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The role of a bail bond agent, also known as a bail bondsman, is that of a person or company who provides a guarantee to a court that a defendant will appear as required in exchange for their release from jail prior to trial. This guarantee is in the form of a bail bond, which is a financial agre...

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Drug Possession in Ohio can be a felony or a misdemeanor. The degree of seriousness depends on the type of drug, federal schedule of the drug, and amount of drugs possessed. If multiple types or large amounts of drugs are involved, you may also face charges of possession with intent to sell. If t...

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When you are first arrested, you are typically taken to a correctional facility, processed, booked and then wait in jail until your arraignment before a judge. The judge will then explain the charges against you and depending on the seriousness of the accused offense set a bail amount as the judg...

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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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Testimonials

2 months ago
My call was promptly returned and handled promptly and professionally. I appreciated Mr. Joe Handler and Karen Goodrich. Both were great and was very good with customer service. I would highly recommend this bail bonding company without any hesitancy. Thank you
- Janette P
a month ago
I was given this information by my attorney and was not disappointed. They answered my call immediately and worked with me to get my friend out of jail quickly. They also set up a financial payment plan that was very helpful. Karen was super pleasant and wonderful to work with. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
- Bonnie S
3 weeks ago
I had no clue what needed to be done when I called. Jon and Karen were so kind and made a horrible situation less horrible by walking me through the bond process! I highly recommend. Good people!
- Lori H

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 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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