Month: March 2013

How to Find a Utah Bail Bondsman

Nobody plans to end up in jail, whether through an intentional act or a simple mistake. When you or your loved ones find themselves in the unfortunate circumstance of being arrested. It’s important to know the resources that you have at your disposal. One of the first people you should contact is a bail bondsman, they are often the most valuable of the resources that you can have on your side. The reason they are so valuable as a resource should be pretty apparent, they get you or your loved ones out of jail. Getting out in a timely manner is important. Nobody wants to stay in jail longer than they have to. Here are some ways to locate a Utah bail bondsman:

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Where to Look for a Utah Bail Bondsman

When finding a Utah bail bondsman, there are numerous resources that you can use in your search. Finding a bail bondsman can be easy, finding a good and reliable bail bondsman can be a little harder. When searching for a bail bondsman, the best place to start is online. Google is a great resource when searching for anything, especially for bail bondsmen. However as great of a resource as the Internet can be, it’s not the only tool you should use. There are a lot of less than stellar and sometimes downright shady bail bondsmen so it’s important to make sure that the bail bondsman you find is reputable.

Another great resource for finding a bail bondsman is also a great way to find out if they are a reputable company. Contact the Better Business Bureau, they can give you a list of Utah bail bondsmen and can also give you reports that will let you know if they’re someone you want to work with. There are also licenses and certifications that must be obtained by any Utah bail bondsmen. If the bail bondsman you go to cannot provide the proper licensing, do not work with them. Bail bonding is an involved process with a lot of legal ramifications and should not be handled by somebody with a lack of training and experience.

Once you find a couple good candidates, the next thing to do is check out their individual websites. There are a couple pieces of information you can gather from this. The first thing you want to think about is the overall look and feel of the website. If their website looks bad and is poorly managed, this can be a sign that they don’t really think about technology that much and may not utilize it in their services. You can find contact information as well as testimonials from previous clients that will help you know that you’re working with the right person or company.

Hopefully you’ll never need to look for a Utah bail bondsman but mistakes happen and when they do it’s important to not make any missteps. The first chance you have at getting started off on the right is hiring a bail bondsman. The right bail bondsman will get you out of jail and assist you in finding services that will help you throughout the entire legal process.

Larry Nowak is the president of Bad Boys Bail Bonds in Salt Lake City, UT. He works hard to ensure that none of his clients spend more time in jail than absolutely necessary. For more information, please visit http://www.badboysbailbondsutah.com/

DUI Checkpoints for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of year again, St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend and that means a lot of people are going to be drinking this weekend. We here at Bad Boys Bail Bonds would like to let everybody know that we do not condone drinking and driving and we wish everybody a safe and happy holiday weekend. When people drink en masse, there will eventually be people that drive drunk. In an effort to combat this, the police will set up DUI checkpoints. What is a DUI checkpoint and how does it work? 

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DUI checkpoints are a method used by police in order to catch people who are driving drunk. DUI checkpoints can be used throughout the year but are most often used around holidays and on the weekends when people are more likely to drink and drive.

 The rules and requirements for DUI checkpoints are pretty universal nationwide, the police are required to publish notification of the checkpoint in advance and provide information regarding why the checkpoint is in place. There are different trains of thought on DUI checkpoints. Those who are in favor of them believe that they will help deter people from drinking and driving. People who oppose the use of checkpoints believe that they don’t help because people can see where they’ll be ahead of time and simply avoid them.

Police can stop an individual for attempting to avoid a DUI checkpoint. At a checkpoint, if a driver shows signs of intoxication, they can be asked to perform a field sobriety test. Drivers have the right to refuse this test and police can then request a Breathalyzer and/or blood test. Drivers do not have the right to refuse to participate in these tests but if a driver should refuse these tests, he will be subject to punishment that can almost be as bad as a DUI.

DUI checkpoints have to follow certain rules in order to abide by the law. They either have to stop every car that comes up to the checkpoint or they have to stop cars in a certain pattern. The reason for this is to prevent the violation of a person’s fourth amendment rights that prevent unlawful search and seizure. By stopping every car or stopping them in a certain pattern, they are treating everybody equally and therefore not violating the fourth amendment.

A DUI checkpoint consists of the police cordoning off a section of the road using flashing warning lights and bright orange cones. If drivers try to turn around or actively avoid this checkpoint, police are permitted to pull them over and possibly arrest them.

DUIs are a very serious matter and checkpoints are an attempt by the police and courts to try to curb this behavior. It’s important to know what’s involved in a DUI checkpoint, and what to expect when you pull up to one. Bad Boys Bail Bonds does not condone driving under the influence so stay safe, if you’re going to drink, drink responsibly and be sure to have a very happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Larry Nowak is the president of Bad Boys Bail Bonds and he works hard to ensure that nobody spends more time than necessary in jail. For more information, please visit http://badboysbailbondsutah.com/contact-us/

Utah Jail Inmate Search

We’ve all been there, hanging out with our friends when all of a sudden somebody mentions that they haven’t seen Steve in a while. After talking for a while about how funny Steve is, you realize that the last time anybody saw Steve was that night at the bar when everybody got really drunk and… Oh no! Steve is in jail! Now that you’ve realized that your best friend Steve has been in jail for three weeks, it’s time to find out where he is: 

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“Seriously, you guys, Steve is the best!”

Where do you start looking for Steve? How do you even know what jail Steve is in? Well, it’s time to find out how to find your friend. You can go the standard route of calling all the different jails and asking if Steve is there but that can take an extremely long time. Besides taking forever, it also requires knowing some details about Steve other than your favorite story that he told once at that one party (Seriously guys, if you haven’t met Steve, I should totally introduce you to him… you know, like after I find him…).

Performing a Utah Jail Inmate Search Online

Alternately, you can turn to the internet. There are several different ways to do a Utah jail inmate search online. You can go to all the different websites for each individual jail and jurisdiction, this can be time consuming. In addition, you have to find each website for each individual jail and hope you don’t miss something. Steve is waiting for you and you don’t want him to wait any longer than necessary (Although, after three weeks, would it really kill him to wait an extra couple hours?).

If only there were one site that you could go to and find the databases for all the inmate searches for all the different jails and jurisdictions. Fortunately, there is! There are websites that you can go to and look at the different Utah jail inmate search databases. These will allow you to go to one source and search for Steve in all the possible jails that he might be in. This will help you find Steve and get him out so he can get back to hanging out with the boys and telling those hilarious stories.

Local bail bond websites will sometimes contain functionality that allows you to go to one page and search all the different inmate databases. These will sometimes offer the ability to search by name and will then search all the inmate databases for anyone matching that name. Other websites will have a page that lists all of the databases and allows you to search each individually. This makes it so that you don’t have to search to find each individual database you can simply go to one page and link to all the databases from there. This will allow you to find Steve in no time flat and make up for being a terrible friend (I mean, really? Three weeks?).

By knowing where to start looking, you can find Steve with ease and get back to hanging out and hearing Steve tell his awesome jokes.

Larry Nowak is the owner/operator of Bad Boys Bail Bonds and thinks Steve is amazing! To view his search pages that allow you to search several jails in the Northern Utah area, please visit http://badboysbailbondsutah.com/links .

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