OBAA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Mark your calendars!
September 25-27 at the Crowne Plaza Motel, Columbus North
6500 Double Tree Avenue, Columbus Ohio
Reservations, phone: 614-885-1885 (mention OBAA, and rooms are $89 per night) The cut-off date for the discounted room rate is September 4th.
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,