Bail Bonds is the Answer to California’s AB 109 Jail Overccrowding

December 18th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

On October 1, 2011, California’s new realignment plan Assembly Bill 109 or AB 109 took effect, beginning a transfer of more than 30,000 state inmates to local county jails and  supervision.  The idea is that shifting prisoners from overcrowded California state prisons will save money, however the effect of this change will lead to jail overcrowding and increase the costs of local law enforcement already stretched too thin.  According to an LA Times story on Nov. 11, Los Angeles County’s jails could run out of space as early as the next month due to realignment Despite these added responsibilities, counties […]

Lindsay Lohan LA County Jail Bail Saga Continues

November 28th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

Looks like overcrowding at the LA County Jails has allowed Lindsay Lohan to receive a get out of jail card in her most recent game of Crime and Punishment with the LA Superior Court.  Lohan, the child actress and now famous bad girl who has recently posed for Playboy, served only 4.5 hrs of a 30 day sentence for violating probation in a DUI case and theft of a necklace.  The 25-year-old actress was booked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood California at 8:58 p.m. and was seen leaving in a chauffeured Escalade a little past 1:30 a.m.  […]

Overpopulation at Los Angeles County Jails

November 26th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

Based on current projections, Los Angeles County jail may be out of space for new inmates by as soon as next month.  Higher than expected booking of state prisoners is one of the major causes.  Los Angeles County booked more than 900 state prisoners versus the expected number of 600 as a result of transfers from state prison.  Due to a United States Supreme Court decision that went into effect not long ago, requires the state of California to reduce its prison population by 30,000 due to overcrowding. In some counties the counts are even higher.  Orange County jails received […]

Daryl Hannah Gets Bailed Out of Jail for Tar Sands Protest

September 30th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

Actress Daryl Hannah was bailed out of jail recently after refusing to move off the sidewalk in front of the White House, where she and other protesters were gather to demonstrate against  a planned oil pipeline which purportedly will run from Canada to the U.S. Gulf coast. The actress, known for her work in such movies as “Splash” , “Roxanne” and “Kill Bill” has been arrested and bailed out of jail for protesting other environmental causes such as the destruction of a Los Angeles California urban community garden in 2006, and again in 2009 for a mountaintop removal in West […]

Bail Bond Agent Sues Dog the Bounty Hunter TV Show

September 19th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

Dog the Bounty Hunter makes the news once again.  Last time we checked he was doing the suing, now Dog is being sued. Duane “Dog” Chapman claims that he is “the world’s most famous bounty hunter” in large part due to the popular TV series: “Dog the Bounty Hunter”. To prove this point, Dog and his family cast members sued the law firm they hired for legal services related to the A&E television series. Their claim is the law firm they hired to represent them in legal matters related to the show breached their fiduciary responsibilities by illegally paying out […]

Orange County Bail Bonds Receives 2011 Best of Orange County Award

June 20th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

For the third consecutive year, Orange County Bail Bonds located in Santa Ana, California has been selected for the 2011 Best of Orange County Award in the Bail Bonds category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2011 […]

Obama err Osama is Dead ( or is he?)

May 6th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

A coworker, a fellow bail bondsman called me Sunday night. Excitedly he asked  “are you watching the news?” When I replied no, he blurted “ ding dong, Obama’s dead!”  I had a momentary panic, thinking the president had been assassinated, when he quickly corrected himself, saying “ I mean, Osama, Osama BinLaden!” Relieved it wasn’t the president, I was at first overjoyed to learn the man responsible for fomenting a lot of the world’s terrorist activity had been killed. As it sunk in, though, I felt more disappointed than anything. I suppose I had wanted Bin Laden to have been […]

Dog the Bounty Hunter Posts Bail Bond for Nicholas Cage

April 18th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

Can we stand one more story about a celebrity meltdown? Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested Saturday in New Orleans on charges of public drunkenness, domestic violence, and disturbing the peace. (Is making bad movies a bailable offense?) Apparently the bad boy star of both memorable films ( Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) and box office bombs ( 8mm, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) was taken into police custody after grabbing his wife’s arm and insisting that they were renting the address in front of them (they weren’t) trying to pull her inside. When police arrived on the scene, an obviously inebriated Cage dared […]

Christina Aguilera hears “The Voice” (of a bail bondsman?)

April 5th, 2011 written by Bob Miller

It’s would seem that in today’s Hollywood, a necessary part of any movie star’s entourage should include not just a publicist, agent, bodyguard, or hanger on, but a bail bondsman! What is it about today’s newsmakers that leads them toward the type of entertainment that invariably results in well publicized arrests? Add to the list of Tinseltown notables requiring a California bail bondsman, Christina Aguilera. After partying late into the night at a fashionable restaurant, on Mar. 1, the golden throated platinum one and her new boyfriend, Matt Rutler were stopped for  driving erratically. It was determined that Mr. Rutler […]

Bounty Hunting, Bail Bondsman and California State Law

April 3rd, 2011 written by Scott Miner

Bounty hunting or what is referred by the legal system as “fugitive recovery services” is a term that now evokes images of the wild-west or the likes of “Dog” the Bounty Hunter made popular by the television series on bounty hunting. This semi-fictional character which portends to be reality TV, gives the industry a bad name. If Bounty Hunters were like “Dog”, California bondsman would all be sued for civil rights violations.  The fact is that bounty hunting is very much a part of the American system of justice today. In the US, bounty hunting is rooted in the bail […]

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