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Can a Cosigner Be Removed from a Bail Bond?

Regardless of the amount, most all bail bonds require cosigners. Typically, officials impound all the money that defendants have access to when they are arrested. They also block access to bank accounts and credit cards. There may be an anomaly here and there, but most of the time a defendant will need someone’s help with… Read More

What Happens if You Turn Yourself In for a Warrant?

Millions of Americans have outstanding warrants. Typically, these warrants are for outstanding traffic violations and other minor infractions. But technically speaking, all outstanding arrest warrants can lead a person to the same jail. In general jail population, violent felons, drug dealers, and stop sign runners all share the same area. Furthermore, arrest warrants have no… Read More

What is an Arraignment Hearing?

From a technical standpoint, the arraignment signals the beginning of formal legal proceedings against the defendant. After the arraignment hearing, this legal process continues to move forward. An arraignment judge or magistrate, who is like an assistant judge, presides over the hearing, and a prosecutor represents the State of Tennessee. From a practical standpoint, the… Read More

What are the Consequences of Identity Theft?

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In 2017, over 16 million businesses and individuals lost over $16 billion to identity thieves. The monetary losses only tell part of the story. Especially to older individuals who are one of the most frequent targets. Identity theft is a very unsettling experience and for some folks a very difficult thing to overcome, especially if… Read More

Am I allowed to Leave the State While Out on Bond?

Strictly speaking, leaving the state while out on bail is one of the biggest no-nos in the book. Fortunately, Fizer Bonding Company of Clarksville, TN bail bonds office are usually flexible on this point. If you have a good reason for leaving the state, plan ahead, and contact your bondsman, there’s a good chance you… Read More

Can You Bail Someone Out of Jail at Night in Robertson County?

Unfortunately, bail bonds offices keep banker’s hours and they are completely unavailable after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Just kidding….. Since jails never close, your Fizer Bonding Company bail bondsman is available 24 hours a day every day of the year. In both felony and misdemeanor cases, bail is usually several hundred to thousands of… Read More

Is Bail Money Refundable?

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During colonial times, British officials sometimes threw people in jail and either refused to set bail or made sure that the bail was unaffordable. So, lawmakers added the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. This provision stopped these abuses. It clarified that bail is security for pretrial release and not punishment for wrongdoing. So, bail money… Read More

Does a TN Drunk and Disorderly Arrest Go on My Record?

In most cases, a Public Intoxication ticket does not go on your record. If Montgomery and Robertson County officers take someone into custody for a 39-17-310 violation, it’s not technically a public intoxication arrest. Instead, in most cases, the police place the person into protective custody. There’s a big difference. Nevertheless, police could still take… Read More

Can I Drink While I’m Out on Bail?

Tennessee law gives public and private authorities (courts and Clarksville, TN bail bondsman) broad authority to place “reasonable restrictions on the activities, movements, associations, and residences of the defendant.” Often, when defendants post bond with the sheriff, the sheriff gives them a paper with a long list of conditions then cuts them loose without explaining… Read More