You Will Always Be There for Your Loved Ones

When someone you love gets arrested, you will do everything that you can to bail him or her out of jail. You would do anything for the people you care about. That is why, despite your lack of experience with bail, you begin looking into it. That is when you discover Action Bail Bonding.

Since our company’s founding in 1987, Action Bail Bonding thousands of people have received professional bail help from our amazing bail agents. When you need help, you can count on us. Our bail agents are available 24/7. They will happily guide you through the process of bailing your friend or family member out of jail.

When bailing someone out of jail for the first time, you will undoubtedly have questions. We understand that here at Action Bail Bonding. Our agents will take the time that you need to answer your questions. Once you are satisfied, we can work on bailing out your loved one. With our expert agents working for you, this can be accomplished in just a few short hours.

Our agents will do all of the hard work for you. They will fill out the paperwork for the bail bond and give it directly to the jail. They will not rest until they have secured your loved one’s release. Even then, our agents will continue to work with you. They will keep you up to date on all of your loved one’s court dates, as well as talk to you about any problems you might be having with payment.

At Action Bail Bonding, we are here to help you. Our agents are available 24/7 and are located all over the state of Tennessee. This means that we can help you bail your loved one out of any jail in the state. No matter what has happened to your loved one, you will always be there to help him or her. Action Bail Bonding will always be there to help you with bail.


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Action Bail Bonding Stays On Top

Anything is supposed to get better with age (like wine!) and experience, right? Wrong. As much as we’d like to believe that the more experience someone has in something, anything, the better they’ll be, it’s simply not always true. Unfortunately, some people are incapable of meeting certain standards not only for their own personal expectations, but for those of anyone who needs their services.

Action Bail Bonding has been in the Tennessee bail bond industry for 29 years and compared to other companies, you might be surprised at how well and how fast we’ve grown compared to older companies who have been bailing people out of jail longer. Our family-owned and operated company has offices all throughout Tennessee and over 130 bail agents and representatives, each of whom we consider to be family, even if not related by blood. We hold core values like any blood-related family would have and that’s why each client of ours really knows that they are important to us and that we will take care of their needs appropriately.

Because we know and understand all our clients, we’re able to meet their needs quickly and execute the bail process accordingly. Other bail bond companies have not been able to meet clients needs as efficiently as us. It’s no wonder why we’re one of the most sought-after bail bond company in Tennessee, and have less customer complaints than others.

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You Can Bail Someone out of Jail Easily with Action Bail Bonding

The thought of bailing someone out of jail is not something that people like to consider. Not only does it mean that a friend or family member was arrested, but that you have to pay a large amount of money to get the person out. None of those are very exciting or happy thoughts. However, this does not mean that it is the end of the world if a loved one has been arrested.

Bailing someone out of jail does not have to be a bad experience. If you contact Action Bail Bonding, you will get a caring bail agent who will assist you. Your agent will help you get your loved one out of jail easily and at an affordable price. With our agents, you will have a trustworthy and knowledgeable guide by your side.

Our bail agents are experts in their fields. They have years of training behind them, receive additional training every other year, and are backed by a company that has been in business for over 3 decades. When you have questions about bail, our agents will be able to provide you with the answers that you are looking for.

Since an arrest can occur at any time, you will need bail help at a moment’s notice. That is why our agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be there to talk to you whenever you need them. They will get to work right away, which means that you will never have to wait for normal business hours to rescue a loved one from jail.

You may not like the idea of needing to bail your loved one out of jail, but with our help you will see that there is nothing to worry about. Bailing someone out of jail is a piece of cake when Action Bail Bonding is here to help you.


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What Can You Offer For Collateral?

In order to complete a bail bond application, collateral is required. Collateral is pledged as security for payment. If the original payment or agreement is broken, then the collateral is forfeited from the owner to the person it is then owed to. The most common forms of collateral are real estate, vehicles, electronics and valuables.

    Real Estate
    In order for real estate to qualify as collateral, it must be property that has been either 100% paid off, or the majority of it is paid off. The owner must have majority or all ownership of the property and not have much mortgage to owe still.

    Vehicles
    Likewise with real estate, vehicles for collateral must be completely paid off; there must not be any more outstanding car payments to pay first. If not a car, a boat, an RV, an ATV – most vehicles that are worth a lot of money.

    Electronics
    Electronics like televisions, video game systems and computers can be worth a lot of money. They’re easily pawned for cash, they’re easily acceptable for a bail bond collateral.

    Valuables
    Firearms, jewelry and even machines like a great washing machine or dishwasher or stove are also common collateral items. If it’s worth a lot of money, it’s great as collateral.

Remember, in order to not lose your collateral, you need to make sure the defendant goes to court when he or she is asked. You need to make sure bail bond payments are made on time.

If you have any questions regarding bail, bail bonds and the collateral, please feel free to contact Action Bail Bonding Store at 901-476-2245. We absolutely will not let you down!

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What Happens If My Daughter Is Arrested?

Moms and dads, if you ever get the call that your daughter has been arrested, please contact us at Action Bail Bonding if she is eligible to bail out of jail.

  • Juveniles (17 years or younger) do not bail out of jail. They will be released to their parents.
  • Only adults are eligible for bail, but in certain situations, not all will be offered bail.
  • Some adults may be allowed to be released on “own recognizance.”

Jail is no place for anyone and we grasp the heightened concern for a woman, your daughter, to be in jail, compared to a man in jail.

Statistically, more men than women are arrested and so understandably, more men than women are in jail or prison. Some of those in jail and prison are very intimidating and violent. Not everyone is capable of “standing their ground” in these places. In short, jail is unpleasant, unwelcoming, uncomfortable, dirty, dark, depressing and scary. It’s not the worst scene you’re imagining, but it’s certainly not a happy one.

Action Bail Bonding can definitely help you get your daughter out of jail very, very quickly. We will work with you on a flexible payment plan and once we get paperwork signed and processed, your daughter will be back in your arms, all within a few hours (depending on the county where your daughter was arrested). Keep your daughter safe and show her your support and love through this difficult time. Action Bail Bonding will help you do this – just contact us at anytime, day or night at 901-476-2245 to speak directly to one of our bail agents. Either way, we’re ready to chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Bailing Someone Out Is Easier Than You Think

Just the thought of needing to bail someone out of jail can freak a person out. After all, bail is not something that people deal with on a regular basis. In fact, there are many people out there who are fortunate enough to never need bail. Sadly, not everyone is so lucky. Even if you, yourself, never get arrested, someone you know might.

If that happens, do not panic. You can help your loved one get out of jail quickly, easily, and affordably by contacting Action Bail Bonding. As a professional bail bond company, Action Bail Bonding seeks to provide Tennesseens with the best help in the state. You can count on us to be there for you.

Our professional bail agents are available 24/7. You can talk to them at any time to use their years of expertise to help rescue your loved one from jail. Our agents will be more than happy to assist. You can ask them all of your questions about bail and your loved one’s arrest. In turn, our agents will do everything they can to provide you with the answers that you are looking for.

Aside from just giving you answers, we will also help make it so that you can afford to bail out your friend or family member. For starters, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the price of the bail that they are for. This gives you a 90% discount. Plus, you will be able to pay off the bail bond with a payment plan designed with your budget in mind.

Bailing someone out of jail is easier than people realize, provided they contact Action Bail Bonding. Since 1987, we have been helping Tennesseens rescue their loved ones from jail. If you want our professional help, just talk to one of our bail agents. They are ready and waiting to take your call.


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At What Age Can You Leave Your Child Alone

Every parent has been there. They need to quickly run into town for something such as a gallon of milk, an emergency dental appointment, or to pick up something from work. You don’t want to bring your child with you, but you’re not sure if you’re legally allowed to leave them at home.

Tennessee’s Laws About Leaving Children Home Alone

At this moment, the State of Tennessee doesn’t have any actual laws that deal with how old your child has to be before you can leave them unattended while you run to the store. The only states that currently have such laws are Maryland, Illinois, and Oregon. However, that doesn’t mean you’re free to leave your two-year-old in the crib while you nip out for a quick breakfast.

Tennessee law makers believe that it should be up to the parent to decide at what age their child is responsible enough to care for themselves while home alone. The states that do have laws have set that age from 10-12. Child care experts are quick to point out that it should be determined from one child to another.

It’s also worth noting that there’s a big difference between leaving a ten-year-old home alone while you make a quick dash to the store and leaving them alone while you go on an overnight trip with friends.

Other factors that should be taken into consideration include:

  • How safe a neighborhood you live in.
  • Whether there’s anyone in the area that will keep half an eye on your child and property while you’re out of town.
  • If the child has enough safe activities to keep them busy and out of trouble.

Alternatives To Leaving Your Child Home Alone

If you are in a position do to work or another commitment where you can’t routinely be with your child when they get home from school, most child care experts suggest looking for an after-school activity that they can participate in rather than leaving them to fend for themselves. Good choices include art classes, school sports, and organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club. Another option is working out a deal with one of your child’s friends parents in which they watch your child for a few hours each week in exchange for you taking over other responsibilities.

Keep in mind that if your child gets into trouble because you have left them home alone, the law could consider you both criminally and civilly responsible for their actions.

 

What Are Hate Crimes?

When you look at one of the sites that cover news in a major Tennessee city, you’ll likely see at least one leading story that is connected to a hate crime. Most of the articles talk about someone who was injured because of a hate crime, has been arrested in relation to a hate crime or it’s about a local anti-hate crime protest.

What separates hate crimes from other types of crimes is that hate crimes actively aren’t about a personal connection. The driving reason behind hate crimes is that one person (or a group of people) represents a group that the perpetrator feels threatens them. Hate crimes can involve race, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

The Department of Justice is quick to point out that in the case of hate crimes, the word hate is a bit misleading. Normally, hate is used to describe an intense and negative emotion, but in this situation, it is used to describe bias.

Hate crimes are a huge problem. While only one person might be an actual victim, the end result is that a single hate crime creates a ripple effect so that it impacts friends, family and even a community’s reputation.

Tennessee lawmakers are so worried about hate crimes in the state, that they’ve created a single, separate law to deal with the issue. Tennessee hate crimes are addressed in Penal Code Sections 422.55, 422.6, 422.7 and 422.75 PC.

In Tennessee, you can be charged with a misdemeanor hate crime or a felony hate crime.

If convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime in Tennessee, you can be sentenced to a full year in a county jail and required to pay a maximum fine of $5,000, plus restitution. Some judges will settle for sentencing you to probation instead of actual jail time. You can also be required to complete up to 400 hours of community service.

If you’re convicted of a felony hate crime, Penal Code 422.75 PC section D states that “a person who is punished pursuant to this section also shall receive an additional term of one year in the state prison for each prior felony conviction on charges brought and tried separately in which it was found by the trier of fact or admitted by the defendant that the crime was a hate crime. This additional term shall only apply where a sentence enhancement is not imposed pursuant to Section 667 or 667.5.”

In many cases, additional charges, such as aggravated assault, are also filed.

 

Resisting Arrest In Tennessee

Resisting arrest is usually an additional charge individuals discover they have to deal with after they’ve been arrested.

What Is Resisting Arrest?

The easiest way to think of resisting arrest is to consider it a catchall phrase/charge police use to describe basically any situation where a suspect fails to quietly submit to being arrested. Individuals who have also taken steps to make it difficult for the police to conduct a proper investigation have also found themselves charged with resisting arrest.

The problem with resisting arrest charges is that they can sometimes be subjective and based on little more than the arresting officer’s attitude on a given day. Protesting when handcuffs are put on, balking when being loaded into the police car and running when the police indicate they’re about to arrest you are examples of resisting arrest. The problem is that some people have been charged with resisting arrest because an officer felt they took too long to respond to a question or weren’t happy when told to do something simple, such as presenting their hands to be cuffed.

Reasons officers have filed resisting arrest charges in Tennessee include:

  • The individual provided false identification to the officer.
  • The individual deliberately prevented the officer from questioning a witness.
  • The individual knowingly interfered while the police were conducting surveillance.
  • The individual got in the way while the officer was arresting another person.

The good news is that being convicted of a resisting arrest charge requires that a few things happen.

If the charge goes to court, the burden of proof lies with the prosecutor and arresting officer. To secure a guilty conviction, they have to:

  • Prove that you understood you were being arrested and that you were confident that the person doing the arresting was a police officer.
  • That your acts of resistance were intentional and not triggered by confusion, miscommunication, fear or intimidation.
  • Show that the officer followed strict protocol during the arrest and didn’t do anything that encouraged you to resist.

What Happens If You’re Convicted Of Resisting Arrest?

Resisting arrest in Tennessee is considered a misdemeanor. If you’re found or plead guilty, the maximum sentence includes spending a full year in a county jail and being required to pay a $1,00 fine. When the judge gets ready to sentence you, they’ll look at things like the circumstances that led up to the resisting arrest charge, your criminal history and even the arresting officer’s history. In many cases, the judge will ultimately opt to simply sentence you to misdemeanor probation and require that you pay some sort of fine.

Defending Yourself From A Resisting Arrest Charge

If you’re defending yourself from a resisting arrest charge in Tennessee, the first thing you need to do is align yourself with a good lawyer who will help you present a case. Possible defenses in a resisting arrest case include:

  • You were falsely accused.
  • You didn’t understand what the police officer expected.

Since witness statements are so important when it comes to defending against resisting arrest in Tennessee charges, you’ll want to address the issue while everyone still has a clear memory of the events.

 

Is It Legal to Break a Window to Save a Child or Pet from a Hot Car

Summer is in full swing. Not only does this mean that the kids are out of school for the season, but the temperatures are at their peak. Summer holds a number of problems for parents. Not only do they have to try to figure out what to do with their children while still managing their normal work schedule, they also have to make sure their kids keep cool.

Nobody likes being in the heat for prolonged periods, and young children are especially susceptible to high temperatures. Younger kids don’t know how to take care of themselves and have to rely on their parent’s judgement. This means that a parent should never leave their child unattended in a hot situation.

One particular situation that might seem obvious to some, but is still shocking to others, is leaving a child alone in a car on a hot day. Some parents still think that this is an acceptable thing to do, but that is not the case. Something as simple as this can turn dangerous, or even deadly, in minutes.

Cars Equal Ovens: How Hot Does Your Car Get?

While driving a vehicle on a summer day, people often have the air conditioner cranked to the max. This fills the cars with cool, comfortable air while it is being driven. However, the minute the car is shut off, this cool air disappears. Some parents believe that this cool air will last for five minutes while they are in the store. Their kid should be fine in the car alone for just a few minutes, right? Wrong.

Cars are like giant, solar-powered ovens. Many people know the unpleasant experience of going down a metal slide on a hot day as a kid. Just touching metal that has been in the sun for a little bit is unpleasant, try being inside of it. On top of that, the glass windows of cars act like a magnifying glass and amplify the Sun’s rays. This, combined with the lack of air movement inside the vehicle creates an oven that even cracking the windows or parking in the shade can’t fix.

Cracking the windows just a little bit does not allow enough air movement to cool the car down. Anyone who has ever been stranded on the side of a desert road will attest to the fact that even having the door fully open doesn’t allow enough air movement inside the vehicle. Parking in the shade may slow the process slightly, but the hot air surrounding the vehicle will still increase the interior temperature of the vehicle.

Most experts agree that once the outside temperatures reach 75 degrees Fahrenheit, it is too hot to leave anyone in a vehicle. At this temperature, the inside of a car can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit in just 10 minutes. If the outside temperature is 80 degrees, then the inside temps can reach 100 in just 10 minutes.

Basically, don’t leave anyone, child or pets, unattended inside a vehicle in weather that is warmer than 70 degrees.


When to Smash a Window to Rescue a Child or Pet Locked in a Hot Car

Unfortunately, people still have a tendency to leave children, and pets, inside their vehicles while they make a “quick” trip into the store. An estimated 22 kids have died in 2018 after suffering from heatstroke caused by being left alone in a car. This causes many people to want to help out if they see a child, or even a pet, alone in a vehicle on a hot day. However, this is a bit tricky in Tennessee.

Last year, in 2017, the state of Tennessee passed a law that allows people to break into vehicles in order to save the life of an animal trapped inside. AB 797 amended Tennessee Civil Code and Penal Code to ensure that a person who damages and/or trespasses within a vehicle will not face any criminal charges if the damage and trespass occurred while rescuing an animal from the vehicle. The protections only occur if they are breaking into the vehicle that was the last resort and that other methods were not tried first. This means that before anyone springs into action, they should first call 911. The operator can send help and may be able to guide the person through some other ways of getting into the car without causing large amounts of damage.

It is important to note that the law specifically states this only happens when the person is rescuing an animal, not a child. The law makes no mention of protection if the actions are done to save a child’s life. This means that legally, you cannot break into a car to save a child inside who is suffering from heat stroke. If you see a child alone in a vehicle on a hot day, alert the proper authorities immediately, and stay close to the vehicle to keep an eye on the situation.

Summer Heat Is Here to Stay

As the summer progresses with its intense heat, parents need to be aware that they should never leave their child, or pet, inside a vehicle on a hot day. Several kids have already died this year to heatstroke cause by doing this, which is something no parent wants to face. If the kids can’t be left at home, then they need to go into the store with their parents. Simple as that.

If a person comes across a vehicle in a parking lot with a pet locked inside on a hot day, he can break into the vehicle to rescue the animal. Provided he has tried every other option and has contacted the local authorities already.

When it comes to finding a child in the same situation, legally, the person cannot break into the car. He should contact emergencies services and proceed from there. Once he has done that, his next move is up to him.