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Bail Bondsmen You Should Be Following On Twitter

Posted on October 31st, 2011 by Tonya Page

Twitter is a great resource for anyone who needs to stay up-to-date with the latest news and breaking information, which makes it a valuable tool for bail bondsmen and bounty hunters across the country. Plus, it’s fun!

Bail bondsmen have been using Twitter to help keep their followers informed. has created a Top 50 Bail Bond Professionals who are actively using Twitter for their business. Here are some names you might be familiar with:

#1 AboutBail: follow @aboutbail

#5 Tonya Page Bail Bonds: follow @familybailbonds

#6 Greg & Tonya Rynerson: follow @888bailbond Read more »

Best Bail Bonds Company in California

Posted on October 29th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Another question from Yahoo! Answers where we often answer bail related questions.  This one was chosen as Best Answer by voters.

Question:   What is the best bail bonds company in California?  I am having some issues with my cousin, does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:  The best bail bonds company would be dependent upon finding one that best suits your needs.  For instance, how much is the bail amount? If it’s under $10,000, many companies won’t do it. If it is a very high amount ($200,000- $1 Million), some bondsmen don’t have that capacity.

Additionally, how are you planning to pay? You may need a company who accepts bail payment by credit cards and/or offer you a payment plan.  Do you have collateral?  Will you be looking for a company that will write a bail bond with no collateral?

In short,you will want to find a bondsman who will answer all of your questions and explain your options. Feel free to call us: 877-861-3761.

LAPD Hopes to Scare Drivers Sober Halloween Weekend

Posted on October 27th, 2011 by Tonya Page

The officers of the Los Angeles Police Department are expecting an increase in the number of intoxicated drivers over the upcoming holiday weekend. In anticipation, the department is going to set up sobriety checkpoints in Studio City and Hollywood.

The checkpoint in Studio City will stay up from 8 p.m. on Friday night until 2 a.m. on Saturday at Big Oak Drive and Ventura Blvd. The Hollywood checkpoint will be on Bronson Ave. and Sunset Blvd. starting Saturday night at 8 p.m. and stay up until 2 a.m. on Sunday.

The police are advising residents who plan to attend parties and other festivities this weekend to:

  • Plan ahead of time how they will get home
  • Decide on a designated driver beforehand
  • Contact friends or family, or call for a cab, if they’ve had too much to drink
  • Don’t let an intoxicated person drive themselves home

The LAPD is Read more »

LAPD Northeast Division Annual Open House

Posted on October 26th, 2011 by Tonya Page

The LAPD Northeast Area Division of the Los Angeles Police Department has announced it will host its annual open house on Saturday, Oct, 29.

Taking place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., community members are being invited to meet, greet, and interact with the officers who work to make their neighborhood safe.

Volunteer opportunity information, information regarding the LAPD Cadet program as well as information regarding the Police Activities League youth boxing program will be made available.

Members of the LAPD Central Bureau and the LA City Council will be on hand to answer questions and interested parties who wish to take a guided tour of the Northeast Detective Squad Room and the Watch Commander’s Office will be able to do so. The day will also feature a Halloween costume contest and a fun-prize raffle.

The annual open house will take place at Read more »

Do I Need a Bail Bondsman?

Posted on October 23rd, 2011 by Tonya Page

Here is another question from Yahoo! Answers.  Our answer was chosen “Best Answer” by voters.

Question:  My brother got arrested and is due to appear in court. He alegedly “attempted to rob a bank” by requesting the teller to transfer $1,000 to his personal account, he never withdrew the money and left the bank. His bail is $50,000, do I need to pay $5,000 to a bondsman to bail him out or can he be released from jail?

Answer:  If you want to bail him out you can pay the full amount of $50,000 to the jail in the form of cash or a cashier’s check.  The alternative is to use a bail bondsman. The bondsman will Read more »

Colusa County Jail

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

Colusa County Jail
929 Bridge St.
Colusa, CA 95932
Bail Bonds in Colusa County

The Colusa County jail houses both sentenced and pre-trial inmates and is rated to hold up to 92 inmates at one time.  The Sheriff’s Department is responsible for administering the facility with a staff of eight correctional officers, one jail commander, one sergeant, and three corporals.

A variety of programs within the facility are made available to the inmates.  These include religious, medical, dental, and mental health services as well as Alcoholics Anonymous.  School programs and work furlough is also available.

Visiting Colusa County Jail

Jail Oversight Committee Approved for LA County

Posted on October 19th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Just weeks after an FBI investigation into abuse allegations at Los Angeles County Jails, as well as reports by the LA Times and other organizations, county supervisors have voted to approve an outside jail oversight committee to oversee the troubled corrections system.

This vote may be viewed as a blow to Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lee Baca, who felt that there was no basis for the FBI’s investigation. He has, however, admitted that he has not done a good job of watching over the country’s biggest prison system.

Sheriff Baca did not attend the meeting with county supervisors.

An outside monitor made several recommendations, which were backed by Supervisor Gloria Molina. These include Read more »

How Long Does it Take to Post a Bail Bond?

Posted on October 16th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Today’s question comes from Yahoo! Answers, where this was chosen as “Best Answer” by the “Asker”, Darrell.

Question:  How long will it take a bail bondsman to post a bail bond?

Answer:  That is a very good question and how fast the bail bonds process can be completed is top amongst the concerns of our clients.

Time to post a bond is primarily dependent upon the jail.  In general, the smaller local jails will accept a bond in a couple of  hours.  The larger jails, such as the Los Angeles County Jail (which is the world’s largest jail), can take up to 12-24 hours for processing before the bond will be accepted.

There are several other factors as well: the need for the arrestee to be interviewed by detectives (or not), meal times, shift changes in jail staff,  “counting times” (when every inmate is actually counted by the staff), potential problems with the computer systems, the number of other arrestees waiting to be booked and processed, etc.

In terms of the bondsman getting the bail bond posted, that is usually the quicker part of the process. However, I have personally sat at a jail for over an hour waiting for the jailer to come out and accept a bond.


Calaveras County Jail

Posted on October 14th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

Calaveras County Jail
891 Mountain Ranch Rd.
San Andreas, CA 95249
Bail Bonds in Calaveras County

The facility opened in 1963, and up unitl 1983 the sheriff’s deputies worked on shift rotations in order to oversee the jail operations.  After 1983, correctional officers were assigned to maintaining the supervision of the jail population. The jail has facing a growing population, additions have been made in order to accommodate the growth.

Anyone arrested in Calaveras County will likely be taken to the Calaveras County Jail for booking and processing.   This process will consist of  fingerprinting and photographs, background checks, as well as a  nationwide warrant search.  The booking process can take approximately 2 to 4 hours, depending how busy the jail is at the time.

Visting Hours and Regulations

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LA County Sheriff Proposes $1.4 Billion Jail Plan

Posted on October 12th, 2011 by Tonya Page

The Chief Executive along with Sheriff Lee Baca pitched a plan to demolish and rebuild the LA County Men’s Central Jail (commonly known as the Twin Towers Jail) and build a new women’s detention facility at Pitchness Detention Center. The estimated cost for this plan is $1.4 billion.

According to William Fujioka, the top executive for LA County, the new plan will “allow the Sheriff’s Department to better manage the fluctuating and volatile inmate populations in the county’s jail facilities and address jail conditions cited by the US District Court.

Los Angeles County houses the highest inmate population in the country and now has to comply with the ruling set by the Supreme Court to improve conditions of the jails and reduce the number of inmates.

The proposed plans will Read more »

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