Rehab list

LIST OF LONG TERM RESIDENTIAL DRUG & ALCOHOL TREATMENT IN VIRGINIA

If you or someone you know is battling with an addiction, and need help finding a place that may be able to assist them, please look at the list below to find a facility near you.

 

 

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Jobs

List of 20 Local Jobs to start off the New Year. Good Luck!!

List of local Jobs in and around Prince William County

  • CLIENT EXECUTIVE – LG

    Sentara Healthcare

    Woodbridge, VA

    Manage Optima Health’s expansion sales and retention efforts on assigned Large Group Customer book of business, in support of strategic profitable growth objectives. Communicate…

    6 days ago from The Washington Post
  • DIRECTOR, PATIENT CARE SERVICES, RN, MENTAL HEALTH

    Sentara Healthcare

    Woodbridge, VA

    Sentara RMH Medical Center, a Magnet designated hospital, is seeking an experienced RN Director for our Mental Health Department. Leads, directs and manages high performance teams…

    6 days ago from The Washington Post
  • Store Management, Potomac Town Center, LOFT

    NEW

    Ann Inc.

    Woodbridge, VA

    Fit might not come across on a job description. But candidates who fit feel strongly connected with all the things a woman values, believes in, supports, defends, embraces, loves.

    16 hours ago from Ann Inc.
  • DIRECTOR, PATIENT CARE SERVICES, RN

    Sentara Healthcare

    Woodbridge, VA

    Sentara RMH Medical Center, a Magnet designated hospital, is seeking an experienced RN Director of our Patient Care Services. This position is responsible for our 5 West Medical…

    6 days ago from The Washington Post
  • Store Management ANN TAYLOR FACTORY Potomac Mills

    Ann Inc.

    Woodbridge, VA

    Fit might not come across on a job description. But candidates who fit feel strongly connected with all the things a woman values, believes in, supports, defends, embraces, loves.

    • CLINICAL MANAGER-NURSING UNIT – Cardiac Cath Holding Area

      Sentara Healthcare

      Woodbridge, VA

      Sentara. Your Community Not-For-Profit Health Partner. Our mission. We improve health every day. Sentara Healthcare is one of the most progressive and integrated health care…

      6 days ago from The Washington Post
    • Plumbing Service Manager

      Lorton, VA

      PlumbingAgent is currently looking to fill a Executive; Field Supervisor; Foreman; General Manager; Manager; Operations Manager; Project Manager; Service Manager; Superintendent;…

      6 days ago from PlumbingAgent
    • Security Information & Enterprise Management SME

      General Dynamics

      Quantico, VA

      This position is located in our VA, Quantico facility Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems. 1. Performs complex systems development and…

      6 days ago from The Washington Post
    • MCNOSC CND Program Manager

      General Dynamics

      Quantico, VA

      This position is located in our VA, Quantico facility Manages and is responsible for the successful completion of all tasks in assigned program area including technical work,…

      8 days ago from The Washington Post
    • Licensed Plumbing Manager

      Lorton, VA

      PlumbingAgent is currently looking to fill a Field Supervisor; General Manager; Installation Manager; Manager; Operations Manager; Service Manager Position in the…

      27 days ago from PlumbingAgent
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Killing

Homicides 2015, Prince William County-Year in Review

Homicides in 2015 in Prince William

January 2015

 

 John n Serwood Homicide

 

John N Sherwood 22, of no fixed address, is charged with murder and assault and battery. The victim has been identified as his wife, Erica Renae Sherwood, 21, of Triangle.

 

 

Brian Hernandez Homicide

 

 

Brian Antonio Hernandez, 29, of the 5600 block of Northton Ct in Woodbridge.  The victim has been identified as Mauro Reynaldo Rodriguez, 42, of Woodbridge

 

 

September 2015

3rd homicide

Police arrested 5 suspects in the fatal shooting of Claude Lee Jackson III in the area of Old Linton Hall Road and Charis Avenue.

 

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Rasheeda Shareen Wright, 39, of Statler Drive in Woodbridge, is charged with murder. She was held without bond.
The victim is identified as 39-year-old Andre Warren, of Woodbridge.

 

 

October 2015

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The case of a Prince William County man stabbed to death by his son on Oct. 4 has been ruled a justifiable homicide.Stephen Christopher Brown, 48, was fatally stabbed inside his home in the 12700 block of Lost Creek Court off Hoadly Road around 3:45 p.m. Police identified a 25-year-old relative as the person who stabbed him.After a review of final autopsy results and investigative details, detectives and Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney deemed the circumstances around Brown’s death as self-defense, said county police Sgt. Jonathan Perok.“ … The final finding of this homicide was justified,”

 

unknown killer

Prince William County officers located what appeared to be human remains and bones in a wooded area in the 14300 block of Westminster Lane while investigating an unrelated call for a shooting at a nearby apartment complex.The Medical Examiner’s Office collected the remains and analyzed them. Police say the victim was identified as Guillermo Hernandez Leyva, 19, of Montgomery County. This is still an ongoing investigation.

 

November 2015

Homicide

Investigators said the two men — Byron Alan King, 30, and Lamar D. Lewis, 35, both of Beechtree Lane in Woodbridge — were involved in a fight with the victim. Around 7:48 a.m. Sunday, authorities found the victim, identified as 48-year-old Gilbert Kinard, lying on the front steps of a townhouse in Woodbridge.

 

 

On November 14th, detectives from the Hoyomamamicide Unit arrested a suspect, identified as Bernard Winestock, (Not Pictured) in connection to the murder of Zachary Meter which occurred in the 14400 block of Village Dr in Woodbridge on November 11th. This suspect was driving a vehicle allegedly used in the incident. The vehicle was located in Fort Washington, MD and was stopped by Prince George’s County Police leading to his arrest. On November 17th, detectives learned of a second suspect involved in the incident, identified as Diamonte Marbury (pictured on left). Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of this suspect who was subsequently located and arrested in Maryland on November 18th by Prince George’s County Police. Both men remain in custody in Maryland pending extradition back to Virginia. Detectives have determined that this incident stemmed from a narcotics transaction and are continuing the investigation to identify additional suspects involved.

 

unknown killer A man found dead in his Woodbridge home Friday afternoon is Prince William County’s ninth homicide victim of the year.

An acquaintance found 67-year-old Harold Woodrow Hall inside his home in the 2100 block of West Longview Drive about 12:40 p.m. Police didn’t say how he died, only that he had upper body trauma. This case is still being investigated.

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Concealed handgun

Virginia Revokes Concealed Handgun Permit from 25 States

Starting Feb. 1, Virginia won’t recognized concealed handgun permits from 25 states, Virginia AG announces.

 

Map of States, Virginia

PHOTO of gun/Shutterstock image

VIRGINIA — Attorney General Mark R. Herring and the Virginia State Police have completed an audit and update of the 30 states whose concealed handgun permits have been considered valid within the Commonwealth, according to an announcement Tuesday from Herring’s office.

In order to qualify for recognition of a permit, also known as “reciprocity,” the out-of-state issuing authority must provide “the means for instantaneous verification of the validity of all such permits or licenses issued within that state, accessible 24 hours a day,” and “the requirements and qualifications of that state’s law” must be “adequate to prevent possession of a permit or license by persons who would be denied a permit in the Commonwealth under this article.”

After months of research and evaluation, including extensive outreach to the states whose permits Virginia currently recognizes, Virginia is revoking concealed handgun permit recognition with 25 states effective Feb. 1, 2016 because their laws are not sufficient to prevent someone who is disqualified under Virginia law from receiving a concealed handgun permit, according to the news release. These states therefore do not meet Virginia’s standards for issuance of a concealed handgun permit or for recognition of such permits.

This update does not affect which Virginia residents or nonresidents are qualified to receive a Virginia concealed handgun permit, nor does it affect the validity of any permits that have been issued by Virginia.

Virginia’s concealed handgun permit law includes a number of disqualifiers and safeguards designed to prevent potentially dangerous or irresponsible individuals from being able to lawfully conceal handguns, such as:

  • An individual who has been ordered by a court to receive outpatient mental health treatment, who has received inpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment, or who has been adjudicated legally incompetent, mentally incapacitated, or not guilty by reason of insanity.
  • An individual who is subject to a restraining order, or to a protective order
  • An individual who has been convicted of stalking or has pending stalking charges
  • An individual who has been convicted of any assault, assault and battery, sexual battery, discharging of a firearm or brandishing of a firearm within the three-year period immediately preceding the application, or has pending charges for any of the above
  • An individual who has been convicted of a felony or has felony charges pending
  • An individual who has been convicted of two or more misdemeanors within the five-year period immediately preceding the application
  • An individual who is addicted to, or is an unlawful user or distributor of, marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, or any controlled substance.
  • An individual who has been convicted of driving under the influence within the three years prior to the application
  • An individual who the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, based on specific acts by the applicant, is likely to use a weapon unlawfully or negligently to endanger others
  • An individual whose juvenile adjudications would have constituted a felony conviction if committed by an adult
  • An alien other than an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence
  • An individual who is a fugitive from justice
  • An individual who has been discharged from the armed forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions

Because the following 25 states lacked adequate disqualifiers to deny a permit to someone who would be barred from obtaining a permit in Virginia, the Virginia State Police, on the advice of the Attorney General, has begun notifying the following states that their concealed handgun permits will no longer be recognized by the Commonwealth:

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Delaware #

Florida *

Idaho

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana *

Minnesota #

Mississippi

Montana

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota *

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

South Carolina *

South Dakota

Tennessee

Washington #

Wisconsin #

Wyoming *

* indicates states that will no longer recognize Virginia concealed handgun permits because of laws in those states that require mutual recognition of permits

# indicates states that do not currently recognize a Virginia concealed handgun permit

Concealed handgun permits from Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia will continue to be recognized, as their process for issuing concealed handgun permits is adequate to prevent someone who would be denied a permit in Virginia from obtaining one.

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Originally posted on the Arlington, VA Patch

 

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checkpoint

Everyone needs to know about Checkpoint Strikeforce?

Checkpoint Strikeforce

                                      Checkpoint Strikeforce

 

A research-based, multi-state, zero-tolerance initiative designed to get impaired drivers off our roads using checkpoints and patrols. It also aims to educate the public about dangers and consequences of drunk driving. The premise behind this program is simple, there will be sobriety checkpoints, every week, everywhere – in each participating state – so you never know when or where you may encounter one.

Why Checkpoints?

Sobriety checkpoints have been shown to be an important component of a comprehensive program to reduce drunk driving. Research had shown that sobriety checkpoints can reduce alcohol-related crashes anywhere from 18 to 26 percent.

High visibility enforcement, that included a minimum of one checkpoint per week in addition to DUI saturation patrols, were combined with paid media to create a heightened awareness of impaired driving enforcement throughout the region.

Here are a few tips to make the holiday season more enjoyable to you your family and your Commuity:

Designated driver. Apparently, not everyone understands the concept. The designated driver is not the least drunk person in your group, or the one who insists his driving skills are above average. It’s the person who didn’t drink alcohol.

SoberRide. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program has been operating SoberRide since 1993, and it’s getting more popular. Last December, 1,180 people took otherwise might have been driving impaired took advantage of the free cab rides home, up to a value of $30. SoberRide operates from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through New Year’s Day. During those hours, adults can call 1–800–200–TAXI (8294) to get a cab ride. Some things to note: You need to call during those hours. You can’t make a reservation to get drunk. To qualify for the free ride, you need to call that number. You can’t call some cab company and tell your driver you want the SoberRide deal. You are responsible for any part of the fare that exceeds $30 — but what’s that compared to getting into a crash or going to jail?

Free Metro ride. If you’re out celebrating on New Year’s Eve, remember that you will be able to ride free on Metro between midnight and 3 a.m. Jan. 1. Metrorail will be operating on all lines. Some Metrobus routes will be available, too. Check the Metrobus timetables here. You still will need to use your SmarTrip cards or paper fare cards to get through the Metrorail fare gates. But you won’t be charged for that trip. When boarding a Metrobus, you will just show your SmarTrip card to board for free. MillerCoors is paying $165,000 for the free-ride program.

Other victims. Most victims in drunk-driving crashes aren’t the drunk drivers. They’re passengers, other drivers or bystanders. Be aware of this risk when taking to the roads at holiday times. Erickson echoed the advice I often get from safety experts: The single best thing motorists can do to protect themselves is to buckle their seat belts.

 

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prince william

Police investigating Robbery, Abduction/Carjacking and Burglary

Police are investigating an early-morning armed robbery at an Exxon gas station off Dumfries Road.

Shortly after 2 a.m., the Exxon at 15701 Carrs Brooke Way near Spriggs Road was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect fled on foot, possibly to a car waiting nearby, police said.

The robber was black about 6 feet tall, had a goatee and was dressed all in black.

Police used K9s and a helicopter to search for the suspect, but did not find him.

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The following incidents have been reported by the Prince William Police on December 18, 2015

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Abduction | Carjacking– On December 18th at 7:45AM, officers responded to investigate a carjacking which occurred in the 15600 block of Weathervane Tr in Woodbridge (22191) around 7:15AM. The victim, a 28 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was sitting in his parked vehicle when he was approached by an unknown man who brandished a handgun. During the encounter, the man demanded money from the victim before forcing him into the passenger seat. The man then drove the victim’s vehicle to the area of Prince William Pkwy and Botts Ave where the victim was released. The suspect drove off with the victim’s vehicle after taking his wallet, shoes, and cell phone. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description: Black male, between 30 & 35 years of age, 6’0’’, 200lbs, with short black hair Last seen wearing a large black jacket with a hood, blue jeans, and grey gloves

Stolen Vehicle: 2007 white 2D Honda Civic with Virginia “Don’t Tread on Me” license plates: VPE-LFE

Residential Burglary– On December 17th at 1:00PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 8900 block of Chianti Tr in Bristow (20136) to investigate a burglary. The homeowner reported to police that the burglary occurred between 9:00AM and 12:45PM. The investigation revealed that entry was made into the residence through a basement window which was found damaged. No property was reported missing.

**END**

Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. You don’t have to give your name, just the information. You could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.

 

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BAIL -VS- TAXPAYER FUNDED PRETRIAL RELEASE, WHICH IS BETTER!!

Pretrial Services ARE NOT FREE! They cost the county and taxpayers millions of dollars. Taxpayer Money

Private commercial bail has been proven to be the most cost efficient and cost effective form of inmate pretrial release. Bail agents nation wide are financially and physically responsible for defendants released on bail.

The commercial bail industry is user-funded and uses no taxpayer dollars.Taxpayer-funded pretrial services programs, use millions of tax dollars to release arrested defendants, many of whom can afford their own release.

Pretrial Services by definition is an UNCONSTITUTIONAL, Why should anyone be subjected to Pretrial Services before they have gone to Trial, are they GUILTY?  or are they presumed innocent until PROVEN GUILTY  in a court of law.

Every day in our Country Judges are ordering people incarcerated or not to register with the local pretrial office so they can be monitored for drugs and alcohol consumption, Regardless if they have a drug or alcohol related charge or not. Whether the charge is a simple misdemeanor or a minor traffic related violation. Why is this Necessary? The answer is, it’s NOT.

Imagine This:

You are on Pretrial Services and get violated for missing a scheduled appointment or having a dirty screen or any other Bull S**t reason. That violation is a whole new charge you have to deal with; which comes with a whole new set of court appearances, additional lawyer fees and additional Jail time.

Ready for the kicker:

You go to trial and get found innocent of the original charge that the judge put you on Pretrial for in the first place, what happens to the violations? oh yeah, you still have to deal with those.

The government should not provide a public service, when the private sector offers an identical service with a greater level of success.

The Bottom Line is This:

Private Commerical bail costs to Taxpayer=$0 dollars,

Taxpayer Funded Pretrial Release Services = Millions of Dollars.

You Decide…

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BAIL -VS- TAXPAYER FUNDED PRETRIAL RELEASE, WHICH IS BETTER!!

Pretrial Services ARE NOT FREE! They cost the county and taxpayers millions of dollars. Pretrial advocates across the country continue to sell the myth of cost savings and effectiveness when all they do is spend more tax dollars and decrease public safety.Bail Bonds       VS NAPSA

You would think a “Taxpayer Funded Get Out of Jail Free” card comes from board games. Not so.

When the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program was started in the 1960s, it was a pretrial release service for a relatively few amount of indigent people who truly did not have the financial means to post bail.

However, the program has gone beyond helping indigent defendants. Today, defendants are released on their own recognizance without offering anything of value to ensure that they return to their court dates. For fiscal year 2012, the House Appropriations Committee recommended taxpayers spend $357,000,000 million on this program.

In a new analysis, The Heritage Foundation’s David Muhlhausen explains that

“Compared to other types of pretrial release, research indicates that private bond agents are more effective at ensuring defendants make their court appearances. Individuals who obtain their release through private bond agents are 28 percent less likely to fail to appear before court than when freed on their own recognizance. When defendants fail to appear before the courts and remain at large for more than a year, private bond agents seem to be more effective at catching these fugitives than public law enforcement. Those released through the assistance of private bond agents have a fugitive rate that is 53 percent lower than the fugitive rates of those released on their own recognizance.”

While private bail insurers are well known and documented, little is known about the Byrne JAG program, especially since pretrial services are not required to report how they are performing.

This monitoring is important, Muhlhausen explains:

Performance monitoring through the systematic and recurrent documentation of important features of program performance is crucial to assessing whether programs are operating as intended. When appropriately applied, performance monitoring can provide timely information on program performance to local program administrators and grant-making bureaus.

While most Byrne JAG recipients, including police departments, are required to report annual performance measures to the BJA, pretrial release agencies are not required to report any performance measures.

The government should not provide a public good when the private sector offers an identical service with a greater level of success. Defendants with Byrne JAG grants are essentially receiving a “Get Out of Jail Free” card from taxpayers when private bond agents would do the job just fine.

 

The Bottom Line is This:

Private Commerical bail costs to Taxpayer=$0 dollars,

Taxpayer Funded Pretrial Release Services =$357,000,000 Million Dollars. (Fiscal 2012)

You Decide…

Original Article from The Heritage Foundation
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Prince William police comply ‘100 percent’ with ICE regulations

Prince William County is not a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants and its police officers are “in constant communication” with federal-immigration officials, according to an internal audit of the police department released Tuesday.

Jennifer Murtha, of the county’s internal auditing firm, RSM, told Prince William’s Board of Supervisors Dec. 15 that county police encountered 26 people with immigration-related civil warrants since 2013 and reported those encounters to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in “100 percent” of those cases.

Murtha also said there is no evidence that Prince William is a “sanctuary city,” which the audit defined as a community that has enacted resolutions or ordinances to prohibit police officers from assisting federal immigration officials.

“Based on our review, at no time has Prince William County or the Prince William County Police Department enacted any resolutions, orders or ordinances to be classified as sanctuary city,” Murtha said.

The audit, prompted by a Nov. 19 television news report by WJLA, effectively clears county police of allegations they are not fully cooperating with federal immigration officials regarding individuals who don’t have proper documentation to live in the United States.

The investigation was ordered in a “directive” issued by board Chairman Corey Stewart during a special Nov. 21 supervisors’ meeting, held two days after the TV news report aired.

The report included Prince William among a list of five area jurisdictions — including Washington, Charles County, Montgomery County and Alexandria – dubbed “sanctuary cities” by WJLA reporter Chris Papst because local police decline to notify ICE about individuals found to have civil warrants for immigration-related violations.

Such warrants are revealed through routine checks of the FBI National Crime Information Center.

Stewart, R-At Large, trumpeted the independent investigation on local radio and threatened that “heads would roll” if the audit found any county police officers intentionally ignoring county policy.

Prince William Corey Stewart
Photo by the Washington Times

Stewart called the audit’s findings “good news” this week and said no county police officers or civilian police department employees would be fired as a result of the inquiry.

“Not only was there no intentional attempt to undermine policy, but the policy is completely being enforced. We are cooperating with ICE,” Stewart said. “In fact [Prince William County police] are doing a lot more than the other jurisdictions.”

Prince William County Police Chief Stephan Hudson said there was a misunderstanding about the channels through which immigration-related civil warrants can be reported to ICE officials.

Hudson said the police department public-information officer told Papst the department’s criminal investigation unit does not report civil warrant hits to ICE. But Hudson said the reporter was not told that police officers often call ICE officials when NCIC checks reveal such hits or that police dispatchers can also report them via teletype communications.

“Between those phone calls and those tele-typed queries, that comprises 100 percent notification on each of these cases we’ve identified over the prior three years,” Hudson said. “So that was an erroneous or incomplete answer given by our public-information officer, and that situation has been rectified through counseling. We’ve ensured that no such errors will be made in response to media queries.”

RSM auditors examined 3,300 documents obtained from the Virginia State Police, which tracks NCIC hits on civil immigration warrants by local police officers.

Those records were compared with Prince William Police Department reports to ICE officials, which determined that local police officers made 15 such reports this year, three in 2014 and eight in 2013, Murtha said.

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Bailout

Bail Bond Clients- Take heed!

What most people don’t know

  1. If you are going to court to support a defendant, it is illegal for any bondsman approach you in court, its considered unlawful solicitation.
  2. It is unethical for any bondsman to post a bond for anything less than 10% of the full bond amount. Payment plans are acceptable but you have to be charged at least 10% overall. That means that the companies that offer to do it for less, are lying to you.
  3. Since all bail bond companies offer the same service for the same pricing, the difference is ultimately the quality of the service you receive.
  4. If a bondsman has posted an individual’s bond without any consent from a third party, no one is obligated to pay him for the service.
  5. All bail bond companies in VA are allowed to charge an agency fee for their services. This is used to cover the expense of the paperwork and administrative work.

Q & A

Common Questions? We have answers!

  1. How long does it take for my loved one to be released?
    1. It depends on the jail, every jail is unique, as there is no set time frame. The bail bondsman does not have control over how long it will take. Most commonly in VA it can take anywhere from 2 hours to 4 Hours at the least. It for an individual is being held in a substation, chances are they will get released a lot quicker.
  2. After the bond is posted the individual only has to go to the court date listed?
    1. No, the individual has to go to all court dates associated with the bond. This means that after appearing at his/her first hearing, more than likely they will have a few more that they are still obligated to attend, until a final disposition is given by the judge on said charges.
  3. What if an individual misses their court date by accident?
    1. They can try to get the bench warrant recalled by speaking to their attorney, or calling the clerks office. Their Bail Bondsmen should be contacted immediately, to be notified that they are not trying to avoid going to court.
  4. Where can one find a good attorney to retain?
    1. Bail Bondsmen can refer you to an attorney that may be able to assist you in your case. You can also perform a google search and make sure you pay attention to their reviews.
  5. What if an individual is arrested while out on bond?
    1. The individual must contact the bail bond company and notify them, more than likely they will be able to post another bond for them. It is not highly recommended that they use another company to bond out as it may complicate things.

 

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