Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bail Bonds News Roundup, Feb. 8, 2007

Bail Bonds News Roundup, Feb. 8, 2007 - Bail Bond Agent Directory: "Bail News Roundup - February 8, 2007

It was a busy week in the bail bondsmen and bounty hunter world this past week. News of arrests, lawsuit and even bizarre cases gave the staff at plenty to discuss:

Bail Bondsman Can Legally Advertise
According to a news item in the Shelbyville Times-Gazette on Thursday, February 1, 2007, a Shelbyville bail bondsman has been allowed by a court to have signs at his offices. Assistant District Attorney General Eddie Barnard raised a motion that the signs near the Marshall County Jail were solicitations and so was violating a state law against unprofessional conduct. However, Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler denied the motion and instead ruled that the signs constituted advertisements.

Why Criminals Can’t Always Turn to Bail Bondsmen
According to an article that ran in a Bay Area newspaper on Wednesday, January 28, 2007, a bail bondsman in John Yonan, owner of Minuteman Bail Bonds in Tracy recently solved a crime – and turned down a request for a bail bondsman. Yonan had his car stolen and in the damaged vehicle that was eventually recovered he found a letter from the thief. Yonan’s sharp eye allowed police to track down the thief and arrest him..."

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