Chronicles of a Bondsman – 1

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Phoenix Bail Bonds

Chronicles of a Bondsman – 1

True Stories from a Phoenix Bail Bondsman

Although Phoenix bail bondsmen are in the business of selling bonds and getting people out of jail, there are times we just don’t like to do it.  I got a call the other day from a woman who had found me on the internet by searching for Phoenix bail bonds.  She needed to bail her “fiancé” out of the Maricopa County Jail.  He had a cash only bond for assault, disorderly conduct, preventing the use of a telephone and criminal damage.  This is nothing out of the ordinary; domestic violence cases are extremely common.  What was unusual was this woman had just gotten out of the hospital and was black and blue over most of her visible body.  Her face had claw marks on it, particularly around the eyes.  I couldn’t resist asking how the scratches got there.  The lady remarked casually, “Oh, he was trying to gouge my eyes out.”  The lady also had numerous old wounds and scars on her arms that had not occurred during this incident, which she admitted had been inflicted by him.  As it turned out, the “fiancé” was no stranger to jail; he had a severe drinking problem and had been arrested several times for working this lady over.

What was awful about this particular story was the woman was blaming herself for the incident and felt guilty for calling the police on him.  I assured her that she did the right thing and that both he and she needed some counseling not bail bonds.  She said that she was getting professional support after this latest occurrence and that the prosecutor was demanding prison for the “fiancé”.  I told her that hopefully things will work out, but I couldn’t resist asking, “Why do you want to bail him out of jail?”  She merely said, “I love him.”

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Phoenix Arizona Bail Bonds

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Arizona Bail Bonds, Maricopa County Jail

Phoenix Arizona Bail Bonds

Phoenix Arizona Bail Bonds

     Arizona bail bond companies generally offer free jail information on defendants incarcerated in the county jails throughout Arizona.  As a general rule, most Arizona bail bond companies do a pretty good job of getting their clients accurate information.  When your friend or family member gets incarcerated, it is advisable that you deal with a bondsman in obtaining information.  Jail staff are overloaded by phone calls everyday, often giving the same information to several family members throughout the day. 

     Maricopa County is broken down into two jail systems, municipal jails (police departments) and county jails.  The municipal jails temporarily house inmates before moving them to the Maricopa County Jail.  Municipal jails would prefer providing inmate information once to a qualified bail bond agent who in turn can explain the process and charges to family members.  The bondsman knows what questions to ask and how to properly explain the charges and bail procedures.  The Maricopa County Jail currently uses an automated hotline forproviding routine bail bond information.  If your question is not answered through the automated hotline, you can hold for an operator.  Hold times can be an hour or longer as calls are answered in order of calls received.  Bail bondsman can submit an inmate inquiry to jail staff via email, which when returned, provides the same basic information that the Hotline provides.  The Maricopa County Jail is just too large of a system to provide spot on operator assistance.  Maricopa County Bail Bonds provides free jail information to prospective clients earnestly looking for a Phoenix bail bond.  Call (602) 258-4488 to obtain immediate help.

 

 

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What are the advantages of using a Bail Bond Company?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Maricopa County Jail, Phoenix Bail Bonds, Phoenix bondsman

Advantages of using a Bail Bond Company

A bail bond company takes the bite out of a bond. Let’s say for example that you want to get a friend out of jail on a five thousand dollar ($5,000) Phoenix bail bond.   As an individual you would need to pay the Court or Maricopa County Jail the whole $5,000 dollars in cash to get your friend out of jail.   Unfortunately for you, the jail does not accept cash from the public; the court only accepts cash from registered bail bondsmen.  However, the jail will accept Western Union Money Orders, US Postal Money Orders and Cashiers’ checks.   Assuming you manage to get the bond posted yourself, the Court will hold on to your $5,000 for an undetermined amount of time until the case is adjudicated and the bond exonerated; it could be months and in some cases years.  The Court will not pay you interest on your money and you cannot retract or surrender your bond.  Only a bail bondsman can surrender a bond or re-arrest the Defendant before he skips out on bail.  Your money will in effect,  be tied up until the Defendant is sentenced.

A Phoenix bail bond company, on the other hand, would only charge you a 10 percent fee to post your bond.  On a $5,000 bond that amounts to only $500.  That $500, fee is nonrefundable, but you won’t have to sell the farm in order to get someone out of jail.  You will, however, need to put up some form of collateral worth at least the bond amount that the Phoenix bondsman will hold onto as security pending the Defendant going to all his hearings; but you get that back upon sentencing or exoneration of the bond.

Maricopa County Bail Bonds understands the Arizona Courts and Jails.  We are familiar with the judges, the attorneys and the jail and court clerks.  We are committed to helping you understand the bail bond process and posting your Phoenix Bail Bonds.  We are happy to answer any of your bail bond questions and to discuss any of your concerns.  Please call 602-258-4488 for immediate service.

 

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Inmate Information – Maricopa County Jail

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Maricopa County Jail

Inmate Information – Maricopa County Jail

Maricopa County Jail Inmate Information

We get dozens of calls everyday from people who are in need of bail bond information.  The caller is usually stressed out and highly agitated because they can’t get the information they need.  In most cases the caller just wants to “know” what is going on and has little to no desire of posting bail.  For these “clients” I offer the following self-help guide.

 

Guide to the Maricopa County Jail Hotline

The Maricopa County Jail has an automated information Hotline.  In order to use this system effectively, you will need to speak clearly.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his staff have spent a lot of time developing an answering system designed to provide you with the following types of information:

 

Specific Inmate:

        • You will need to know the inmate’s Booking Number or his Full Name and Date of Birth.

(If you do not know this basic information you will not be able to use this system.  Bondsmen will need this information as well.  Bondsmen do not have access to a general database, nor do bondsmen have the ability to talk to jail staff.  You must have basic information.)

The following information is available for specific inmates

        • Housing

        • Visitation

        • Specific Charges

General Information:

        • Payment of Bonds

        • Visitation

        • Court Information

        • Inmate Funds

        • Pick-up Property

 Victim Notification:

        • You will be transfered to a live operator

 Self Surrender:

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Maricopa County Jail – Bail Bond Hours

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Maricopa County Jail

Bond/Fines Hours of Operation

     The Maricopa County Jail has limited hours for accepting the posting of bail or conducting other inmate activities.  The jail no longer accepts bonds 24-hours per day.  In general, the jail will not take bail between the following hours:

  • 1:00 AM to 7:00 AM
  • 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM and
  • 10:15 PM to 10:45 PM

     If you are still in line when the clock chimes, the window will close and you will have to wait for it to reopen per the above schedule.

 

Where is Bail Posted?

     Bail bonds can be posted at the 4th Ave Jail (Madison Street entrance).  There are three windows where one may conduct business.

 

Window #1

  • Open to General Public
  • Accepts Cash (from Bondsmen only)
  • Accepts Cashiers Checks
  • Accepts Money Orders
  • Answers general questions

 

Hours of Operation:

  • 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM (Closed 1 hour 15 minutes)

  • 2:45 PM to 9:00 PM

9:00 PM to 10:45 PM  (Closed 1 hour 15 minutes)

  • 10:45 to 1:00 AM

 

Window #2

  • Serves Law Enforcement, Attorneys, and Bondsmen (Surety Bonds Only)
  • Answers general questions

 

Hours of Operation

     Window #2 is only open when staffing permits.  The following times are the conditional hours of operation

  • 7:00 AM to 2:15 PM

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM (Closed 30 minutes)

  • 2:45 PM to 10:15 PM

 

Window #3

     Weekend operation

  • Serves everyone
  • Accepts Fines for Phoenix City Court (Weekends Only) 
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