Is Bail Money Refundable?

Is Bail Money Refundable?

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...
Can I Drink While I’m Out on Bail?

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...
Do TN Judges Control Bail Amounts?

Do TN Judges Control Bail Amounts?

From start to finish, Tennessee criminal court judges control every aspect of every case in every courtroom. WIth regard to bail and pretrial release, sometimes that control is indirect and sometimes it is direct. Bail amount is the most important element in this...
Can You Bail Yourself Out of Jail in Tennessee?

Can You Bail Yourself Out of Jail in Tennessee?

Technically, it’s possible to bail yourself out of jail. You must have sufficient cash on hand to pay the entire bail amount upfront. However, most people do not have a few thousand dollars in cash in their wallets. If they do, the sheriff will most likely confiscate...
How Much is Bail for DUI in Tennessee?

How Much is Bail for DUI in Tennessee?

The Volunteer State has some of the harshest DUI laws in the country. If police officers pull you over on suspicion for DUI, an arrest is practically inevitable. In Tennessee, even if the driver “passes” the Breathalyzer test, officers can still arrest you and...
Visiting Someone in Robertson County Jail

Visiting Someone in Robertson County Jail

It is hard to visit loved ones in jail.  Especially hard if you don’t know where to go, when to go and how to follow the rules.   Below are important pieces of information to guide you if your loved one is in the Robertson County Jail. In order to visit an inmate at...
What Can A Bondsman Accept as Collateral?

What Can A Bondsman Accept as Collateral?

In some cases, particularly serious felonies, the amount of bail is very high. So, paying the premium yourself in cash may not be an option. Fortunately, Fizer Bonding Company, serving Montgomery and Robertson County accepts various forms of collateral...