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Should I Bail a Friend or Family Member Out

It’s one of the most unpleasant phone calls you can receive. The familiar tone of the collect call prompt lets you know that you have a call from the local jail, and panic sets in. Chances are, if you receive this call, you will have a choice to make. It is a big responsibility to bail someone out of jail. Not only are you making a financial commitment to purchase a bail bond, but you may also be risking collateral. Before you make such an important decision, there are many things you should consider.

Can You Trust This Person?
When someone you love is arrested, emotions can run high. If your loved one asks you to bail them out, it is important to think critically about whether you can trust them. Mistakes happen, and good people end up in jail all the time. A friend who has fallen on hard times and doesn’t have a history of breaking the law is probably someone you can feel confident investing in. If the person has a criminal background and hasn’t tried to make progress in changing their life, you might want to think twice about whether you can support them in this way. You may also choose to help them, but build certain requirements into their bail. The court can order that they participate in drug treatment programs, remain sober, or stay within certain boundaries, as just a few examples.

Can You Afford It?
Bail can be very expensive. Depending on the offense, even the 10% fee for a bail bond can cost thousands of dollars, not to mention any collateral you may be required to put up. Even if your friend or loved one is trustworthy, you should still consider whether you can comfortably afford to help. A bail bond fee is non-refundable. Even if your loved one promises to pay you back, it could be a long time before they are back on their feet to the point where they can do so. It’s understandable to want to help someone very close to you, but you also have to consider your own financial well-being. Don’t put yourself in a dangerous situation to support someone else.

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Can You Support Them In Other Ways?
After you have bailed out your loved one, they are likely to need additional support. Depending on their offense, they may need to get a car out of impound or need alternate transportation. They may need a place to stay or help finding treatment programs or other resources required by the court. Financial support is important, but when people are trying to change their lives, they need emotional support as well. Are you prepared to be that person for your loved one?

A Mobile Bail Bonds is here to support you and your loved one through this difficult time. We can help you navigate a confusing system and support you as you advocate for your friend or family member. Give us a call today and let us help you get them out of jail fast!

Black Lives Matter

A Mobile Bail Bonds is taking steps to reform the industry and prevent abuses from powerful judges and to free people from corrupt prison industries. We consistently work with our clients in any circumstances and that’s why we support the Black Lives Matter movement.

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

We are expansive. We are a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement. We also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the way, we must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in Black communities. We must ensure we are building a movement that brings all of us to the front.

We affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. Our network centers those who have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.

We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.

We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.

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

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