INTERESTING ARTICLES

COLLATERAL

NOW THAT ALMOST EVERY HOUSE IN

FLORIDA HAS LITTLE OR NO EQUITY, IT IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND COLLATERAL FOR A BOND.  WHEN A JUDGE SETS A BOND FOR $5000,  THE FEE IS $500.  MISTAKENLY EVERYONE THINKS THAT WHEN THEY SIGN FOR THAT BOND, THEY ARE ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE $500. IN REALITY THEY ARE REALLY SIGNING FOR THE $5000.   IF YOU HAD TO POST BOND AT THE JAIL, IT WOULD COST THE WHOLE $5000.  THE BONDSMAN AND THE INDEMNITOR (PERSON WHO IS SIGNING FOR BOND) ARE PROMISING THE COURT THAT THE DEFENDANT WILL GO TO EACH AND EVERY COURT DATE UNTIL THE JUDGE COMES UP WITH A RESOLUTION.  IF THE DEFENDANT MISSES THEIR COURT DATE, ONE OF TWO THINGS WILL HAPPEN:  1.  THE BONDSMAN HAS TO FIND THE PERSON WHO MISSED COURT AND RE-ARREST HIM.  IF THIS HAPPENSS EVERYONE IS OFF THE BOND.  2.  THE BONDSMAN CANNOT LOCATE HIM AND WILL HAVE TO PAY THE WHOLE BOND ($5000).  THIS IS WHEN THE COLLATERAL COMES INTO EFFECT FOR A BOND.  THE BONDSMAN THEN CAN CONVERT YOUR COLLATERAL INTO CASH TO PAY FOR THE BOND.  JUST MAKE SURE IF YOU ARE SIGNING ON A BOND, KNOW THAT WHO YOU ARE SIGNING FOR WILL GO TO COURT!


DOMESTIC BATTERY

WE ARE SEEING MORE AND MORE DOMESTIC BATTERY ARRESTS.  KEEP IN MIND THAT IF YOU CALL 911, SOMEONE IS GOING TO JAIL.  IT COULD BE YOU OR THE PERSON YOU ARE CALLING ABOUT.  WHEN YOU GET ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC BATTERY, THERE IS A ZERO BOND UNTIL YOU SEE A JUDGE THE NEXT DAY.  THE JUDGE WILL THEN USUALLY SET A BOND.  THE JUDGE ALSO ORDERS A NO CONTACT BETWEEN THE PARTIES.  THIS MEANS ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT, (NO TEXTING, NO FACEBOOK, NO PHONE, NO LIVING OR SEEING EACH OTHER, ETC.).  IN ORDER TO GET A NO CONTACT LIFTED, THE VICTIM MUST GO TOTHE STATE ATTORNEY AND ASK FOR A HEARING BEFORE A JUDGE.  USUALLY THE VICTIM HAS TO TAKE A BATTER INTERVENTION COURSE.  EVEN IF YOU ARE THE OWNER ON A HOUSE, YOU CANNOT GO BACK THERE IF THE VICTIM HAS THAT ADDRESS FOR THEIR MAILING ADDRESS.  SO THINK BEFORE YOU CALL 911 FOR FRIVOLOUS MATTERS.

PASCO COUNTY & DRUGS

IT SEEMS LIKE AT LEAST ONE IN EVERY 5 PEOPLE ARE ADDICTED TO DRUGS.  SO WHEN YOU SEE THE CRIME RATE GOING UP, IT IS USUALLY DRUG RELATED.  A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, THE PASCO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE DID A GOOD JOB OF CLOSING THE PILL MILLS.  WHAT THEY DIDN'T REALIZE, BY DOING THIS WAS THE ADDICTS NOW HAVE TO RESORT TO CHEAPER DRUGS, EASY TO GET A HOLD OF ON THE STREETS.  MOST PEOPLE ARE NOW USING  HEROIN, METHAMPHETAMINES, , AND CRACK COCAINE.  SO NOW WE HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF HOME INVASIONS, ROBBERIES, PAWN SHOP CRIMES, ETC.  THEY DID NOT PUT ANY DRUG REHABS INTO EFFECT, SO MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE ON THE STREETS DOING WHATEVER THEY HAVE TO GET THEIR DRUGS.  MOST OF  THEM RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS AND SELL THEM.  SINCE THE DRUG REHABS ARE SCARCE, ONE OF THE BEST WAYS OF CLEANING UP, IS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVED ONES IN JAIL FOR AWHILE.  JUST REMEMBER A DRUG ADDICT WILL SAY OR PROMISE ANYTHING, USUALLY TO GET THEIR NEXT HIGH.  EVEN DOING TOUGH LOVE DOES NOT GUARANTEE THEY WILL STAY OFF OF DRUGS.

PASCO WARRANTS

RECENTLY PASCO COUNTY MADE A CHANGE TO THEIR POLICY ON WARRANTS.  IF YOU HAVE A RECENT WARRANT IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE BONDSMAN TO GET ANY INFO ON THAT WARRANT, UNLESS THE WARRANT IS ABOUT 2 MONTHS OLD.  THIS NOW HAMPERS PASCO COUNTY BONDSMAN FROM DOING ANY WALK-THRUS ON WARRANTS.  UNLIKE PINELLAS,AND HILLSBOROUGH

COUNTY, WHO HAVE WALKTHRU CENTERS, PASCO COUNTY WILL BOOK YOU IN WITH THE PROCESS TAKING ANYWHERE FROM 2 TO 10 HOURS.  YOU HAVE TO GET BOOKED IN AND THEN WAIT FOR CASE AND BOND NUMBERS BEFORE A BONDSMAN CAN WRITE A BOND TO START YOUR RELEASE.  IN PINELLAS AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES, YOU DO NOT ENTER THE JAIL POPULATION.  THEY COME TO YOU, FINGERPRINT YOU, RUN ANOTHER CURRENT WARRANT CHECK AND YOU CAN GO, MAYBE TAKING AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME.  SO WHEN YOU TRY TO CHECK AND SEE IF YOU HAVE A PASCO WARRANT, YOU WILL NOT GET THAT INFORMATION.