and I try to apply common sense at al...  Read More

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