Medlin Law Firm January 2019


3 Ways to Know if a Bondsman Is Unethical

Imagine this unnerving scenario: You get a call from a friend or a family member, who says, “I’m in jail, and I need to be bailed out.” But the price to bail them out is far more than you can afford out of pocket. Fortunately, there are several options to ensure your loved one can leave jail and wait for their trial date at home. The most frequently used recourse is to find an ethical or trustworthy bail bonds company. But then the question arises: What exactly makes a bondsman untrustworthy or unethical? 1. Going Off Bonds, Unethical Behavior Many bond offices will use any excuse they can think of to “go off” a bond, causing a warrant to be issued for the person who had already hired and paid the bond company. They are then back in jail and have lost all the money they already paid the bonds-person. Some will even take money and write a bond for a person they know cannot get out of jail due to an immigration hold or other reason. The only way to avoid these unscrupulous people is to hire a reputable and honest bond company like David Gallagher. 2. Soliciting It’s actually illegal for a bondsman to loiter at a jail in hopes of finding potential clients. If you are visiting a detainee and are confronted by a bondsman offering to help you post bail, walk

away. In a similar fashion, it’s illegal for a bail bondsman to cold-call potential clients for the purpose of soliciting business.

3. Do Your Homework

The cheapest is usually not the best. The cheapest bond offices are the first to go off your bond for the slightest little technical reason and cause you to be re-arrested. It’s the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’. A common complaint regarding unethical behavior stems from a bondsman taking money from a client with an immigration hold and then keeping the money if the client gets deported. Here at Medlin LawFirm, we recognize the importance of finding an ethical bondsman. Especially when it comes to sensitive matters, you should work with someone you trust. For years, we have recommended David Gallagher to clients due to his ethical character and phenomenal work. If you or someone you know needs a reputable bondsman, give David a call at 817-831-8881.

Peanut Butter & Berry FRENCH TOAST

Brain Buster


8 slices brioche, 1/2-inch thick

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 large eggs

1/8 cup heavy cream

2 cups mixed berries

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Powdered sugar, to sprinkle

Maple syrup, for serving

2 cups cornflakes


4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1

1. On a large baking sheet

lined with wax paper, place 4 slices of brioche and spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on each. Cover with remaining slices, creating sandwiches. 2. In a pie plate, beat eggs with cream and vanilla. In another, coarsely crush the cornflakes. 3. Lightly soak sandwiches in the egg mixture, then dredge in cornflakes, pressing to adhere. Return to baking sheet.

tablespoon butter. Once melted and up to temperature, add sandwiches, cooking on

one side until golden and crisp, about 2–3 minutes. 5. Return sandwiches to baking sheet, add remaining butter, and repeat on other side. 6. Top sandwiches with berries,

sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup.

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