Hot Topics in Bail: Climate Affects Crime, Bail Pioneer Dies, and More
Bail agents are an active group on social media. This week's hot topics include a bail pioneer's death, climate change affects crime rates, and a new bail bond scam. Here are this week's hot topics in bail:
Bail Bondsman Pioneer Dies
Howard Frank, the first person to open a bail bond business in Volusia County has passed away. Frank tracked down over 1,000 bail jumpers in his career.
It would not be realistic to eliminate money bail in Maryland
One of the state's most senior judges said this week that it would not be realistic to eliminate money bail in Maryland because the bail bondsmen's lobby is so powerful.
Climate Change Could Mean More Crime
A recent study shares that climate change can create a surge in crime. Bail bondsmen are attesting to the article's accuracy, saying summer brings more DWIs and possision charges while cold weather brings increased theft and breaking and entering.
Sheriff Warns of Bail Bond Scam
A new telephone scam involves people pretending to be sheriff's deputies, threatening arrest, and requiring bail money.
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