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FT LAUDERDALE ADDRESS:
Thomas Bail Bonds Agency
10 South New River Drive East 
Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


[Our Ft Lauderdale bail bond office is located on East Commercial Blvd. One block from A1A - MapQuest]


GAINESVILLE ADDRESS:
Thomas Bonding Agency
14 East University Ave. 
Suite 202
Gainesville, FL 33308

www.thomasbondingagency.com




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Military Veterans Now Serving as Bail Agents Through New Program
Accredited Veteran Services ReturninBail Bond Industry News - Never a dull story!g from military duty to civilian life isn’t always a smooth transition, as many veterans are learning when they return from active duty. The changing economy has made it more difficult to find jobs than before they left. A desire for stable employment on their own terms led brothers Matt and Zach Reiter, both military veterans, to establish their own bail agency through the new Veterans Program from Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc. Zach had experienced frustration with his employment situation after... 
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Florida Bail Agent Killed While Chasing Fugitive
A bail agent was killed in Florida while trying to take a parole violator  into custody Dec. 26. PBUS Executive Director Stephen Kreimer shared these details about the tragedy and offered his condolences:

“With regret and sadness, PBUS announces the death of FL Bail Agent Gordon Suleiman. Gordon, loving husband and proud father, was killed trying to take a parole violator into custody. According to the Glades County Sheriffs Office, Gordon was trying to take Koty Lewis into custody when Lewis fatally shot the 45-year-old bail agent in the Lakeport area Sunday, the day after Christmas.

“Authorities said Lewis fled the scene but was found about three miles away hiding under a mobile home. Lewis was arrested on a murder charge.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of bail agent Gordon Suleiman.”

Violent Crimes and Demand for Bondsmen Both Rising in New York
NEW YORK, NY – According to a recent New York Times article and a recent media release by the New York Professional Bondsmen & Agents (NYPBA), violent crimes as well as demand for bondsmen is up. However, financial ability to post bail has decreased due to continued economic woes. Even middle-class families are having difficulties paying bondsmen to get their family members out of jail, something that troubles bondsmen. Click here to read the full article.

Tabloid of Felons

Just Busted is a small newspaper distributed in local convenience stores, featuring people who have been arrested or who have skipped bail. The paper allows bondsmen to post pictures of skipped fugitives, in the hope that someone knowing the accused will come forward with information as to there whereabouts. Attorneys, bondsmen, and others are also allowed to use the newspaper as a place to advertise their business. Recently, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department has started posting arrest reports and mug shots on its own website... 
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When Hollywood Calls for a Bail Agent

LOS ANGELES, CA –Bondsman David Perez has the unenviable task of being actress Lindsay Lohan’s bondsman. Perez has stated that he was contacted by Shawn Chapman Holley, Lohan’s attorney, to attend a recent courthouse hearing after Lohan’s ankle monitoring device registered five probation violations. Judge Marcia Revel has since issued a warrant for the actress’s arrest and has increased bail from $100, 000 to $200,000. The original $100, 000 bail has been forfeited and Perez is waiting to see what will happen next. Read the full story... 
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Bondsman Catches Former NASCAR Racer
SAN CLEMENTE, CA –  A bondsman captured and turned in former NASCAR driver James Edward Neal, securing a second arrest for Neal is the past week. Neal was recently bailed out of jail on false imprisonment and attempted rape charges and was recently sentenced for a high-speed chase with police. While still out on bail for the attempted rape and imprisonment charges, Neal checked into the Best Western in San Clemente. His bondsmen from the Always For You bail bond company was concerned about bail money and attempted to contact Neal. When he was... Read more

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NY Man Accused of Helping Al-Qaeda Denied Bail
NEW YORK - NY - A New York man accused of pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda in Yemen and buying digital watches prosecutors said could be used as explosives timers, was denied bail on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. A New York man accused of pledging allegiance to al Qaeda in Yemen and buying digital watches prosecutors said could be used as explosives timers, was denied bail on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. El-Hanafi pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network.... NEW YORK - NY - A New York man accused of pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda in Yemen and buying digital watches prosecutors said could be used as explosives timers, was denied bail on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. A New York man accused of pledging allegiance to al Qaeda in Yemen and buying digital watches prosecutors said could be used as explosives timers, was denied bail on Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. El-Hanafi pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network.... Read more 

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Disparities in Bail Raise Questions and Eyebrows
MADISON, MS – A panel of experts is offering their views on bail bonds to the Mississippi Supreme Court after a number of cases have raised questions about the way bond is set. For example, in a recent case, a judge decided on a $1.5 million bond for a man accused of attempted (and unsuccessful) car jacking. Judges defend their right to set bond, but some attorneys argue that disparities between bond amounts are too high, and in some cases bond amounts are set seemingly to keep suspects in jail, rather than giving them an opportunity to post bail.... Read more

Court Case Deems Motel Rooms May be Searched
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A recent court case, Kimberly Ann Webb v. Arkansas, in the Court of Appeals of Arkansas, examined the authority of police and bondsmen to search a motel room. Webb was facing two drug offenses when she tried to have evidence against her suppressed, alleging that her motel room was searched illegally. Webb’s boyfriend had failed to appear at a court date and two bondsmen tracked the couple to an Oklahoma motel. Police were called to the scene and learned that a room at the motel had been registered to Webb for 39 days. Since... 
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Judge’s Committee Shuts Pre-trial Release Commissioner’s Office
ST. LOUIS, MO – A committee of judges has decided to close the Pre-trial Release Commissioner’s office. The roles the office played will now be overseen by the Division of Corrections, which could save the city $700,000 per year. The judges committee was asked to reconsider the Pre-trial Release Commissioner’s office after a controversy in which some bonds were changed in the Pre-trial Release Commissioner’s office without due paperwork. Most of the changes favored one bond company, but that company has denied any wrongdoing.... 
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Bondsmen Building Ties in Their Communities

NEW YORK, NY - A recent media article pointed out that amid negative publicity that the bail bond industry sometimes attracts, a number of bail bond companies are working hard to improve the community at a grassroots level. For example, many bail bond agents are involved in charitable causes. Payless Bail Bond’s Christmas on Wheels program provides help for disadvantaged children. Many other bail companies quietly help their communities with similar projects and efforts.

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