Booked and Released: Jail Procedures

Booked and Released: Jail Procedures

Being arrested isn’t fun for anyone. There is a long and drawn-out process for booking you into the system, and it’s not made for comfort. How quickly you get processed and housed will depend on a lot of factors. Everything from the time of year, to the staffing...
How Bail Bondsmen Make Money

How Bail Bondsmen Make Money

One question we get at Blackman Bail Bonds pretty often is – “How exactly does a bail bondsman make money in this industry?” The answer is relatively complicated but simple to describe. Ultimately it’s a gamble, but in the safest way possible for them to...
How Do Bail Bonds Work?

How Do Bail Bonds Work?

In the state of Pennsylvania, when a person is arrested and taken to jail, they may be given the option of posting bail. This is where the phrase “Bail me out” comes from. Bail is a monetary fee set by the jail ($20,000 in this example). Any party or person can pay a...
Can a Judge Add Charges?

Can a Judge Add Charges?

Can a judge add charges? You feel pretty lucky because the District Attorney wants to send you to prison on a robbery charge that you think you can beat. Should you worry about the judge adding charges against you before you plan your next vacation?   Can a Judge...
How Fast Can Bail Be Posted?

How Fast Can Bail Be Posted?

Did your bail hearing finish and you’re more than eager to post bond and go home? Unfortunately, although you’ll undoubtedly want to go straight to your family and friends, posting your bail bond isn’t an instant process. Read on for the answer to how fast can bail be...