PennLaw, LLC

Criminal Defense Representation In State And Federal Courts

Free Initial Consultation
Butler: 724-602-4583
Pittsburgh: 412-342-8000
Review Us

Man held in alleged counterfeit bail bond case

A 47-year-old Pennsylvania bail bondsman is facing charges for securing execution of documents by deception, forgery, bad checks and access device fraud/counterfeit after he allegedly tried to post a counterfeit bail bond. The $500,000 bond was for an individual accused of dealing drugs.

The incident occurred in Berks County. The man was taken into custody on Oct. 3, and the district attorney has said that his office will now be reviewing the bonds written by the man. It is possible that other fraudulent bonds were passed, and if that is the case, the man may face more charges. The man was a licensed agent with a bail bonds company in Reading. Authorities claim that if the man had been successful in this instance, an individual accused of selling drugs would have been back on the streets illegally.

The bail bondsman has an attorney, and there may be several options available for his defense. It is necessary for law enforcement to observe certain procedures when taking an individual into custody, and if those were not observed, charges against the man could be dismissed. It is also possible that the man may have information regarding other potential offenders. An agreement to testify might also result in reduced charges.

Those facing similar violations may deem it appropriate to seek the assistance of a legal professional. Under certain circumstances, an attorney may be able to alleviate the severity of criminal charges by organizing a plea deal or introducing new evidence against the prosecution's case.

Source: WFMZ, "Bail bondsman charged with forgery, fraud; bail set at $1 million", Ryan Hughes, October 07, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Arrested? Contact Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

106 South Main Street
Suite 801
Butler, PA 16001

Phone: 412-342-8000
Fax: 724-284-9402
Butler Law Office Map

100 Ross St.
Suite 340
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 724-602-4583
Fax: 724-284-9402
Map & Directions