Records indicate that bail bonding service began more than four millennials ago in the country now known as Iraq. At this time, bonds were posted using shell as collateral for jail release. In 1898, the United States followed in the footsteps of the country and the first bonding company was opened. Peter P. McDonough was his name, and it didn’t take long to build a successful business. Unbeknownst to many, he was also leading a double life, working as a central crime boss on the West Coast.
In 1910, law enforcement caught wind of McDonough’s criminal ways. Rather than make a case against him, they, too, were swayed by his money and allowed him to continue operating a prostitution ring as well as gambling and bootlegging. In 1935, the FBI named him the ‘fountainhead of corruption.’ He was stripped of his bonding license and disappeared, like magic, never to be seen again.
Bail bonds have come a long way over the years and now they’re widely available and used across the U.S. Thousands of people use bail bonds to get out of jail every single year. Luckily, most of the bail bondsmen are operating legit services without the secondary crime lifestyle. The bondsmen around today make it a little bit easier to get out of jail after an arrest, since they charge just 10% of the original bond amount. A bondsman is easy to work with and while they’re no lawyer, they definitely can answer many of your questions and put your mind at ease as they provide bail bonds Beaver County PA to get you free. If you are arrested for a crime or have a loved one who is behind bars, a bondsman can help freedom ring once again.