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What to do While Out on Bail

January 27th, 2015

If you just got out of jail thanks to making bail either on your own or through a bail bondsman, then it is time to look toward the future. What do you do now that you are out on bail? The most obvious answer is to attend all your future court dates. There are other things you can do to help you when your court date comes around, and a few things that may be required of you while out on bail. Hopefully you are not planning on needing bail anytime soon, but If you have been recently released on bail and have some time left before your court date, consider these ideas:

Employment: Being employed while on bail is a good idea for when it comes to a court hearing. Maintaining employment shows that you can be responsible.

Sobriety: If your incident involved any form of alcohol or drug abuse, try and avoid these items in the future. There are several programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous to help with issues related to alcoholism.

Anger Management: If your incident involved violence or any form of angry outburst, seek out a therapist out for anger management.

Stay Out of Trouble: Even in the most general sense, try and avoid any trouble that may arise. This includes common things such as getting pulled over for speeding, a non violent domestic dispute, or social activities that may involve alcohol.

Attend to Required Events: Some people are released on bail with no prerequisites besides attending court dates. Others however may have to perform a regular check-in with an appointed official. Sometimes these are allowed to be done over the phone, for others they are to be in person. If for some reason you can not attend one of these required check-ins, call the representative in advance so a different date can be set and will not be put against you.

When someone posts bail for you, they are not giving you a get out of jail free card. They are giving you a second chance so you can move on from whatever it was that got you behind bars in the first place. Don’t waste this opportunity by being reckless or irresponsible. Take it as a chance to improve yourself so you don’t find yourself in this situation again.


Don’t Panic

December 26th, 2014

How do you go about getting a bail bond for someone? Is it a complicated process? You are already frustrated, how much worse is that frustration going to get? Luckily for anyone in this situation, going through a bail bondsman can be a simple progress. Instead of adding extra stress to an already stressful situation, bail bond companies such as Alliance make the entire set-up simple and fast. With an understanding of how chaotic a time like this can be for someone, Alliance makes it a point not to take you through any loops or tricks when it comes to bail.

So what does it take to bail someone out of jail with a company such as Alliance Bail Bonds? It is as simple as following these 4 easy steps.


  • Contact: The first step naturally is contacting Alliance. The person being detained can contact Alliance directly and give them your name and number. Alliance will then contact you with the details of the bail. The person can also contact you directly and you can go to Alliance with the detained person’s first and last name, date of birth, where they are being detained, and their middle initial if applicable.



  • Paperwork: Once you have have either contacted or been contacted by Alliance, you then can come to the office located at 3668 W. Int’l Speedway Blvd in Daytona Beach to fill out the required paperwork to complete the bond.



  • Pick Up:Once the paperwork is signed, you may go to where the person in question is being detained and retrieve them. You will not be required to show any paperwork for this step, the bail agent will have contacted the center with the bail and information required. It can vary on how long it may take for them to be released, typically though it is a quick process.



  • Finish Up: Once the person in question has been released from custody, you simply bring them to Alliance Bail Bonds to sign their part of the paperwork and they are free to leave. They can go home, return to work, everything they normally do as long as they attend all of their court dates.


If you have a loved one or close friend who is in need of bail, come to Alliance and we will work with you on posting bail for them. If you have more questions about posting bail for a friend or loved one, give one of the most trust Daytona Beach bail bonds services a call at 386-257-5116.

The Evolution of Justice

November 26th, 2014

The justice system is a complex set of regulations put in place to ensure the safety of the populace. It has been refined for thousands of years, ever since the idealisms of right and wrong were brought into existence. From it’s creation in the hands of the general population taking justice upon themselves to the modern day institution the law and those who regulate it have evolved to better work with the people that it protects. They don’t deliver cruel punishments that older civilizations once embraced.

Mankind, much like the universe in which we inhabit, is in a constant series of trial and error to create a more functional and free society. In the early journals of history things as small as petty thievery held severe punishments that far outweighed the crime. Punishments as severe as amputation of the hands if the accusers decided it necessary. Thankfully such things are now punishable though the judicial system in ways such as isolation from society in a prison cell.

For other small crimes, there could exist even lesser punishments, such as merely requiring community service be performed. The punishment in question is decided upon in a court hearing. Luckily for some, bail may be set and paid to secure an early release before the court date. Bail is an amount of money paid to the court for early release, and is returned once the person appears in court (Minus any court fees). They are still required to attend court on the appropriate date, and tend to the punishment assigned to them, but are free to be a part of society and not remain in a cell beforehand.

To push the progress mankind has made in dealing with crimes, bail bonds have become
an even more common alternative to paying the bail on your own. When someone is awaiting their court date, and the bail is set higher than can be afforded, a friend or family member may request the services of a bail bondsman. When you enter a bail bond agreement, you will pay a small part of the bail, and the bail bondsman will pay the rest. Once the person in question shows up to their court hearing, the money is returned to the bail bondsman. If the person fails to appear in court, the money is not returned and the one who agreed to pay the bail bondsman must pay the money back.

It is a system that helps to keep offenders in check, while still offering them some form of freedom. Take advantage of these advances made in the legal system by contacting Alliance Bail Bonds to inquire about the early release of a friend or family member.

Bail Smart, Avoid Risks

October 24th, 2014

When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, your mind can be racing in different directions. Sometimes it can be difficult to think clearly on what you are doing. You just want to get your friend or family member out of jail and on with their lives. Mentally and emotionally it can be even more stressful for the person signing the bail bond then the person sitting in jail waiting on it. It is in these conditions can we can make mistakes based on poor judgement.

People do make mistakes that end up sending them to jail. Even people we hold in high regards can end up behind bars thanks to a careless error. Some people though are not behind bars because of a mistake. They made a poor lifestyle choice, and jail is the outcome of it. When signing a bail bond for someone, it is important to keep this in mind. You are putting a lot at risk to get this person out of jail. Don’t get left losing because they make a run for it.

If the person you are bailing out is a responsible person most of the time, with a steady job and lifestyle, then bailing them out is much more likely to be safe. In order to keep their job and life going, they will appear in court on their court date and you don’t have to worry about paying the full bail price. It is also helpful to only bail out someone you are close to. A family member or close friend is more likely to not put you at risk.

If the person requesting you to bail them out is less than responsible, it may not be worth taking the chance. If they have a hard time holding down a job or often changes their place of residence, then they have less holding them down. It is easier for them to leave town and skip on the court date, leaving you with the bill.

Don’t become the victim. Before you visit a bail bonds agent, make sure it is a smart decision. If you think it is a wise choice to post bail, come to Alliance Bail Bonds and speak with one of our agents today.


Becoming a Bail Bondsman

September 16th, 2014

When it comes to needing a bail bondsman, the process can be stressful. Someone you know is in jail, and you want to get them out as soon as you can. It is important to know that the person handling the bail bond process for it is someone who is qualified to do so. So what does it take to be the one behind the desk helping get a loved one out of jail for you? It takes a good bit more than just making out an application.

  • The bail bondsman must be at least 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • They must be a United States citizen or be a legal alien, and a resident of that state.
  • Three reputable citizens who are residents of the same counties as the bail bondsman will be working for must vouch for him or her.
  • The applicant was never convicted of a felony, or a crime involving turpitude (Depravity, wickedness), or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more.
  • They must pass the required examination and a required background check.
  • Law enforcement officers can not be a bail bondsman, neither can jailers, attorneys, or anyone employed by someone with custody or control over prisoners.
  • The applicant will receive a temporary bail bond license and must complete the provisions of that license before applying for a limited surety agent, the official title of the license required to be a bail bondsman.

These are the requirements for being a bail bondsman in the state of Florida. The requirements come with very few exceptions. If you have been convicted but have gained back your civil rights, you are still incapable of being a bail bondsman. This strict system helps make sure that the one handling the bail process is certified, trustworthy, and capable of helping others in their time of need. If you find yourself in need of a bail bondsman, remember Alliance Bail Bonds.



Innocent or Guilty?

August 6th, 2014

Someone is sitting behind bars waiting on their bail hopefully getting paid so they can return home. Being the good friend or family member that you are, you start looking at options. There is one concern on your mind though. Even before the court date comes around, you know that your friend is guilty of the crime that they are said to have committed.


Will this affect you at all when paying for the bail? The answer is no. Paying for the bail or for a bail bond is not a wager made on the outcome. The only wager present is rather or not the person shows up for their scheduled court date. Paying the bail and making sure they appear in court are the only requirements you have as far as your friend or family member go. Regardless of the outcome this will also not effect you on any standards or records. Posting bail for someone found guilty will not cause you to fail a potential job interview.

If you paid the court the full bail amount or used collateral, you are obligated to have these things returned to you regardless of the verdict. Rather the person in question is found innocent or guilty and regardless of the sentencing, you have done what is required. The only loss you may experience is from court fees taken from out from the bail posted. This of course does not entitle you to have any premium refunded to you. A premium is charged for the services of paying a bail, and not part of the bail itself.

For more information on bail bonds, or to get started on a bail bond for someone call Alliance Bail Bonds today at (386)-257-5116

Bail Bonds and Credit

July 23rd, 2014

Paying for a bail out of jail is never cheap. Even a low bail amount is in the thousands. Luckily there are bail bondsman that can help you pay for your bail. This still costs money of course. A bail bondsman will generally charge you about 10% of the bail. This means if bail is set at $10,000, then to post bail through the bail bondsman, you may pay $1,000. Still not cheap, but definitely a good deal cheaper than the original amount.

How many people have $1,000 just sitting around to spend? Many of us wish we could say we did, but sadly between bills and living expenses funds can be tight sometimes. Luckily for us there is credit. Almost every adult has some form of credit card in their wallet or purse. It is a fundamental part of our financial structure. It helps us purchase large expenses that we can pay off over time, or help us in an emergency. An emergency such as posting bail.

Not every bail bondsman will accept a credit card for payment, but it is a growing trend. More and more bondsman are allowing people to pay for bail with a credit card. Regardless of what got you, a friend, or a family member behind bars there is most likely one thing that you are not concerned about when using a credit card to post bail. How does this affect my credit score?

In time though the question may resurface again. Maybe you are past the court hearing and all that is behind you. Things are going good so you are looking at purchasing a new vehicle. Suddenly the thought comes up on the bail you paid with your credit card. How did that affect your credit? The answer is not at all. Having a bail payment on your credit card report does not change your credit score. It registers as just another payment. The amount of the bail, and how well it is being paid off does however, though no more than any other charge made on it. In many cases your credit card report may not even show you paid bail. The bail may be seen as a cash advance on your credit card, and therefore not come up under the name of a bail bondsman or bail at all.

If you or the person who was bailed out does not attend his court hearing though, it will show up on your credit score as going to collections. With the large cost of a bail, it going to collections will have a very strong impact on your credit score. This could make it difficult to follow future endeavors such as finding a job, purchasing a new car or home, or even applying for a new credit card.


Let Alliance Bail Bonds help you in this difficult time by helping you post bail for a friend or family member. Call 386-257-5116 for more information or visit us at


Bail Bonds: A History of Change

June 25th, 2014

The practice of bail bonds has been around for centuries, far before the modern world. The act of imprisonment dates back even further, and the regulations that govern both have changed extensively ever since. Where once the practice of imprisonment and the court system in general could be considered cruel and unjustified, the modern day prison system is bound by certain laws and regulations that create a much more fair and humane judicial system.

Before being placed in the hands of judges, the job of deciding a bail amount, and if bail was even given was in the hands of several different individuals. In England it was first in the hands of the sheriffs to decide if bail would be set. This allowed some to abuse their power until a statute better defined bailable and non-bailable offenses. The job of handling the issue of bail and bail amounts would eventually fell upon the judges. Without a proper system of checks and balances or regulation, the amounts issued for bail could range from reasonable to being simply impractical.

As we came to the modern age of man and his judicial system we created a more efficient way of handling the law and the offenders of. One change made in the system of appointing bail can be found in the 8th Amendment to the Bill of Rights. In this Amendment it was stated that “Excessive bail ought not to be required”. With this new amendment, placed beside the system of government that had been put into place by and for the American people allowed a much more reasonable and effective system of court. Some changes and regulations have occurred since, but all built upon the ideas expressed in the 8th Amendment. When these changes are combined with the bail bond services of today, including those from companies such as Daytona Beach’s Alliance Bail Bonds, people are given new and better opportunities to post bail before their court date.


If you are ever find yourself or a loved one in need of help, or just want a little more information on Daytona Beach bail bonds. You may contact us here. Alliance Bail Bonds

Bail Bonds Collateral

May 1st, 2014

When someone is arrested, they are held in jail for a period of time before facing a judge.  When the arrested person faces the judge, the judge may place a bail for the defendant’s release, depending on the severity of the crime. The bail can range from a few hundred dollars to upwards of a million dollars. If a bail is set, it can be paid to ensure the defendant’s release until the court date. Many times, the defendant or the family and/friends of the defendant cannot afford to pay the full bail. In those cases, they will usually seek monetary assistance in the form a bail bond. With a bail bond, the defendant or family/friends of the defendant can pay a percentage of the bail to the bail bondsmen, and the rest is covered. The rest of the bail is covered under the pretense that the defendant will appear at court on the date assigned. There are several types of bonds, including a collateral bail bond.

Collateral is something that must be forfeited to a bail bondsman in order to secure a defendant’s release from jail. Many times, a bail bond company will require some sort of collateral to ensure that the defendant appears in court. This especially goes for defendants who are high risk and have missed out on court dates before. The majority of bail bond collateral is in the form of cash or real estate, but other forms of collateral are accepted such as the title to vehicles, assets, or credit card payments. When collateral is put up for a bail bond, the bondsman will hold the collateral until the defendant appears in court. For example, the bondsman will hold the titles to the vehicle, the deed to the real estate, or will charge the credit card. Many bail bonds don’t require collateral, but in most instances it is required for repeat offenders who are considered to be high risk to ensure they show up in court. When the defendant does appear in court, the collateral is returned.

Should the defendant decide not to appear in court, they risk forfeiting the collateral or the person who put up the collateral risks losing it. After the first missed court date, there is a waiting period of 120 days for either the defendant or the attorney to set another court date. If the time period for the trial passes before the court date is set, then the collateral is forfeited. However, there is time for the indemnitor to put up cash to get the collateral back. Otherwise, they will not be able to retrieve the collateral and the bail bond company will keep it.

If you or a loved one has found them in the unfortunate situation of being imprisoned, try visiting to get assistance for the situation. At Alliance Bail bonds, defendants will be assisted to the best of their ability, and you will be showed the ins and outs of the bail bonds process. Alliance Bail Bonds main mission is to serve its customers and help defendants with the arduous bail process.

Bail Bonds

May 1st, 2014

Bail bonds are a form of payment, delivered by an individual accused of a crime, which allows them to temporarily leave the jail system until they are officially tried in a court setting. Bail bonds are offered to individuals who cannot meet their bail requirements; those who cannot meet bail may be awarded this provision, which is typically facilitated by a bail bondsman or a bail bond agency. In the event that an arrestees is unable to satisfy the required bail payment, they may be eligible to borrow the necessary funds from an institution specializing in the provision of Bail Bonds; Bail Bonds are provided as surety loans that can vary in requirements for an initial payment – Bail Bonds percentage rates can range from 5 to 50% depending on the gross amount of the required bail payment.

That being said, the typical bail bond is instituted by a bail bondsman in the form of 10%. Upon the repayment of bail to the arrestee who has appeared at their hearing, the bail payment is then transferred to the Bail Bonds institution. In certain cases, a form of collateral will be expected to be exchanged for the Bail Bonds dispersed by that institution; this is in addition to the required initial payment.

Click here for all of your bail bond needs. Alliance bail bonds will be more than happy to help.