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The Eight Amendment protects the people that require bail to be released from jail to prepare for their defense trial. Since in the United States of America, the law presumes "You are innocent until proven guilty", bail plays an essential part of a defense strategy to be able to prove your innoce...

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Large amounts of drugs, intent to sell, or with children present can result in a felony being charged against a defendant. Penalties for felony drug possession can range from six (6) months for a 5th degree felony to eleven (11) years in prison. Fines can also range up to $20,000 depending on the...

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Your basic assault charge is generally a first degree misdemeanor, however there are certain employment classifications that if assaulted can change this to a felony of the fifth or fourth degree. One of these is Assault of a Police or Peace Officer. A charge of Assault can be given if the violat...

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Jails are not set up to receive and answer calls regarding the status of every inmate. This would require an overwhelming number of calls, phones and personnel to handle such a task. You may ask, "If I can't contact the jail, how do I know why someone is in jail, their bail amount or get them rel...

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Looking for a bail bond near you in Columbus Ohio? Look no further than SMD & HLS Bail Bonds! Bonding since 1960, we are the oldest and most respected bail bondmen in the local industry. Call our professional bondsmen today to help guide you through the complex legal process.

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Getting arrested for Domestic Violence (DV) in Columbus is a serious issue because it involves family or household members of a home. Because of this reason, getting released for this type of crime can be a slightly different experience than posting bail for other crimes. If you or a loved one ha...

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Holiday Package Theft - 18% of Americans had a package stolen between March & June this year during the start of the pandemic. With anxiety over COVID-19, holiday shoppers planned more online shopping this year than ever. This can be tempting if you are unemployed of have suffered financial loss ...

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Arson (ORC 2909.03) and Aggravated Arson (ORC 2909.02) are both serious crimes with aggravated arson being more serious as a 1st or 2nd degree felony. Depending on the amount of damage and if it includes risk or physical harm to a person will decide what you are charged with.

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Under Ohio law, Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) (ORC 4511.10), the penalty can vary depending on the blood level of alcohol or drugs and if it is a first time OVI offense or repeat OVI offense. With regards to alcohol, a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.17%...

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Testimonials

a week ago
I would highly recommend! They truly care and don’t just want your money. They are honest people and make you feel so comfortable from the moment you walk in. Thank you so much for all your help and honesty.
- andrea m
2 weeks ago
Highly recommend for a quick and easy process. Jon is polite and very helpful. In addition, able to meet your needs in a timely manner.
- Nikki N
4 months ago
Highly recommend them for anyone in a situation that's needing a bondsman/woman. Even at 4am they always responded quickly and they actually care, not just in it for the money. Mrs.Karen is AMAZING!!! She was so helpful every step of the way, and twice she could have collected money from me instead of giving me different information and took my money, but instead she did what would be in my best interest rather than the interest of their company. I absolutely love her. If you're looking for a responsive, helpful, trustworthy, and Caring company to get a bond thru you definitely need to come to them.
- Destiney G

Providing bail bonds since 1960

If you are arrested and accused of a crime, you may have to spend time in jail until your court appearance. Your other option is to post bail via a bail bond. Most localities have bail schedules which specify bail amounts for some common crimes. Schedules vary widely according to locality, type of crime, and residency.

Contact SMD & HLS Bail Bonds if you have questions regarding you or your loved one's release from jail. With over 50 years of experience, we know how to get you bonded and released quickly.

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571 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
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