COBB COUNTY BAIL BONDS
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does bail work?
A: The process of bail is regulated by the State of Georgia . A Judge within the county of arrest sets the bail amount. Once bail is set, a Falcon Bail Bonds Agent charges a percentage of the total bond amount. (Typically between 10-15%, the State of Georgia regulates the maximum fee, which is 15%.) With payment and a cosigner that meets our qualifications, the bond is then posted, and the defendant is released.

Q: What do I need to bail someone out of jail?
A: There are three things that a cosigner needs to bail someone out of jail:

Valid Georgia ID
Pay Check Stub

Utility Bill

A cosigner must also be a U.S. citizen and must be 21 or older.

Q: How long does it take for paperwork?
A: It will take about 20 minutes. (You can actually do the paperwork online by clicking here)

Q: How can I pay?
A: Cash, Credit Card, Money Order, Western Union.

Q: How long does it take for a person to get out of jail?
A: It depends on the jail and the county the defendant was arrested in. Most facilities take 30 minutes to four hours.

Q: What are the responsibilities of a cosigner?
A: A cosigner, someone willing to sign for the defendant, is responsible for the following three things:

To make sure the defendant makes all appearances to court
To make sure the defendant notifies Falcon Bonding with next court appearances
To make sure the premium is paid (if applicable)
Q: What are the responsibilities of a defendant?
A: The responsibilities of a defendant are the following:

Upon being released, the defendant will need to immediately report to the office and complete the necessary paperwork. After completion, the defendant will receive upcoming court date information.
The defendant must report all new court dates to the Falcon Bail Bonding office by either coming in personally or notifying by phone. (PLEASE CALL 770-333-330).
The defendant must show up to all court dates.

Q: Can I drop the money and have someone else cosign?
A: Yes, however, if there is any type of refund, it will be given back to the cosigner.

Q: Do I get my money back after the defendant goes to court?
A: No, that money is non-refundable upon release from the bond we posted. However, if we are unable to post the bond under certain circumstances, we are able to issue the refund.

Q: Do I need to come back with the defendant to complete paperwork?
A: No, but the defendant must immediately come into the office after being released.

Q: What are the benefits of bailing someone out of jail?
A: There are several benefits to consider:

Defendants can go back to work, school, home, family, and continue with usual daily life.
Permits the unhampered preparation of a defense.
Serves to prevent the infliction of punishment prior to conviction.
CALL (770)333-3330 or (404)JAIL-SUX, Exercise Your 8th Amendment Right!

The bail bond process in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in Marietta, Ga. can be a very time consuming task with lots of variables involved. The first thing you need to do is call Falcon Bonding at (770)333-3330. One of our bonding agents will be glad to assist Cobb-County-Adult-Dentention-Centeryou in figuring out what to do next. Once the bail bond amount and charges have been posted in the Sheriff;s online database we will contact you with the total bond amount and charges. At this point you can decide if you want to post the bond or not. If you decide to post your friend or family member’s bail you will need to got to our website and click on “documents” and fill out BOTH cosigner form 1 & 2. once this paperwork is completed and approved by an agent or supervisor, you will be given a bond fee amount to pay on our website by clicking on “make a payment”. You will also need to text or email all required documents to Falcon Bonding at this time as well. Once all Items are received and payment is made we will have an agent go to the Cobb County Jail to post your loved ones bail bond. When our agent arrives at the jail he or she must sign in and wait to be called to sign the bond while the deputy prepares it, this wait time can be anywhere between 15 minutes to 4 or more hours. Once the bond is signed our agent will contact you to come and wait for your loved one to be released from custody. When they are released we will need you to make sure they come directly to our office at 540 Powder Springs St. Marietta, Ga. Suite B-8, so the bondee can complete their part of the paperwork.

Our process eliminates hours of wait time for the “cosigner,” or loved one that is posting the bail bond of the inmate.

 

I know this is a little different post than I usually post but I thought some of you might be interested in this. You have a chance to win a lifetime hunting/fishing license if you enter the contest. Use the link below for your chance.

License Registration Here

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Georgians have the chance to win a license to hunt and fish for free for life statewide. Thank you to the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation for sponsoring the next edition of the lifetime license contest. We are giving away one license for infants under two years old, one license for youth ages 2-15, one license for adults 16-59, and one license for adults ages 60-64.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Fill out the contest entry form below. Deadline is December 13, 2016.
  • Winner will be randomly selected, and winners will be announced the following week.
  • Only Georgia residents are eligible to enter. Must have had continuous residence within Georgia for at least 3 consecutive months

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How do I know when my bondee has a court date?

It is your responsibility to know when your bail bond has a court date. Typically, the courts will notify Falcon Bonding when the accused is to appear.

Can the bondee leave the state or country while out on a bail bond?

To avoid arrest, a defendant may leave the state or country if he/she receives written permission from their bail bond company and the court (if necessary) beforehand.

What happens if a defendant does not appear in court?

If a defendant fails to appear in court, the court issues a bench warrant for their arrest and they are considered a fugitive. The bail agent will then search for, and find the individual, and arrest them.

If I’m a co-signer for a friend or family member and that person misses court do I have to pay you the full value of the bond?

Short answer: Yes. You are liable for the full amount of the bond plus expenses if your friend or family member misses their court appearance. However, if you notify your bond agent of any unusual circumstances, they can advise you on your best course of action.

What if the defendant gets re-arrested while out on bail bond?

Once the defendant is back in custody the bail bond can be surrendered and your liability will be terminated (if desired). Here is the bad news: if you decided to surrender the bond you will lose the premium that was paid, and if you decided to get the defendant out on bond again, you will now have to post two new bonds and pay the premium on both bonds again with a different bonding company.

Do I get my money back after the case is over? 

You do not get the premium back that you paid to the bail bond office, but there are a few exceptions. This fee is what allowed the defendant to get out of jail and is fully earned once the defendant is out of custody. For example if the defendant gets rearrested a week later you get no portion nor a refund of any money.

Is the bail bond fee refundable?

No. Once a bail bond has been posted for the accused the money is then earned by the bail bond company. The ONLY monies refunded are the monies held as collateral.

If you have any questions about bail bonds or the bonding process please give Falcon Bonding of Cobb a call today! (770)333-3330 or (404) JAIL-SUX, or visit our site http://www.falconbonding.com

 

Road Rage

ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

A Kennesaw man who pulled a gun on a family of five during a 2014 road rage incident will spend 15 years in prison, the Cobb County District Attorney said Monday.

A Cobb jury convicted James Matthew Colomb of aggravated assault Wednesday. And shortly after the verdict, Cobb Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark sentenced Colomb to 15 years in prison.

Colomb was driving his Mercedes-Benz on Barrett Parkway near Chastain Meadows on Nov. 1, 2014, when another driver “inadvertently cut him off in traffic,” Cobb District Attorney spokeswoman Kim Isaza said.

Colomb followed the vehicle to America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, where he confronted the other driver in front of his wife and three children, Isaza said. The man apologized to Colomb, and Colomb started to leave. The man walked with his family to the store and smiled.

“When Colomb saw that,” Isaza said, “he put his car in reverse, opened his car door and pointed a handgun at the victim, saying he could ‘wipe the smile off his face.’”

Fearing Colomb might shoot, the man stepped in front of his family, Isaza said. Colomb left the scene without pulling the trigger.

“This happened in the middle of a Saturday, on a busy road, based on an innocent traffic maneuver,” said assistant district attorney Stephanie Adrean, who prosecuted the case of road rage. “Someone who is willing to pull a gun under these circumstances is an extreme danger to the community.”

Road rage is becoming all too common on the roads in every city in Georgia. It is something we all have to be on the lookout for if you think you see road rage incident happening on the roads in Georgia you can use the free service *GSP on your cell phone to report road rage incidents. Stay safe out there on the roads from all of us here @ Falcon Bonding.

 

Bondsman

ONCE A DEFENDANT is taken before a magistrate, most often a bond is set, or he or she is released on a written promise to appear in court.
If a secured bond is set by the magistrate, the defendant can call a family member or friend to come and post the bail through cash or property, making him or her an accommodation bondsman who can’t charge a premium for that service.

The alternative is to call a licensed bail bond agent with good bonding policies, who, by law, can charge a nonrefundable fee of as much as 15 percent of the bond being written. While those bondsmen don’t have to pay bail money up front to the state to release defendants, they’re on the hook if defendants don’t show up for court.Bondsman
“When someone is released from custody by a bail bondsman, technically, the bondsman becomes his jailer,” Blalock said. “But we try to work with people as much as we can.”
Once the defendant walks out into the lobby of the jail, he meets with the bondsman, who asks question after question, gathering information about him, where he lives, what he drives and whom he knows. The bondsman explains that he has to show up for court, among other requirements.
If the defendant skips court, the bondsman receives a bond forfeiture notice and has 150 days until the final judgment day to, essentially, go find the defendant, surrender him to the jail and file a motion with the county school board attorney, district attorney and clerk of court stating the bondsman met one of seven reasons to set aside forfeiture:
■ The defendant’s failure to appear has been set aside by the court and any orders for arrest recalled;
■ The charges for which the defendant was bonded have been disposed of;
■ The surety has surrendered the defendant;
■ Law enforcement served the defendant with an order for arrest;
■ The defendant died before the final judgment day;
■ The defendant was serving a sentence with the Department of Corrections at the time of the failure to appear; or
■ The defendant was incarcerated in a local, state or federal detention center at the time of the failure to appear.
Even if the 150 days pass, the defendant is nowhere to be found and the bondsman has to pay the full bail amount, the bondsman still has three years to petition the court and, in some cases, can have the payment remitted, so remember about bonding policies and how they are important.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN bondsman and defendant — the bondsman’s client, really — is unique. The bondsmen speak well of their “repeat clients,” the people who loyally call the same bondsman over and over each time they need to get out of jail. They’re clients whom the bondsmen will get up in the middle of the night to bail out, even on a low $300 when there isn’t much profit to be made.

But licensed bondsmen can help each other, a law Blalock, said is among the changes the organization brought about to help bail agents in the state. It’s common for bondsmen to group as much as find clients, usually at no charge to each other. Though some bondsmen, including old school guys, occasionally will go by themselves to pick up clients, Bowman, a combat veteran, said he always takes at least two others — and wears a body camera at that — to protect himself from allegations about inappropriate conduct that some defendants raise that is why bonding policies are a strong part of his business. .

THE RELATIONAL DYNAMIC among bondsmen is a funny one. On one hand, they’re competitors, each trying to get the bonds with the lowest risks and resulting in the highest premiums for their profit. On the other hand, they share information about past clients and go out to help each other with arrests. As more and more surety bondsmen have entered the business with a less established reputation, they’ve lowered the premium from the longtime accepted 15 percent rate and made payment plans commonplace.
“The majority of bondsmen are doing more credit than they’ve ever done,” Blalock said. “Times are hard. There’s more bondsmen. We’re just working with people.” When Blalock started 15 years ago, only three or four bondsmen were working in Cobb County. Now, there are 12 to 15, he said.
Bowman, who worked two full-time jobs for two years to save enough for a security deposit to become a professional bondsman, isn’t thrilled with the rise in surety bondsmen undercutting the 15 percent rate. He mostly stays firm on that rate unless the bond is fairly high, and usually offers deferred payment only to regular clients he trusts. Bowman still remembers the first man he got out of jail on a $500 bond as a professional bondsman, and the $75 premium he was paid, no longer having to work as a runner splitting premiums with an owner of the company.
“I thought I had made it,” he said. “When I first started 23 years ago, we could make a real comfortable living,” Bowman said. But that money doesn’t always come as easy now.
“It’s risk management at the end of the day,” Blalock said, explaining that bondsmen have to do their homework on a defendant before agreeing to write a bond, checking his record to see whether he has previously failed to appear in court. “All of us younger bondsmen hope we can be in business as long as” others have. If you have a need for a bonding company, http://falconbonding.com is here to help you in your time of need.

Apparently Crime Pays!

The District of Columbia is turning to what some say is a controversial and peculiar method to drop its crime rates by making Crime Pay offenders.

The D.C. council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that includes a program where taxpayers pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. City officials would pick up to 200 “at-risk” offenders and provide them with job training as well as a cash incentive to stay out of trouble.

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The D.C. bill is based on a program in Richmond, California, that pays individuals who’ve been involved in violence and are at risk of getting involved again.

“Firearm assaults are down in Richmond; homicides are down in Richmond. Is (the Office of Neighborhood Safety) responsible?” a reporter asked.

“No, these young men are responsible,” said Office of Neighborhood Safety program director Devone Boggan.

In 2014, the city of Richmond saw a two-thirds drop in homicides since it launched the program in 2007. Showing that Crime Does Pay

According to The Washington Post, D.C.’s bill would cost the city “$3.9 million in the current fiscal year and $25.6 million through the end of 2019.”

The bill didn’t specify the value of the individual stipends. So do we really start making people (taxpayers) foot the bill so they do not get robbed or mugged at gunpoint? No this is another way of hurting the people that make money the LEGAL way and to start committing crimes so they can live off of the government even more. What is the USA coming to, we are all in trouble, everyone quit their jobs and start committing crimes and collect your welfare, and now even a paycheck to not commit any crimes.

By Jamal Andress

Local Kids Shocked By Police

Just like something out of the movies, these kids were star struck when a black SUV pulled into their Gainesville neighborhood. The result of the cop who got orders to head to some local kids making too much noise while playing basketball. He did the unthinkable of what most of us led by the media would think that he would get out screaming at the boys. Instead, he played a couple of rounds with the boys and everyone had a good time. Man_512x512

Then at the morning police briefing in walked a superstar and even shocked the cop when Shaq walked in the door. Heading back to the neighborhood surrounded by more police officers he claimed to have some backup, The kids did not look too impressed and thought they would show the old cops up. Then the unthinkable happened when Shaq got out of the SUV and surprised the children. Even to the point of giving them 100 dollars if they could make 1 out of 2 free throws. These are the things that need to be spread around not all of the negative. Shaq you are an incredible man for the talk you gave to these boys after the game of basketball. Also, to the Gainsville Police department, you made some dreams come true and showed what real cops do in real situations. Thank you for the way you handled your call!

Protect Your Second Amendment Rights

Second Amendment rights in Georgia could take a big change with this bill.

 

Second Amendment rights in Georgia could take a big change with this bill.

A bill banning certain guns described as assault weapons by the bill’s author is sparking controversy in Georgia.

The new bill was introduced by State Representative Mary Oliver, from Decatur, and it has the support of 15 Democrats who signed the bill.

Not only does this ban the sale of certain guns, but people who own the guns banned by this bill would have to turn them over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

“The Second Amendment is not about quail hunting. It’s about defending ourselves against a tyrannical government,” Patrick Parsons with Georgia Gun Owners said.

According to the bill, anyone caught with one of the banned guns could be charged with a felony.

“I don’t want to blame only the mentally ill on the reality that massacres of children in elementary schools can happen too easily in this country,” Oliver said.

Gun rights advocates have promised to expose legislators, particularly Republicans, who support this bill.

Rep. Oliver told Channel 2’s Lori Geary that the bill was modeled after a law already in place in Connecticut.

Former State Rep. Sean Jerguson sells the type of guns that fall under this proposed ban in Holly Springs.

“The Second Amendment does not delineate as to what weapons you can and cannot own, it gives the right to own firearms,” Jerguson said. “This bill would fly in the face of the Second Amendment.”

Oliver says it’s time for an intellectually honest discussion about what the people of Georgia may want.

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“Because of who my husband is Donald Trump, and our life, and also he is number one in the polls — well, you take that all together, and people are very curious about me,” she told the magazine.

Trump, 45, claims the press confuses her silence for being shy, while her husband has no problem speaking his mind.

“I am not shy. They interview people about me who don’t even know me. These people, they want to have 15 minutes of fame in talking about me, and reporters don’t check the facts,” she said. “You can see how they turn around stories and how unfair they can be.”

While the former model has accompanied Donald Trump on the campaign trail, as well as in a November interview with Barbara Walters, she’s remained relatively quiet, but it hasn’t stopped her from staying informed.

She said her husband’s decision to run for president was a “collective one,” and she likes to be privately involved in his campaign.

“I give him my opinions, and sometimes he takes them in, and sometimes he does not,” Trump said. “Do I agree with him all the time? No. I think it is good for a healthy relationship.”

To many voters’ surprise, she backs his stance on immigration — building a wall on the United States-Mexican border and banning Muslims from entering the country. She came to the U.S. from Slovenia on a work visa in 1996 and became an American citizen in 2006, one year after marrying Donald Trump.

“It never crossed my mind to stay here without papers. That is just the person you are. You follow the rules. You follow the law,” she said. “Every few months you need to fly back to Europe and stamp your visa. After a few visas, I applied for a green card and got it in 2001. After the green card, I applied for citizenship. And it was a long process.”

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Donald and Melania Trump in December

The jewelry designer may have finally opened up, but she remains cautious on not revealing too much. When asked about her future in the White House, she said, “If it happens, we could discuss it then, but I take it day by day.”

She does, however, believe her husband has what it takes to be “an amazing president.”

“He is a great leader — the best leader, an amazing negotiator,” she said. “America needs that, and he believes in America. He believes in its potential and what it can be, because it is now in big trouble.”