Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Alberta, VA

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Alberta, VA

Alberta is a town in Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. The population was 306 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles, all of it land. It is home to the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College. Click on the following link if you or someone you know is arrested and in need of a bail bond in Alberta, Virginia.

Southside Community Corrections
202 North Main Street
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Telephone No. : 434-848-0921
Fax No. : 434-848-2550
Hours of Operation : M-F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Department Head: Linda Macklin

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is  the primary law enforcement agency for Brunswick County working closely with three town police departments. The Sheriff's Office employs a staff of 54 personnel serving in areas of patrol, investigations, civil process, communications, and corrections. Brunswick County Sheriff's Office serves 587 square miles and a population of 18,000

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
120 East Hicks Street
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Telephone No.: (434) 848-3133

Monday, April 18, 2011

ExpertBail Benefits Special Olympics

ExpertBail Benefits Special Olympics

ExpertBail Sponsors RaceExpertBail would like to congratulate the winner of the Tarrywile 5K and all race participants. All proceeds went to the Special Olympics, Connecticut. We are very proud to have sponsored this race. Great job everyone!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Bay Village, OH

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Bay Village, OH

Friday, April 15, 2011 The City of Bay Village, Ohio is a warm and welcoming community of approximately 17,000 residents located 15 miles west of Cleveland along five miles of Lake Erie’s wooded southern shore.

Bay Village residents enjoy a multitude of recreational and cultural opportunities, which have created a close-knit residential community. It is near enough to the pulse of Cleveland with quick and convenient access to first-class museums, the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Indians and Browns games, but just far enough off the beaten path to offer the peace, privacy, and comfort of suburban living.

However, there’s always a possibility for trouble in paradise. If a loved one gets in trouble and needs a bail bond in Bay Village, Ohio, call ExpertBail at 800.938.2245. ExpertBail was created to separate the high quality bail bond agent from the low quality bail bond agent. It is our goal to change the perception of the bail industry by delivering at the highest level possible. So remember, if you ever need a bail bond, call ExpertBail.

Cuyahoga County Jail
1215 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113-1582
(216) 443-6000

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ExpertBail Agent: Steve Tracey

Steve Tracey

Making A Difference: Steve Tracey - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman - ExpertBail.com
Being an Agent in the ExpertBail Network is an honor shared by a select group of the best agents across the country. But being the biggest agent in the ExpertBail Network is limited to one person, Steve Tracey… or as his family and friends refer to him, Big Steve. Standing 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing in at over 400 pounds, Big Steve is one of New Haven, Connecticut’s best bail bond agents and biggest personalities. Whether it is sponsoring the local little league team or raising money to prevent family violence, Steve is always looking for new ways to have a BIG impact on his community.

So the next time you see a tiny SMART car driving down the street in New Haven, Connecticut. Look closely, because in addition to seeing an advertisement for DiAdamo and Tracey Bail Bonds, you might catch a glimpse of Big Steve making his rounds through the community. I don’t know about you, but for some reason that makes us feel better about things. So thanks Steve. Keep up the great work and thanks for representing the ExpertBail Network in the way that you do.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ExpertBail Consumer Alert: Bail Bond Scam

ExpertBail Consumer Alert: Bail Bond Scam
bail bond scamNAPA -- The Napa County District Attorney's office is warning residents of a scam involving suspicious phone calls made by people posing as grandchildren in need.
These callers often call senior citizens, pretend to have been detained by law enforcement and ask for bail money, according to a release from the district attorney's office.

The "distressed" callers posing as grandchildren tell the senior to wait by the phone for a second call from an attorney, a bail bondsman, or law enforcement officer for further details, it said. This person will instruct the senior to wire money to a specific place, usually, a Western Union station.

"Once the money is wired, it becomes untraceable," the release said. "This is not how the bail process works in reality."

These calls usually are made early in the morning or late at night.

If you get a call like this, the district attorney's office suggests asking the caller to answer a question that only a real family member could answer.

Anyone who receives such a call should write down the number -- if a caller ID is available -- and report it to the local police department.

Please feel free to contact the ExpertBail team at 800.938.2245 or communications@expertbail.com with any questions or comments.

Original Article:
Napa DA warns residents of grandparents scam
Times-Herald staff report

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pretrial Release: Good for Defendants, Taxpayers

Pretrial Release: Good for Defendants, Taxpayers

Monday, April 11, 2011 Pretrial ReleaseSen.Ellyn Bogdanoff has proposed a bill that will eliminate pretrial release for defendants who can afford to pay for bail in order to reduce out of pocket costs for Florida taxpayers. This proposed bill will attempt to halt a growing problem within Florida's criminal justice system by keeping needed services intact and still reducing spending. Robert S. Zack, a retired Broward County Court judge, commends Bogdanoff on her efforts:

As a retired County Court judge, having served 17 of my 21 years on the criminal bench, I would like to commend Sen.Ellyn Bogdanoff for her attempt to rein in a growing problem within our state's criminal justice system.  Bogdanoff has introduced a simple measure that seeks to restrict eligibility of criminal defendants into what is known as "Pretrial Release Services."

Pretrial release is a government program where defendants can be released into a supervised program until they have their first formal appearance before a judge. These programs were established across America in the 1970s and were originally designed to assist poor and indigent defendants who could not otherwise afford to pay for their own release through a bail bond.

Pretrial release can be a good thing for poor defendants whose lives could be ruined by an extended jail stay before a resolution of the matter pending before the court. It can also be good for taxpayers who don't have to foot the bill for the cost of room and board in a local jail during the pretrial period. 

But what about those defendants who are not poor and can afford to pay for their own release? Why are taxpayers financing their release?
That's where Bogdanoff's good idea comes in.

Florida pretrial release programs no longer just serve indigent defendants, as was their original purpose. They have grown to also offer taxpayer-financed release to those who could otherwise foot their own bill.

A report released by the state Office of Program and Policy Analysis & Government Accountability found that such programs cost taxpayers about $1,400 per defendant.

If we are talking about indigent defendants who would otherwise languish in a jail cell, that's a good deal for taxpayers because housing an inmate in jail can cost far more.  But if we are talking about spending $1,400 per defendant for those individuals with the ability to pay their own way out, then it seems that taxpayers are being ripped off.

As proof positive of the unnecessary growth in these programs, Florida has seen a growth of more than 12 percent in just one year (20008 to 2009) even while crime in our state dropped by more than 6 percent. 

To be clear, a decrease in crime should mean a decrease — not an increase — in costs related to serving defendants. Instead of spending fewer tax dollars on these programs, we saw a one-year growth of more than $4 million.

The additional good news about Bogdanoff's bill is that it would have no impact on jail populations, as some fear.

Two recent studies, also released by OPPAGA, found there is no correlation between counties' occupancy rate and whether or not they have a government-funded pretrial release program.

OPPAGA also studied Pasco County, which eliminated its pretrial release program, and found that it did not appear to affect its jail population.

To clarify, Bogdanoff's bill does not seek to eliminate pretrial release but merely to exclude those who can pay their own way.

At a time when all levels of government are dealing with shrinking budgets, it is incumbent upon lawmakers to find ways to cut spending without harming vital public services. After reading Bogdanoff's bill — and ignoring the hyperbole and heightened rhetoric of those who seek to protect the status quo — I am convinced her measure will achieve the goal of reducing spending while keeping needed services intact.

Good for her and good for us.

Robert S. Zack is a retired Broward County Court judge and former president of the Conference of County Court Judges of Florida.
Original Article:
Sun Sentinel
Pretrial release: Good for defendants, taxpayers

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Jackson, MS

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Jackson, MS

723 N. President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-5600

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Community Corrections Division is responsible for protecting public safety through the supervision of probationers and parolees in the community.  In addition, Community Corrections is responsible for all residents in the restitution centers and inmates in the community work centers, in the intensive supervision program and on earned release supervision. 

There are three regions within the Community Corrections Division.

Deputy Commissioner Lora Cole oversees the division, which consists of:

·        17 Community Work Centers

·        4 Restitution Centers

·        Interstate Compact

·        Probation

·        Parole

·        Intensive Supervision Program

·        Earned Released Supervision

The Mission of the Mississippi Department of Corrections is to provide and promote public safety through efficient and effective offender custody, care, control and treatment consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) approves Residential Transitional Centers for the housing of MDOC ex-offenders when such Transitional Centers meet the following standards:
1.   Complies with applicable local governmental zoning and permit codes;

2.   Provides safe and humane living conditions;

3.   Promotes paid employment opportunities for residents;

4.   Promotes pro-social and life skills for residents;

5.   Prepares residents for societal re-entry with economic self-reliance; and

6.   Provides program services and activities with the measurable objective of reducing recidivism.             

Statement of Purpose
The Mississippi Department of Corrections Community-Corrections Division exists to: provide for public safety, promote opportunities for positive behavioral change in the offenders under its supervision, secure provisions for community based assistance and services needed by the offenders, decrease criminal behavior and recidivism and serves as an alternative to incarceration.

How can I find out if someone has been sentenced to the Mississippi Department of Corrections?
Click on Inmate Search to search for active inmates.
Click on MS Parole Board parolee search to search for active parolees.
For all others contact the MDOC Records Department at 601-933-2889
If someone I know has been sentenced and is currently in jail, how can I get them out?
If you or someone you know is in need of a bail bond in Jackson, Mississippi, ExpertBail is here to help. With bail bond agents in every state that bail can be written, the ExpertBail Network of Agents can service your needs no matter where you or the defendant is located.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Kent County, MI

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Kent County, MI

Friday, April 8, 2011
Kent County Jail
703 Ball Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-1396
(616) 632-6401 ‎

If you or someone you know has been arrested in Kent County and is in need of being released from jail, please see below.

An arrest does not mean that the inmate has been convicted of a crime or a civil infraction.

Procedure for Posting Bail:
A person who has been arrested and charged with a crime may be required to post a bail bond before being released from jail. A bond is insurance to guarantee an arrestee will appear in court for trial. If that person fails to appear for a court date, the bond money is forfeited. A bond may be posted in cash, by an arrestee or by someone on his/her behalf.

Most crimes are bondable offenses, except capital crimes (those crimes for which the death penalty may be asked). The amount of a bond is determined by a judge or from an established schedule.

To post a bond, first make sure the person is, in fact, in a Kent County Jail Facility. Please call (616) 632-6301 or visit the accounting window, open 24 hours daily, located in the lobby adjacent to the visitor entrance. You can also obtain information about an arrestee's charge(s) and bond amount.

There are two ways to post a bond:

Cash Bond: the total amount of the bond, in cash, is placed with the county to guarantee the arrestee will appear at the next court hearing. If the arrestee does not appear after posting a cash bond, the money will be forfeited. If a not guilty verdict is rendered or the case is dismissed, or at the conclusion of the trial proceedings, bond money will be refunded minus any fines and / or court costs.

Cash, credit cards, cashier's checks or money orders are the only accepted methods of payment for bail. When posting bail, cashier's checks and money orders must be made payable to the Kent County Sheriff Department. Personal checks are not accepted. A fee may be charged ranging from 8-20 percent when posting a bond by credit card. Check with your provider for specific details.

Surety bond
: A bonding company posts a bond that guarantees an arrestee will appear at the next court date. Kent County and/or the Kent County Sheriff does not participate in the contract between an arrestee and the bonding company. The bonding company normally charges a fee for each bond posted.
Contact ExpertBail for a bail bond in Ada, Michigan.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Annapolis, MD

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Annapolis, MD

Jennifer Road Detention Center
131 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Jennifer Road Detention Center is the County’s maximum security intake and pretrial release detention facility. Its population consists primarily of persons arrested and awaiting trial in Anne Arundel County who do not make their bail, and persons who require special housing for medical, mental health or behavioral reasons. JRDC is designed to hold 631 inmates.

Visiting Hours:
Inmates are permitted two visits per week with family members or personal friends. The schedule is available  by calling 410-222-7374.  Visits may be one hour in duration unless visitation activity is heavy and termination after 30 minutes is necessary. Up to 2 visitors may visit you at one time.

All visitors, unless under the age of 18 and accompanied by their parent or guardian, will be required to present a picture ID and a current address.  All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or gaurdian.
If you require an accommodation for a disability you should make the request when you arrive at the facility.

Bail Bond Agents:
If you or a loved one is in need of a bail bond agent in Annapolis, Maryland, you should call ExpertBail at 800.938.2245. ExpertBail Agents are professional, trustworthy, caring and experienced bail bondsmen. They will get your loved one out as quickly as possible and you can rely on them in this time of need.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ExpertBail Agent: James Lindblad Making a Difference

When most people plan a trip to Hawaii all they think about are the white sandy beaches and tropical breezes awaiting them.  Rarely do people think about the other side of the coin and the possibility of have a little too much fun in paradise.  But unfortunately it does happen, and when it does happen people turn to ExpertBail Agent James Lindblad to help them out.

James is the owner and operator of A-1 Bail Bonds in Honolulu, Hawaii.  In addition to being a resident of Hawaii for over 30 years, James has been a leader in the bail bond industry for over 34 years.  So when it comes to being local and having local knowledge, James is your man.  What makes James so unique is his passion for the bail bond business.  From the day he first received his license, he has continuously pushed to improve and enhance the bail bond industry and raise it to the professional level that it deserves.  From testifying before the Hawaii State Legislature to implementing a statewide bail procedural manual in Hawaii to writing educational publications on the bail industry, James is a leader through and through.

But don’t think that this island bondsman is driven just by work.  He is just as passionate about his family and his community.  A past member of the Board of Directors for the Honolulu YMCA, a large supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Honolulu, and a Past President and Secretary of the Lunalilo Community School Association, he is committed to sharing his passion and knowledge to those around him…and trust us when we say the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. His two boys are already carrying the torch for their father.  His sons Scott and Nick are already in the bail business, with Scott owning his own agency and Nick helping James run his agency.

So next time you are heading to Hawaii, pack extra sunscreen and don’t forget to remember the name James Lindblad, because you never know when you might need an Expert on the islands.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bail Bonds Agent Lends Personal Touch

Gloria Mitchell helps those, who at any given moment, have trouble helping themselves.
She's a second-generation bail bonds agent, ready and willing to assist the accused.

She is also a mother, grandmother and philanthropist who helps teenage single mothers through the nonprofit organization she founded more than five years ago, TEA For You, Teen Mothers Excelling through Adversities,

"It teaches the girls their life is not over," said Mitchell, who owns Gloria Mitchell Bail Bonds in Pomona. "It helps them make better choices and teaches them that attending school, keeping up their GPA and having respect for themselves is a way to success."

Through TEA for You, Mitchell, a 51-year-old Upland resident, works closely with teachers and students from 15 Cal-SAFE Schools to provide resources and support for pregnant teens and teen mothers and fathers.

Each May, TEA for You hosts a luncheon for the girls where they meet, talk with and share stories with women who were also teen mothers and learn how these women have become successful professionals.

"I see bright futures in these girls, and with the help of Soroptimist Scholarship Program and support from the surrounding businesses, we can encourage them to stay in school and continue on to higher education," said Mitchell, also a Soroptimist.

"Ultimately we want them to use their adversities as stepping stones to reach their goals. By building strength and confidence and never giving up they will improve their lives, and the lives of their children."

Mitchell saw the need for such a program through personal experience. Her oldest daughter Candice became pregnant while in high school.

"It was a devastating time," she said. "We kept asking ourselves, `what are we going to do?' It gave me an insight on what really happens to families."

Well-meaning friends and family members kept offering unsolicited, unwanted and hurtful advice.

"I heard things I never thought I would, from those I never would have thought would say them," she said. "They said `she ruined her life' and suggested adoption and abortion. School officials told me I had to remove her from school. That shattered me."
Candice started attending a program for pregnant minors with about eight other girls.

Mitchell stayed involved with her daughter, attended the program's meetings and events.

"No other moms came," Mitchell said. "Her classmates told my daughter, `You're so lucky.' I did some soul-searching on how I could make a difference."

Mitchell went to her daughter's school district and spoke to officials, explaining her ideas for a program that would empower pregnant minors.

The program runs from January through May and awards 25 scholarships from $200 to $1,000.

Mitchell's grandson Anthony is 8, and her daughter Candice is a cosmetologist and licensed bail agent.

An everyday effort

Gloria Mitchell's work with pregnant minors is just a continuation of the work she does every day. But it didn't start out that way.

"Being a bail bonds agent, like my mother, wasn't the profession I wanted," said Mitchell, who wanted to be a therapist or psychologist. "I used to ask my mom, `how can you work with these kinds of people?' That's hard to admit. Now, I feel awful I ever thought that way. My mother was such a kind woman, she explained they are just people like you and me that find themselves in a bad situation."

Mitchell grew up with parents who always preached the importance of giving back - then practiced what they preached.

"My mom was always helping at-risk teens and my dad worked three jobs to keep me in private school," she said. "I was so blessed."

Mitchell took business classes in college and before she could finish, one of the companies conducting mock interviews on campus hired her.

She worked in the corporate world for more than 10 years when she started to help her mother transfer her paper files onto computer.

She learned that the mechanics of bail bonds were pretty simple, the clients and their stories were much more complex.

"That was when I first started to get intrigued with the business and my perception started to change," she said. "I started to understand that there are two sides to every story."

Mitchell saw that through bail bonds she could really make a difference in someone's life at a time when they really needed someone. In 1995, she bought the business.
"It was a big decision, I didn't know if I could do it," she admitted.

However, with the help and support of her husband, Robert Mitchell, and her family she took on the challenge and developed her motto, "you never know."

Through word of mouth, personal recommendations and the referral site http://www.expertbail.com/, her business has thrived.

Mitchell's mother, Mary Alice Nodal, was a true pioneer, paving the way for other women who wanted to make a living as bail bonds agents.

Nodal passed that spirit down to her daughter and granddaughters as Mitchell's daughters, Candice and Brandee, have joined their mother in the business.

"Today there are more female bail bonds agents than men, though I believe more men still own the agencies," she said.

A personal touch

Mitchell has created in her office a homelike atmosphere, having decorated it with household furnishings, stuffed animals, sports memorabilia and angels, reflecting her inner spirit.

"I want a place where clients can come in, relax and feel comfortable," she said.
Mitchell's gentle demeanor also comes through over the phone.

San Bernardino resident Rebecca Jaurigue, felt at ease as soon as Mitchell answered her call.

"I was so desperate, I didn't know what to do, where to go or who to call," said Jaurigue, after she learned her pregnant daughter had been arrested on suspicion of spousal battery. "Just the thought of her being in jail in that negative environment was driving me crazy."

Jaurigue just wanted her daughter home and called a local bail bond agent first.

"I didn't like him at all, he was just all about the money," she said. "Then someone, I don't even remember who, recommended Gloria. As soon as I heard her voice I felt comfort. She didn't know me, but she trusted me. I was in Riverside and within four hours she had my daughter out."

Having no control of the situation or contact with her daughter gave Jaurigue a helpless feeling.

"So many people find themselves in a situation that they never thought they'd ever be in and don't know where to turn," Mitchell said. "They call and ask me, `can you help?' I can and start gathering information like where the arrest took place, booking number, birth date and what facility. Processing takes between two and four hours and a lot of times I can have them out not too long after that."

Mitchell explained she mostly deals with a friend or family member of the accused, called an indemnitor.

The indemnitor is a person who puts up either cash, property or something of equal or greater value to the bail amount, who guarantees to Mitchell the accused will appear in court.

"Basically, a person is arrested and depending on what they're charged with, the judge may allow their release in exchange for a certain sum of money, or bail," she explained. "The money is assurance that they will show up for their court date. Most people don't have that kind of money, which can range from $5,000 to $1 million or more. That's when they call a bail bonds agent."

Clients usually pay about 10 percent of the bail amount to the agent, and the agent secures the full amount to the court.

If the client fulfills his legal obligations, the court rescinds the bond.

"I'm the one who makes the guarantee to the court," she said. "If they don't appear, the judge will forfeit bail, the court sends me notice and I call the indemnitor. If I can't locate the indemnitor and if all else fails, I can work with a fugitive recovery agent."
Mitchell shared that most situations can be resolved without a recovery agent, commonly known as bounty hunters.

"There are excusable reasons," she said. "I can work with people on all levels if there's communication and honesty."

Mitchell said that it's her faith that keeps her going - in God and in people.

"Everyone who walks up my path has come to me for a reason," she said. "They need help with a situation they never thought they'd be in, and I'm here for them, because - you never know."
Original article: Bail bonds agent lends personal touch
By Diana Sholley, Staff Writer, Contra Costa Times

Friday, April 1, 2011

What word would you use to describe a bail bond agent?

In a recent survey conducted amongst Facebook users we asked what words people would use to describe a bail bond agent. The number one response with 52% was “professional.” The second and third most popular responses were “intimidating” with 30% and “scary” with 21%. When you think about it, this is actually a pretty interesting collection of words.

Bail agents are definitely skilled professionals and they play a valuable role in the criminal justice system. The interesting thing though is the stereotypical responses of intimidating and scary. Thanks to Hollywood’s portrayal of the bail bond industry, it is easy to see why people have this perception. However, the reality is much different; bail agents aren’t intimidating or scary. They are regular folks just like the rest of us that go to work every day and try to do the best they can. We invite you to read some of the profiles of the Agents in the ExpertBail Network to learn more about this misunderstood profession.

ExpertBail Question & Answer Video Sessions

Why do bail bond agents make it so hard to get a bail bond?

It’s not that agents are trying to make it hard, they are trying to insure themselves to prevent a loss in case the defendant doesn’t appear in court. They will gather as much information as they can, such as doing a background check, getting contact information for family and friends and collect collateral to make sure they are covered.

How do you tell an ethical bail bondsman from an unethical bail bondsman?

We understand that consumers don’t understand the bail bond business very well. We created ExpertBail to help solve this problem. All ExpertBail Agents that are listed on our site have met strict criteria  and you can rest assured that any agent you select will be an ethical bail bondsman. If you’re looking for specific criteria, some important things to consider are: how professional and respectful they are, do they respond in a timely manner and how long they have been in the business.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Hilo, HI

Hawaii Community Correctional Center

Hilo, Hawaii
60 Punahele Street (map)
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 933-0428
Fax: (808) 933-0425
The Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) is a 226-bed facility located on two sites. The primary facility is situated on three acres in downtown Hilo.  HCCC's reintegration program, Hale Nani, is located five miles away in the Panaewa.

Hale Nani offenders' reintegration services and a work release program for sentenced inmates who will be released on the island of Hawaii.  HCCC also contracts transitional community residential program services for female offenders.

Work opportunities are available through in-facility worklines and Correctional Industries.  Inmates are also able to participate in community service worklines for county, state, and non-profit organizations.

If you are in need of a bail bondsman in Hilo, HI, click on the previous link.

For more jail information, such as inmate responsibilities, mail and visitation procedures, please click on the following link, Hilo HI jail info.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ExpertBail Agent, Denny Behrend's Radio Interview

ExpertBail Agent, Denny Behrend, was recently interviewed on The Lincoln Brown Radio Show on KVEL-AM, one of the top News/Talk stations out of Salt Lake City, UT. Denny, a retired US Marshal, discussed several of his cases tracking high profile fugitives including his notorious case of tracking and apprehending prison-escapee Christopher Boyce, (made famous in the movie "The Falcon and the Snowman"). Denny also discussed what it means to be part of the ExpertBail Network and how this select group of agents around the country are truly making a difference, not only in the bail bond industry, but more importantly, in their communities.

Click below to watch a short preview of Denny’s interview.

For the full interview, click on the following link, ExpertBail Agent, Denny Behrend’s, Radio Interview.

How Do You Find a Trusted Bail Bond Agent?

How do you find a trusted bail bond agent? In ExpertBail’s recent Facebook survey, we asked consumers that same question. The number one answer was “word of mouth/referral” with 38% of the responses. Also scoring well were Google Searches and Yellow Pages.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ExpertBail Agent, Jeremy Hubbard's Radio Interview

What do bail bonds and The Rose Parade have in common?  Listen to ExpertBail Agent, Jeremy Hubbard’s recent interview on Talk of the Gorge with Rodger Nichols. Jeremy answered several questions about the bail industry and cleared a lot of the confusion and assumptions that are typically associated with bail bond agents.  Jeremy also discussed several topics, including the benefits of ExpertBail, how he got into the bail bond business and his commitment to his community as well as the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The interviewed aired on a group of three radio stations in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon, KLCK-AM, KYYT-FM and KWCQ-FM. 

Click below to watch a short preview of Jeremy’s interview.

For the full interview, click on the following link, ExpertBail Agent, Jeremy Hubbard’s, Radio Interview.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Denny Behrend: Radio Interview in Utah

Tune in tomorrow morning at 7:15 AM PST to hear ExpertBail Agent, Denny Behrend be interviewed on KVEL-AM, one of the top News/Talk stations out of Salt Lake City, UT. KVEL-AM has been broadcasting since 1947 and discusses both local and national news.

Denny will be featured on The Lincoln Brown Show and Lincoln will be discussing several topics with Denny, including his career as a U.S. Marshal, community safety and the bail bond industry, specifically the unique service of ExpertBail.

Friday, March 25, 2011

ExpertBail Agent Making a Difference: James Peach

Jim Peach has lived in Southern Ohio his entire life and growing up in a small, tight-knit community has been something that is very special to him. In 1984, Jim graduated from Ohio University and was at the “right place at the right time.” He met bail bond agent Don Shury, who took him under his wing and Peach Bail Bonds was soon born. The two formed a devoted partnership and worked closely together for the next 23 years.

Everyone in Southern Ohio knows Jim and all consider him a friend. He is always available to help his community and people continuously look to him for advice. Because of Jim’s strong connection and influence in his community, he often plays a central role in local fundraising activities and efforts. For example, each year Jim hosts a large fundraiser to help someone who is in need in the local community. This year, a local friend was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Jim was able to help raise over $15,000 to go towards his treatment costs. The year before last, another local friend was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and her situation did not look good. Again, Jim helped raise over $15,000 to help contribute towards her very expensive medical expenses. Jim is happy to announce that both are continuing to heal and their outlook appears positive. On top of his annual fundraisers, Jim is a member of The Elks and raises money by selling tickets for the foundation Pot of Gold. They have currently raised over $100,000.

Jim doesn’t contribute to those in need for his own personal gain; he does it because he feels it’s the right thing to do and he genuinely enjoys helping others. Jim says, “You help people out without expecting anything in return and that’s what it’s all about.” Jim completely conveys what honesty and integrity stand for and we are proud to have him as a member of the ExpertBail Network.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NCAA Tourney: Who will win?

Who do you like in the NCAA Tourney? AmateurBail Agent, Frankie French likes The Community College of Omaha!Who cares if they’re not in the tournament or even an official Division 1 School? Frankie is going with his gut on this one, which by the way, is pretty much always wrong. Let us know who you like!

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Adelaide, WA

King County Correctional Facility
Adelaide, WA

The King County Jail, Seattle Division of Washington is located at 500 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA. The facility became operational in 1986 and currently employs over 350 correctional staff. It serves the city of Adelaide.      

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention
King County Correctional Facility - KCCF Seattle  map
500 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA  98104
(206) 296-1234

Bail Bonds Services
To locate a bail bondsman in Adelaide, WA, contact ExpertBail at 800.938.2245. ExpertBail Agents are professional, caring and will help you get your loved one out of jail in the quickest way possible.

The Programs Office & Volunteer Services involve the community during the incarceration period of an inmate in order to facilitate an opportunity for change and a greater success for the inmate when in transition from custody back to community.  Programs that are available at the Seattle Division KCCF are as follows:

    * Volunteers & Community-Based Service Groups:  Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and numerous Religious Service Groups representing Christian and non-faith practices including Buddhist, Judaism, Christian Science, Jehovah Witness & Islamic Muslim Services, provide Religious Guidance, Spiritual Support, Prayer and Meditation to inmates. Programs are scheduled weekly in groups and or individually.

    * Educational & Literacy Services:  Seattle Central Community College, Seattle Public Schools, Literacy AmeriCorps, Literacy Source, and the University of Washington Learning Service Pipeline Project, provides ABE GED / ESL / Transitions / Life Skills / Mentoring / Critical Thinking / Tutoring and GED Certification. Basic Education Classes are available to both men and women, who have not completed their high school requirements. 7 Instructors and 30 tutors are inspired to “build bridges to break down barriers”, as they commit to motivating, encouraging and supporting inmates through a process of literacy, learning, achieving and accomplishing educational outcomes. GED testing is scheduled on site 2 times a month.
    *      Creative Writing Skills Class:  This is a great program and offered to both men and women. The rules for engagement are defined and inmates agree to codes of conduct such as confidentiality, allowing everyone an opportunity to speak, respecting each other as well as the instructor, listening and sharing. Themes of pain are common as inmates reflect and allow themselves to feel their truth, express themselves and tell their stories through this creative writing skills class.
    *      Health Education Programs – Hepatitis C and Healthy Sexuality:  Providing education and information about male and female sexuality, healthy and safe sex practices, human biology, personal hygiene, infectious diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS exposure, life threatening illnesses, is the primary focus of these classes. Slide presentations, group discussions, examples, and question answer format are used to help address the issues raised in the workshops, which makes it easy for the inmates to participate and learn, in a safe and supportive learning environment.
    *      Shanti Support Program - Psychiatric Services:  This program focuses on providing emotional support and companionship to inmates in the Infirmary who are affected with HIV/Aids and / or other life threatening illnesses. The sole focus of the Shanti Volunteer is to listen and talk with inmates by creating and developing a relationship of mutual respect and trust. Patient confidentiality is an integral part of the relationship between patient and volunteer. These support services are provided weekly.
    *      King County Public Health – MOM’s Project / Pregnant Women & Prenatal Care:  Every Wednesday, a nurse and social worker from KC Public Health visit the women housed on the 9th floor and do assessments of those who are pregnant, have drug and substance abuse related issues and needing prenatal care. These women are monitored and checked weekly during their time in jail. Upon release these women are offered ongoing support services to assist them while they deal with the stresses of transitioning back to the community and preparing themselves for childbirth. King County Public Health funds this program.
    *      Domestic Violence Support Services for Women:  G.R.O.W. – Giving Real Options to Women is a non-profit agency committed to educating, informing and empowering women who are victims and survivors of domestic violence. G.R.O.W has developed a series of domestic violence related issues and topics in 8 stand alone modules, which the women may refer to individually or together as integrated sessions. As an agency, their focus has been to advocate on behalf of women and to provide information to educate and empower women to help themselves as survivors and victims of domestic violence.
    *      Seattle Metro Women’s Teen Challenge Residential Treatment Program:  This program requires a one year commitment between participant and case manager and provides substance abuse, counseling, education and housing to those women who are screened and selected. The women get 24-hr support in their transition from a life of substance abuse to one of clean and sober living. Participants must live in the home for one year, contribute to the household duties, attend weekly meetings, be employed, and be 100% drug and alcohol free (including tobacco). At the end of the one year commitment, Seattle Metro Women’s Teen Challenge continues supporting the women in transition and offer to match a graduate dollar for dollar in placing a down payment on a home. This program is intensive.
    *      WOC (Women Out Of Corrections Program) – YWCA:  This is an informational and educational based program offering resources, services, and access to job training, transitional and temporary housing, mental health referrals and educational opportunities to incarcerated women. The facilitator herself has been where these women currently are and is therefore able to connect and relate to them in their current circumstances as well as inspire them that they can choose to change and live different lives upon release.
    *      Kundalini Yoga:  Music and movement, peace and tranquility, dominate this ancient yoga practice. The men and women participate in these exercises to release and rejuvenate and allow themselves to be present within. Yoga Instructors are scheduled to teach this ancient art form.
    *      Stress Management & Personal Empowerment:  This program teaches inmates to focus on themselves by going to a safe place “inside”, and to use this safe place to emotionally self nurture. The instructor encourages inmates to share, self reflect and to become a friend to himself / herself. She stresses the importance of emotional boundaries and “personal choice” and uses exercises such as deep breathing to demonstrate how to remain calm, in control and personally empowered.

    What are the guidelines for visiting an inmate?

        * Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
        * Children must remain with parent(s) and under control at all times.
        * Cell phones are not allowed inside the facilities.
        * Dress Code -
              o No miniskirts or similar attire.
              o No low-cut or revealing necklines.
              o No bare midriff.
              o Shoes required.
        * Due to high volumes, scheduled times may be cut short.
        * Out of town visitors traveling more than 50 miles MAY qualify for a Special Visit.
        * The visiting times are determined by the inmate's location.
        * It is the responsibility of the detainee to notify visitors of any changes to their visiting schedule.
        * Inappropriate behavior, the use of profanity, or violating any rule or regulation,  may result in visiting privileges being denied.

    Often friends and family ask to deposit funds on an inmates' account (or "books") at the time they visit.  If you would like to do so, please be aware of the following:

        * Funds may be deposited for an inmate and MUST be in the form of a Money Order or Cashier's Check.
        * To deposit the money order or cashier's check please include the following information:
              o List the inmate name.
              o List the Booking of Arrest number (BA#) or the CCN.
              o List the name of the person and their address for whom you would like the money order or cashier's check to be returned to if unable to deposit it on the inmates' account.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jerry Watson: Live Radio Interview in Denver, CO

Listen to the live radio interview with Jerry Watson, Chief Legal Officer – AIA,  on KRCN-AM 1060 Denver. Jerry was a special guest on the popular radio show Business for Breakfast with Woody Vincent & Tom Chenault, whose guests include the "who's who" of business along with the most relevant movers and shakers in virtually every industry. Jerry discussed the bail bond industry and significant legislative issues that are currently circulating Colorado at this time, including Pretrial Service Agencies and Senate Bill 186.

See below to listen to Jerry's interview.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jerry Watson: Live Radio Interview in Denver, CO

Join us on Wednesday, 3/23/11, at 8:45 AM (PST) to hear a live on-air radio interview with International Fidelity Insurance Company’s Chief Legal Officer, Jerry Watson.

Tune in to KRCN 1060 AM in Denver to hear Jerry discuss the bail bond industry in Colorado. The program can be heard in Colorado Springs (KREL 1580 AM), Vail (KVLE 610 AM) and Buena Vista (KSKE 1450 AM).

If you would like to listen to the interview live, click on the link below on Wednesday morning at 8:45 AM (PST).


Monday, March 21, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Ridgewood, NY

The Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City is an administrative facility housing male and female inmates. MCC New York is located in lower Manhattan, adjacent to Foley Square and across the street from the Federal courthouse.

NEW YORK, NY 10007
MapQuest® Map and Directions

Phone:  646-836-6300
Fax:  646-836-7751

Inmate Mail/Parcels
Do not send funds to this address; for more information go to the Inmate Money page.  Use this address when sending correspondence and parcels to inmates confined at this facility.

NEW YORK, NY  10007

It is the policy of MCC New York to maintain visiting facilities for the purpose of
maintaining family ties. Because of the nature of this facility, visits must be conducted under appropriate supervision so that security is maintained and the visiting privileges extended to inmates and their families are clearly communicated. For the purpose of this policy, the term pre-trial inmate refers to any inmate who is non-cadre, including holdovers, treaty transfers, BICE detainees, state inmates, and any designated inmate other than those assigned to the MCC New York Work Cadre Unit.

Visiting Rules / Regulations:

Although it is the intention of the Bureau of Prisons and this facility to provide the maximum amount of time possible for visiting, some practical considerations must be considered in the orderly management of this program.
An application and information form regarding visiting rules, regulations and directions has been prepared for all inmates to read and send to their visitors (Attachment A). It is the inmate's responsibility to send the form to the prospective visitor. This application form must be completed legibly and in its entirety, and returned for approval before the prospective visitor is permitted to visit.

Follow the link if you need a bail bond agent in Ridgewood, NY.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Charleston, SC

Charleston County Detention Center
"The House"
3841 Leeds Avenue,
Charleston, SC

Contact Information:
Ashley Cash, Director of Support Services (843) 529-7332
Inactive Records (843) 529-7320
Logistics/ Environmental (843) 529-7431
Food Services (843) 529-7361
Detention Center Victim Services (843) 529-7471
Commissary (843) 529-7497

24 Hours, 7 Days per Week:
Communications/ Information (843) 529-7300
Medical Services (843) 529-7346
Detention Center Victim Services (843) 412-1433

Chief Deputy Mitch Lucas – Jail Administrator

The Operations Division within our Charleston County Detention Center is comprised of four Teams.
*      The Operations Division maintains care and custody of inmates housed in the Detention Center. This includes maintaining proper security; conducting rounds and periodic counts of inmates; maintaining proper order and decorum among inmates; searching inmates; ensuring that the living quarters of inmates and the areas for which they are responsible are kept in a sanitary condition; issuing supplies to inmates; supervising the dispensing of food; checking incoming and outgoing mail; supervising work details of inmates in their units; documenting events, infractions of rules and any unusual occurrence; acting as a resource for inmate inquiries; and performing other duties as may be assigned.
*      These four Teams are assigned to 12-hour rotating shifts working a minimum of seven days and seven nights in a four-week period. Detention Officers are under the direction and control of a Sergeant and Lieutenant (Tour Commander).
*      All Detention Officers, within one year of their employment, attend the three week Basic Jail course of Instruction and are certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Prior to this certification officers are under the direct supervision of a Field Training Instructor, who teaches them everything needed to run a housing unit in the Detention Center. Annual training includes Interpersonal Communication Skills, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR, Defensive Tactics and Detention Center Policies and Procedures. Specialized training is also available in TASER or firearms training.

Bail Bonds:
If you or someone you know is looking for a bail bond in Charleston, South Carolina, call 800.938.2245. ExpertBail Agents are trusthworthy bail bond agents that are committed to providing quality support to those who are in need.
Visitation is scheduled by appointment by the inmate 24 hours in advance. Name of visitor(s) must be on the visitation schedule provided by the inmate, or visit will not be allowed. No more than two (2) visitors will be allowed per visit. Out of state visitors’ who present out of state picture I.D. may be granted an unscheduled visit if space is available.

Visiting Hours

Monday- Friday: 12pm- 5pm and 6pm-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am- 12pm and 1pm-5pm

Visitor Rules and Regulations
*      All visitors must properly identify themselves with legal picture ID.
*      Visitors will not enter any areas of the facility except approved routes to and from the visiting area.
*      Visitors under the influence of alcohol and drugs will not be admitted to the facility.
*      Visitors must be at least 17 years of age.
*      Children cannot be left in the Lobby unattended
*      Visitors may not give or receive anything from an inmate.
*      No personal effects such as purses, smoking materials, are allowed in the Detention Center.
*      All visitors are subject to search before entering the Detention Center
*      Members of the Clergy related to an inmate fall under the rules of general visitation
*      Disorderly contact will not be tolerated.

When sending mail to an inmate you must follow these rules.
*      Put your name and return address on the envelope.
*      Put the inmate’s full name (the name in which they were booked in under).
*      Address the envelope like the following example:

John Doe #1231231 C/O
Charleston County Detention Center
3841 Leeds Ave.
Charleston SC, 29405

*      The only mail allowed to be received by inmates are letters only. No packages are accepted at the Detention Center. The only exception to this is pictures. Inmates may receive five (5) but they cannot be Polaroid.
*      Incoming and outgoing mail will be inspected for contraband. Any mail found to contain contraband will be held by the Detention Center and may serve as the basis for disciplinary or criminal charges.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Cassoday, KS

Butler County
Adult Detention Facility
701 S. Stone Road
El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone 316-320-7766 or 800-822-4796

The current Butler County Detention Facility opened in January of 2003. It is a modern 250-bed facility located one mile east of El Dorado, south of US Highway 54 on Stone Road. The facility employees 61 full time detention officers and houses inmates from not only Butler County, but also supplies beds to the US Marshals Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and various other outside agencies.

The Butler County Jail is equipped with an on-site staffed medical facility and the "Encore" educational program is available to inmates.
Dial 911 for Emergencies Only.
To contact the Sheriff's Administration Office - (316) 322-4254.
To report a crime - (316) 320-1294.
To report abuse - (316) 320-1294.
To report other offenses - (316) 320-1294.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office operates the Detention Facility located at 701 S.E. Stone Road, El Dorado, Kansas 67042. The facility is open 24 hours a day seven days a week, however not all services are available all hours. The Butler County Detention  Facility holds only adult or adjudicated persons.  
Bail Bondsman
If a person held in the Butler County facility and needs a bail bondsman in Cassoday, KS, it is the  responsibility of the inmate or their family or friends to select the person or company to write the bond.

Cash Bonds
Cash bonds are accepted for the full amount of the bond. Certified cashier’s checks  and money orders are accepted for the full amount of the bond. The receipt will be  given to the inmate along with a copy of the cash bond.

The Butler County Detention family visitation hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.,  1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Visitation days are Monday,  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday depending on the pod location of the person you wish to visit. There is no family visitation on Tuesdays or Weekends.
Tuesdays are reserved for professional visitation, such as attorney’s, parole, probation
and other law enforcement officials. Each inmate received only one hour of visitation privileges per week. All persons entering the building for visitation must be properly attired at all times. Clothing requirements can be found at the reception desk.

To ensure a timely visit, call and verify that the inmate is still in custody, verify his  visitation day and ensure that you are on his visitation list prior to coming to the  detention.

Visitation Schedule
A Pod – Monday
B Pod – Friday
C Pod – Wednesday
D Pod – Thursday
Female – Friday

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: 9 Mile Point, LA

The Jefferson Parish Correctional Center (JPCC) is owned by the Jefferson Parish Government and is administered by the JPSO.  The Correctional Center is primarily a pre-trial detainee prison and has a population of nearly 1,200 (including the Intake Booking Section).

The Correctional Center is located at:
100 Dolhonde St.
Gretna, LA 70053

The administrative offices of the Correctional Center are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (except for holidays).

You may reach the Correctional Center at 504-368-5360, fax number 504-374-7769 . The Correctional Center operator(s) are on duty 24 hours daily and will transfer you to the proper extension.

Correctional Administrator:     Deputy Chief Sue Ellen Monfra     
Deputy Administrator:     Colonel  Howard Lavin     
Assistant Deputy Administrator:     Captain Edward Olsen

The Jefferson Parish Correctional Center (JPCC) allows its inmates visitation rights.

Visitation is held from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Monday through Sunday, 8:00 am-10:00 am Saturday, and 8:00 am-10:45 am on Sunday. Each housing area has a different visitation time. Visitors should contact the Correctional Center at (504) 374-7729, or (504) 374-7730 to determine the proper visitation day and time.

Visitors’ must be named on the inmate’s visitation card. Each card allows the inmate to list (3) adults, and (3) children. The list of names on an inmate’s card is confidential information and will not be disseminated to anyone.

Visitors’ must provide a valid state driver’s license, state identification, passport or military identification card to visit.

Children over the age of 13 are considered adults and must have a valid school identification card.

WARNING!  Because the Correctional Center is a secure facility, NO personal items are allowed.  The following items are not allowed into the facility, and some are considered contraband. Anyone bringing in the items listed will be instructed to leave the premises, and possibly incarcerated:

·       Cell phones

·       Beepers or pagers

·       Lighters or matches

·       Tobacco products

·       Weapons of any kind (knives, firearms, etc)

·       Food and Beverages

·       Any types of bags, including purses and satchels

·       Baby carriages or strollers

·       Electronic devices of any kind

·       Illegal drugs or paraphernalia

·       Reading material

All visitors should be dressed appropriately.  Visitors must enter the Correctional Center through the proper entrance and are subject to being searched.  The Correctional Center is located at 100 Dolhonde Street, Gretna, LA 70053.

Parking is available for a fee in the Jefferson Parish parking lot(s) or on the street at city meters. Please note, that there is no parking on the street adjacent to the Correctional Center, as these spaces are reserved for emergency vehicles only. All persons parking in these areas are subject to being ticketed and towed.

Click on the following link if you need to contact a bail bondsman in 9 Mile Point, LA.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What is withdrawal of bail?

Have you ever heard of a bail bond being withdrawn? Well it can happen...especially if the defendant fails to live up to the agreed upon conditions of the bond. Watch the belowvideo to learn more. As always please post any additional bail bond related questions you have below and we will answer them for you in our next video series.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Aberdeen, NJ

Aberdeen, NJ is a suburban Township of 5.4 square miles containing a mix of residence, light industry and shopping centers. The Aberdeen Township Police Department are committed to providing a safe community for all.
Aberdeen, New Jersey
Monmouth County Correctional Institution                                                     
(732) 431-7863 - Main Desk
(877) 846-3465 - Inmate Information
1 Waterworks Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

The mission of the Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey is to promote, protect, preserve and enhance the Office of Sheriff in New Jersey in a collective and cooperative manner so that each Sheriff may effectively fulfill his or her responsibilities to the citizens as Sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer in his or her county.

The Sheriffs' in New Jersey stand ready to take on any task to help make their counties a safer place to live and work, whether it is a homeland security issue, or supporting the efforts of the municipal police, or protecting our Judges. We are there and we are a major part of the law enforcement community.

If you are arrested and need to post a bail bond in Aberdeen, NJ, but don't have the cash to cover the full bail bond amount, you may wish to hire a professional bail bond agent. ExpertBail is the only true National Bail Bond Network with bail agents in every state that bail can be written. To contact an ExpertBail Agent, please see the information below.
1-800-938-BAIL (2245)

Bail Bonds: Jerry Watson's Interview with KXNT, Las Vegas

See below to check out the interview that Jerry Watson, Chief Legal Officer of AIA, gave this weekend on KXNT in Las Vegas, NV. Jerry discussed ExpertBail, the bail bond industry and the shortcomings of taxpayer funded Pretrial Release Agencies.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bail Bondsman Discusses Trade

ExpertBail Agent, Adam Buffington, was interviewed live on Sunday Morning on Fox9 Morning News in Minneapolis. Adam discussed ExpertBail, the bail bond industry and his non-profit mentorship program.

Even if you’ve never committed a crime yourself, you may get a 3 AM phone call from a loved one who is in jail and in need of bail money. Most people probably don’t know what to do next, but bail bondsman Adam Buffington does. See below to watch the video.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Apex, NC

Mission Statement

The Apex Police Department is committed to the preservation of public safety and peaceful order in Apex. With Pride, Integrity and Spirit of Service they build the public trust and partner with the community to protect persons and property, maintain order, and promote traffic safety. We provide unbiased and just enforcement of laws to protect the freedoms enjoyed in a democratic society.

We will strive to meet the responsibilities of our mission and our sworn oaths of office by:

    * Working cooperatively with our partnerships to address neighborhood concerns;
    * Preventing crime and protecting persons and property;
    * Promoting traffic safety;
    * Investigating criminal activity and apprehending criminals involved;
    * Respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.

Our Values

Our values are Service, Integrity and Pride and are thus explained:

We will model a spirit of dedicated service in conducting our varied operations. This spirit will be evident by our demonstration of courtesy, compassion, competence and bravery.

We will hold ourselves and each other to the highest standards of honest, accountability and trustworthiness. Our commitment to do the right thing will build the public trust we are dependent upon, as we act ethically and lawfully in carrying out our mission.

We will strive each day to build upon the proud history of this department and our Town through our efforts to improve ourselves, and our chosen profession.

To Contact Us:
Police Chief: Jack K. Lewis
Phone: 919-362-8661
Fax: 919-249-3459
Email: jack.lewis@apexnc.org
Email: ann.stephens@apexnc.org

205 Saunders St.
Apex, NC 27502

Report Crime Information:

If you have information about a crime that has occurred you can send your information to the Apex Police Department 100% Anonymously.

You can report crime information 100% anonymously via text message. Text your crime tip information to Tip411 (847411) using keyword ApexPD.

Wake County, NC Jail

John H. Baker Jr Public Safety Center
330 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: 919-856-6900
Fax: 919-856-6874
Bail Bond Information

To speak with a professional bail bondsman in Apex, NC call 800.938.2245. ExpertBail Agents are professional bail bond agents that provide quality support to those in need.

For Visitation At All Detention Facilities

    * Visiting Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
    * Visitation Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
          o  Exception: No visits will be permitted on a County holiday
    * To schedule an appointment call 919-857-9103 (Monday – Thursday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.)


   1. Each inmate will receive one (1) visit for (45) minutes every other week.
   2. Each inmate may receive two (2) visitors: either two adults, or one adult and one child.
   3. Visitors must be age sixteen (16) years of age to visit.
   4. All visitors (16) and over must have a valid, government issued picture identification.
   5. No property or money will be received for inmates at the Visitation Center.
   6. Any visitor who brings or attempts to bring in any item of contraband into the Detention Facility will be prosecuted.
   7. All visitors must follow the visitor’s dress regulations to participate in the visitation program.
   8. Visitors or inmates who are disruptive or intoxicated will be denied visitation privileges.
   9. When visitor’s time has expired, they are to leave the visiting area when advised to do so by the Detention Staff.
  10. Visitors will not enter any other areas of the facility when visiting.
  11. All handbags, purses, cell phones etc., must be stored in lockers.
  12. Only person registered by Officer will be allowed to visit. If a visitor refuses to give the requested information, then the visit will be denied.
  13. Visitors who violate facility rules may have their visitation privileges suspended or terminated by the Officer in Charge (OIC) on duty.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bail Bondsmen Do Good

Bail Bondsmen Do Good
By Sandra Ryder
My last article, “The Bail Bonds Industry Should Learn From the Banking Industry”, outlined a difficult future for the bail bonds industry if some serious issues are left unchecked. It evoked a strong response from bail bond insiders across the country and subsequently triggered a deluge of comments, emails and voice mails. While most agreed with the article's premise, that it is in everyone's best interest when the bail bonds industry is held to the highest standards, many were quick to point out that some are unilaterally making that commitment.

One of the key points in my previous article centered on the importance that public perception and sentiment plays in driving regulatory and statutory changes. If the public cries foul loud enough, their collective voice will motivate politicians and regulators to step in and respond with action.

Nothing does more to ingratiate a community to the any industry, on a local level, than grass roots charitable initiatives. Bail bond agencies frequently act as benefactors to numerous charitable causes, but often do so without recognition or fan fare. For example, Payless Bail Bond's Christmas on Wheels, gave fifty bikes to needy Las Vegas children over the holidays, but did so without press releases or an expectation of anything in return. All across the country, other stand out bail bond agencies performed similar good deeds in their own communities and with similar anonymity. Far too often, these types of activities go unrecognized by the public. At the same time, these charitable programs go a very long way in establishing bail bondsmen as integral parts of our communities and good stewards of the public's trust.

While community outreach is important, it will be a moot point, if the commitment to high ethical standards on a professional level is not achieved. Of course, regulators define what the minimum standards are in their respective states, but some bail bondsmen have taken the initiative to elevate their professionalism and committed to doing business in the highest ethical manner. Bail bondsmen demonstrate this commitment by the company they keep and the industry affiliations they maintain.

Expert Bail, which is backed by AIA, an established family of bail bond surety companies, strives to bring value to consumers by directing them to bail agents that have met a certain level of experience, professionalism and trustworthiness. They claim to be “comprised of the industry’s best and most experienced agents who are all committed to raising the standards in the bail industry.”

Beyond affiliations within the industry, bail agents can demonstrate their professionalism by expressly committing to a formal code of ethics. The Professional Bail Agents of the United States (“PBUS”), an industry trade association, has created a code of ethics that outlines best practices. Its code delineates how member bail agents should interact with clients, the general public, the government sector and fellow bail agents.

While none of the aforementioned things guarantee bail bonds will be immune from greater scrutiny or oversight. They do provide great examples of ways in which bail bondsmen can demonstrate their commitment to improving their respective communities, businesses and industry. At the end of the day, that is what the general public, regulators and law makers are looking for anyway.

Please click on the following link for the full article.

Stephen Owens, ExpertBail Agent, Interviewed on Your Hour

ExpertBail Agent Stephen Owens of Owens Bonding in Wichita, Kansas, spoke with Sheryl Nutt on Channel 46’s Your Hour (a news magazine). Stephen provided an overview of the bail bond industry and described to the television audience the role that bail agents play as “a third party accountability system for the courts.”

Stephen also helped explain that being a bail agent isn’t about risking his life pursuing criminals that have skipped out on their bail. The reality, according to Owens, is that if you do what you are supposed to and properly assess those you bail out and then monitor them to ensure they show up for court, you eliminate the number of those who skip. Even when they do miss a court date, those individuals are usually easily apprehended without any physical confrontation. This fact alone challenges the stereotype and common misperception that bail agents run through the streets with bullet proof vests with guns ablazin’.

While this is a less dramatic reality, it is the reality of the bail bond industry. Ms. Nutt also asked Steve how one should go about finding a bail agent. At this point Steve introduced and explained the ExpertBail Network and the power behind the nation’s only true national bail bond brand. According to Owens, “ExpertBail is a national network comprised of the most trusted and professional bondsmen throughout the country.”

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Recent ExpertBail PR Interviews

This has been a busy week for the ExpertBail Team! The good news is that the ExpertBail Story is continuing to spread like wildfire amongst the media. Jerry Watson, AIA Chief Legal Officer - AIA, along with ExpertBail Agent, Adam Buffington, were both interviewed by local radio stations. They had the opportunity to not only talk about the ExpertBail Network, but to also educate and clear up some misperceptions surrounding the bail bond industry. Click on the links below to hear some of the interviews.

•    Jerry was interviewed this morning on KXNT- FM & AM in Las Vegas. The interview will air later this week on 5 stations in the Las Vegas Area including KXNT FM & AM, KMXB-FM, KLUC-FM and KXTE-FM. Stay tuned for further airing information.

•    Jerry was interviewed live last evening on 710 WLW AM (Cincinnati’s #1 radio station). Follow the link to hear Jerry's bail bond interview.

•    ExpertBail Agent, Adam Buffington, was interviewed live yesterday morning on KDAL 610 AM. He discussed ExpertBail, his bail agency, the role he plays in his community, as well as the bail bond industry.

•    Lastly, Jerry did a live interview with Lars Larson on his National Radio Program on Thursday, February 17. Follow the link to hear Jerry's bail bond interview.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: City of Sunrise, FL

GENERAL INFORMATION: When you were booked into the custody of the Broward County Jail, an arrest number (CIS #) was assigned to you. This number will identify you for as long as you are in jail. It is your responsibility to memorize your arrest number. It will help us and you identify and locate your personal property and any issues that are of importance to you. You will remain in one of our facilities until you post a bond, your case is disposed of by a judge, or your sentence is completed. Legal questions about your case are best answered by your attorney or public defender. Misdemeanor and traffic cases are heard in County Court, felony cases are heard in Circuit Court, and if you are here on a civil hold, the case will be heard by a Civil Court judge. If you are sentenced to serve one year or less, you will serve your sentence in one of the Broward County Jail facilities. If your sentence is more than one year, you will be transferred to the State Department of Corrections, providing that all outstanding charges have been resolved.

POSTING A BAIL BOND and MONEY: If you had money in your possession when you were booked, a money account was opened for your use. You will receive a receipt for the funds deposited into this account. You will be allowed to use the money in this account to bond yourself out of jail. If you need to give your money to someone outside the jail, you must complete a voucher form. Ask your housing deputy for a voucher. If you need assistance in completing it, they will help you. You cannot voucher money to someone who is incarcerated in a Broward County Jail. Any exceptions to this must be made by written request to the facility commander(s) and have their approval(s).

• Bonding Agent: You may contact a bonding agency to post a bond for you. For a complete list of trusted and professional bail bond agents in City of Sunrise, Florida, call 800.938.2245 or visit expertbail.com.

• Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) services are also available in the release / booking area at the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Main Jail - 555 SE 1st Avenue, for immediate bonding purposes only, for a fee of $3.00, per transaction. A charge in addition to this fee may be assessed by your financial institution.
• Western Union Services are also available – see details under section titled “Western Union Quick Collect Service.”

1. The visiting schedule is posted on the bulletin board in your housing area / unit, telling you the day and times you may have visitors.
2. You will be given an opportunity for two (2) hours of visitation per week. You may only see up to (2) two visitors at a time.
3. Minors are only permitted to visit when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, unless the facility commander or designee authorizes, in advance of the visit, the minor to be accompanied by some other adult.

RULES FOR VISITORS: Please notify your visitors of the following rules:
• Visitors must have proper / current photo identification. (NO IDENTIFICATION - NO VISIT)
• Visitors must be on time.
• Visitors must abide by the dress code. (Read below, “Visitor’s Dress Code”)
• Visitors may be subjected to a pat-down / frisk search and / or electronic search for the detection of contraband. Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
• Visitors cannot be on parole, probation, or work release without the prior written permission of the facility commander.
• Visitors are not permitted to visit more than one inmate on any given day. An exception may be granted if the visitor is an immediate family member of more than one inmate confined in the facility. Other exceptions will be at the discretion of the facility commander.
• Obscene actions or gestures will terminate the visit. If you are asked to leave please do so immediately.
• Visitors are NOT permitted to pass / give any items to an inmate. (Violators are subject to arrest.)
Please notify your visitors that transportation is available by county buses, downtown trollies, or taxi cabs. They should contact the bus stations for route information. This information will be made available in all DOD facility lobbies.

VISITOR'S DRESS CODE: If your visitor refuses to comply with the dress code, your visit may be denied or terminated.

The following dress code will be enforced at all times.
a. Shirts and shoes must be worn.
b. Visitors wearing clothing marked by words or pictures that are profane or offensive will not be allowed.
c. Halter tops, swim suits, tank tops, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, sheer, see-through or provocative clothing, any clothing that exposes the midriff, short shorts, mini dresses, and mini skirts that appear too short are prohibited.

Intake & Release Process
Individuals who have been placed under arrest are first transported to Broward Sheriff's Office Central Intake Unit, which is located at the Main Jail in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Upon arrival, they must complete the following steps:
•    Property Intake
•    Medical Screening
•    Fingerprinting
•    Photographing
•    Warrants Check

While the staff at Central Intake is dedicated to ensuring the prompt processing and release of eligible arrestees, the amount of time required to complete this process may be affected by the volume of arrestees being processed simultaneously and/or the availability of information from state and national databases.

Appearance in Magistrate Court
Arrestees who are not bonded out of jail appear before a magistrate judge the day following the arrest (including Saturdays and Sundays). Proceedings usually begin at 8 a.m., however this depends upon the presiding judge. The judge will inform the arrestee of the charge(s) and, if appropriate, will set a bond amount.
In misdemeanor cases, the judge may accept a guilty plea and release the arrestee on his or her own recognizance or for time-served.

Magistrate proceedings may be viewed on the monitor located in the lobby of BSO's Main Jail.
Housing Assignments
Individuals who are not released on bond are assigned to one of five BSO jails based upon objective criteria. This criteria ensures that inmates are housed in the least restrictive and safest unit possible based upon level of security required. Housing assignments are not made based on proximity to an inmate's home, but rather on the premise of assigning an inmate to the jail facility that can best meet his or her needs.

Inmate Activities, Services & Programs
Inmates are permitted to watch television and are provided with reading material to occupy free time. Weather permitting, inmates may also take part in outside recreation and use exercise equipment.
BSO's Department of Detention & Community Control provides a variety of programs and services to inmates, including:
•    Adult Basic Education
•    AIDS Awareness Training
•    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
•    Anger Management Program
•    Cocaine Anonymous
•    Commissary
•    GED Preparation & Testing
•    Group Therapy
•    Juvenile Programs
•    Library Services
•    Medical Services
•    Mental Health Counseling
•    Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
•    Parenting Skills
•    Pre-Release Planning
•    Prevention & Intervention Program Against Drugs & Alcohol
•    Relapse Prevention Program
•    Religious Services & Counseling
•    Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Training
•    Substance Abuse Treatment
•    Veterans Group
•    Work Release Programs
Additional information about these programs is available from detention deputies within the facility.