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How to Get a Cheap Bail Bondsmen

Someone you love is in jail, and you want to get him out as soon as possible. You’re also frightened because your loved one is charged with a crime, something you have never dealt with before. Worst of all, you don’t have much money.

In a panic, you might grab the Yellow Pages and start calling bail bondsmen. But you notice that some lawyers advertise both in the bail bonds section and in the attorneys section of the Yellow Pages.

What is up with that? Here’s what: Texas law allows attorneys to act as bail bondsmen. Also, Ethics Opinions 366 and 347 hardly give clear guidance on this issue.

I don’t act as a bail bondsman, and I don’t write surety bonds, and here’s why.
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Jail Credits Explained

Why do some inmates get 2 to 1 credit, and others get only 1 to 1 credit? In other words, why do some inmates get credit for only one day actually served and other inmates get two days of credit for one day served. Here’s the answer. Generally, it’s a good idea to give inmates … Read More »

Criminal Law vs. Immigration Law

When the criminal law world collides with the immigration law world, people caught between the two can get slaughtered or “deported” Texas Criminal Law Let’s start with the criminal world first for or a moment. Let’s assume you were born in the United States. If you’re in Texas and the police catch you with less … Read More »

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