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What You Never Knew About The Bail Bond Industry

At A Mobile Bail Bonds we are dedicated to assisting you at every step of your bailing process. Even though the process may seem tedious and intimidating, bail bondsmen like us help hundreds of people sort their bails out every day. 

 

Getting people out of jail isn’t the only thing that the bail bond industry is incharge of. Some other things that also characterize the bail bond industry include:

 

  • The Bail Bond industry is a vital part of the economy that reduces police forces. 

 

Like all the other industries in the world, the bail bond industry is also pretty great for the economy. The reason is simple enough: they pay their taxes. Bail bond agencies pay their taxes regularly on the bonds they write. This industry is also great for the economy because their services help police officers avoid the need to spend taxpayer money to chase fugitive defendants. 

 

  • The Bail Bond Industry is supported by the Constitution

 

Everything the Bail Bond industry is completely legal. In fact, it is also supported by the constitution. According to the 8th Amendment in the constitution, a minimum amount of bail should be charged to allow the poorer defendants to get bail. It also helped the legal system avoid defendants who didn’t show up to court at the right time. The bail bond industry is of great help here since it increases the amount of people getting out on bail whilst also making sure that no one is being exploited in the process. This also includes the defendants themselves, who might not be well-versed with the workings of the legal system. 

 

  • The Bail Bond Industry reduces overcrowding in Jails 

 

Before the 8th Amendment was passed, jails used to be excessively overcrowded since the poorer defendants were unable to pay high amounts of money for bail. Bail bondsmen now help hundreds of people, from all financial backgrounds, to get out on bail. The Bail Bond Industry saves taxpayer money yet again by reducing overcrowding since less money is spent on less inmates. The importance of this industry and the services they provide are not just limited to the jails or the legal system. The people they help the most are the defendants who get the chance to prepare for their trials freely. 

 

  • The Bail Bond Industry increases the chances of timely court appearances 

 

Bail bondsmen are of great help to the legal system in the United States. This is mainly because they help defendants show up to court on time. They also educate the defendants about the legal process and make the process of achieving bail much easier for them. An “unsecured” release from jail usually leads to a great number of defendants not showing up at court dates. Bail Bond agencies help reduce the risk of this happening. 

  • The Bail Bond Industry helps you save time and money

 

Bondsmen are usually very quick and efficient in their workings. They help defendants achieve bail in no time. All the defendant has to do is pay 10% of their original bail amount to their bondsman as a fee. After this, they will not have to pay the whole amount for the bail immediately and will also be freed from jail at once. 

 

Houston businessman defends Black Lives Matter billboard despite death threats, other public pressure

HOUSTON — A Houston businessman is defending his decision to purchase a local Black Lives Matters billboard despite public pressure to have the message changed or the ad completely removed.

Le Hoang Nguyen, the owner of a local insurance and real-estate agency, put up the billboard last month near Bellaire Boulevard and Boone Road in southwest Houston.

Nguyen said he bought the billboard to show solidarity with Black community, to inspire the future generation of leaders and to start the hard conversation of racism and injustice in the United States.

“It is not a political message. It does not support any particular organization. It supports the simple idea of the Black Lives Matter movement to stop racism and injustice for all,” Nguyen said in an official statement.

The billboard has been met with polarized response within days of going up, Nguyen said.

He said there has been death threats against him, calls to boycott his business within the Vietnamese community if he doesn’t take it down and pressure to change the message to “All Lives Matter,” a term often used to dismiss claims of systemic prejudice against the African-American community.

“When your entire life, 50 years that you’ve worked so hard to build, to share gets unfairly, unjustly judged, convicted and executed– lynching – in the court of public opinion, it hurts. It hurts,” Nguyen said in a video.

He has also gotten praise for personally funding the billboard.

Nguyen said his solidarity with the Black community stems from more than a commitment to fighting social injustice but also his firsthand experience with prejudice as a Vietnamese-American. He mentioned being called names and being barred from job opportunities as examples.

Nguyen was a child when his father was jailed after the fall of Sai Gon and his family was forced to leave Viet Nam in 1978, according to a Facebook video. Nguyen said while at a Kota Bahru refugee camp a group of Black leaders offered him and others encouragement and support.

“They spoke up on our behalf when we had no voice,” Nguyen said in another video. “Their compassion taught me how to be empathetic towards our fellow human begins.”

The article brought awareness to the refugees who faced social-ostracism, poverty and possibly death if deported back to their homelands.

Nguyen said he has accomplished his goal to build awareness and spark conversation and the billboard will be changed to a message supporting first responders will be installed soon.

CREDIT: https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/houston-black-lives-matter-billboard-death-threats-other-public-pressure-against-owner/285-789a1859-d39f-411c-9c6e-60b88d94dbb8

Harris County is Expanding COVID-19 Testing Inside Jails

Everyone is doing the best they can to slow the spread of COVID-19 by following the CDC’s safety guidelines. Self-quarantining at home, avoiding large gatherings, improved sanitation and using protective gear like masks and gloves are all important, but inmates in jails can’t do any of these things, which has caused the virus to spread faster in jails than it does among the general population. Despite this, many counties have declined to take the necessary steps in keeping inmates safe, putting hundreds, or even thousands, of inmates at high risk. If you find yourself in trouble with the law, don’t take the risk of staying in jail. Contact A Mobile Bail Bonds right away so our experienced bail bondsmen can get you out of jail and back to your life.

Inmate Populations Rise

Even though the CDC advises against more than 10 people being in the same room at once, jails continue to be overpopulated. Inmates are still being kept in close quarters without enough room to socially distance themselves, and there hasn’t been much effort to reduce jail populations by releasing non-violent offenders. In fact, Governor Greg Abbott recently passed an executive order making it impossible for violent offenders to get out on bail unless they can pay the entire bail at once.

COVID-19’s Impact on Jails

Overpopulation isn’t the only problem exacerbating the spread of COVID-19 in jails. Poor sanitation, lack of access to hygiene products like hand sanitizer, and a lack of access to proper healthcare have all contributed to the rapid spread of the virus in jails. This issue doesn’t just impact inmates. Guards, jail staff, and police officers are also at higher risk every time they walk into a jail or interact with inmates.

Expanded Internal Testing Reveals Extent of COVID-19 Spread

COVID-19 testing has finally expanded in Harris County jails, and it’s revealed how much the virus has spread. Right now, jails with any positive COVID-19 tests are being put on lockdown for 14 days, and this period is extended if any new cases pop up. As of right now, 20 jail staff members have tested positive, as well as 3 inmates. 52 inmates are awaiting results in quarantine, and over 1,000 are suspected to have come into contact with the virus. Until more tests are done, we won’t know how wide the virus has spread among jails. If jails continue to ignore the CDC’s guidelines, these numbers will rise and the virus will have severe impacts on inmates and staff.

Keep Yourself Safe: Get Out of Jail Fast with A Mobile Bail Bonds

At A Mobile Bail Bonds, we know everyone makes mistakes, but you shouldn’t have to pay for it before your trial. A Mobile Bail Bonds is committed to getting inmates out of jail fast, and our services are still available to anyone who needs them. Jails are one of the worst places to be during this pandemic, so keep yourself and your family safe when you hire A Mobile Bail Bonds. If you can’t pay your bail, let us know immediately at 713-463-7774 so we can work on a payment plan. Get back to your home and your life: speak with one of our experienced bail bondsmen to see how we can help you.

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Texas Organizing Project activists say they will bail people out of jail to protect from coronavirus

Local community activists said Tuesday they would begin bailing defendants out of some of Texas’ largest county jails to protect them from dangerous conditions inside caused by the spread of the new coronavirus.

In a news release, the Texas Organizing Project announced it would focus on bailing out people with low bonds in Harris County, Dallas County, Bexar County, and Fort Bend County. Harris County’s jail, with some 7,400 inmates, is the second largest county jail in the United States.

“People should be home with their families,” said Michael Roberts, a TOP leader from Bexar County. “None of these people we’re bailing out are eligible for the death penalty, and they shouldn’t get a defacto death sentence just because they don’t have the money to bail out. Everyone has a right to life, dignity and justice.”

A Mobile Bail Bonds doesn’t judge our clients and stands with the community on the safety of our inmates.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/TOP-activists-say-they-will-bail-people-out-of-15216308.php

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