The Ohio Bail Agents Association has endorsed Justice Kennedy
and Justice French for their upcoming election. We would like to encourage
all of our agents to go out and support both of these Justices. Any contributions
for their campaigns can be forwarded to the OBAA and we will get it to their
campaign (no corporate checks). Both Justices voted in our favor in the recent
lawsuit against ten percent bonds. What better way to support them than to
get out there and vote for them, help them financially with their campaign,
and to talk to our friends and family about the importance of keeping them
on the Supreme Court. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation
to their campaigns you can contact Kirsten Keim (740) 616-1980 or send them
to 289 S. 3rd Street Columbus, Ohio 43215. Checks can be made out to French
for Justice and Kennedy for Ohio.
WHAT YOUR ASSOCIATION HAS DONE FOR YOU:
- Offer online education.
- Teach Ohio Bail Bond Basics to your local attorneys.
- Flew to Washington D.C. to fight for your industry and help stop pre-trial
- Enforcing CR46 in that the courts follow the constitution and make sure sureties
- Changed 2937.36 to make it more efficient and help you recover more fugitives
and have less forfeitures.
- Built a relationship with Ohio Dept. of Insurance to better your industry.
BAIL AGENTS WIN
A big win for Ohio bail agents, thanks to Woody Fox (Woody Fox Bail Bonds).
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of the following: Writs of mandamus
sought to compel clerks of courts and judges to accept surety bonds in all
cases where bail is set by the court.
Crim.R. 46(A) is unconstitutional insofar as it allows a court to require
a bond secured by a 10 percent cash deposit under Crim.R. 46(A)(2)
Bail may be set under Crim.R. 46(A)(2), so long as a surety bond is accepted
as an alternative.
Writs granted. SLIP OPINION NO. 2014-OHIO-2926 THE STATE EX REL. SYLVESTER
v. NEAL, CLERK. THE STATE EX REL. FOX ET AL. v.WALTERS, CLERK, ET AL.
[Until this opinion appears in the Ohio Official Reports advance sheets, it
may be cited as State ex rel. Sylvester v. Neal, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-2926.]
(Nos. 2012-1742 and 2013-0364Submitted February 25, 2014.
Decided July 8, 2014.) IN MANDAMUS.
Reminder: The membership year for 2013-2014 came to an end on June 30th and
our new year started July 1st. Everyone is encouraged to renew their memberships
for the 2014-2015 year! Membership types are as follows:
Full Member $125 (Licensed Ohio Surety Bail Agents only, Voting Membership,
Renewed Annually. This is the membership for all licensed surety.)
Associate $62.50 (Non-voting Membership, Renewed Annually, This is for people
without a surety license, who may work in the bail bond office. This is not
an option for licensed surety agents.)
Professional Insurance Company $500 (Non-voting Membership, Renewed Annually,