• Report: #397827

Complaint Review: All-Star Bail Bonds of Orlando Florida

Thank You

Read how Ripoff Report saves consumers millions.

  • Submitted: Thu, December 04, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, March 20, 2012

  • Reported By:Merritt Island, Florida
All-Star Bail Bonds of Orlando Florida
Orlando, Florida U.S.A.

All-Star Bail Bonds of Orlando Florida Ripped Us Off Orlando Florida

*Consumer Comment: Completely bogus

*Consumer Comment: completely bogus

What's this?
What's this?
What's this?
Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation?
Fix it the right way.
Corporate Advocacy Program™

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

I am the owner and publisher of a Florida magazine and required being bonded out of jail due to having inadvertanly missed a prior hearing on a traffic court case. I regrettably utilized Mike Smith of Al-

While on bond, on October 15th, 2008 I was expected to appear before a meeting of the Tri-County Bonding Association at the invitation of it's President, to provide a presentation to it's members (63 bondsmen including Mr. Mike Smith of All-Star Bail bonds of Orlando, Florida who I had paid $5,200 to bond me out) to offer an advertising directory for the association within our magazine. As our magazine is a legal periodical we had been given written permission by the Orange County Jail to have our magazine distributed to inmates of the jail. This would have meant that for the members of the bonding association, the directory containing their phone numbers would have been available to the inmates for their use. Mr. Smith (I have since been informed) was in disagreement with this, as it meant that the directory would have placed all the area bonding companies on an even advertising playing field (so to speak) which may have meant a loss to his business, as his company has been in existence longer than many others and is more often utilized by virtue of it's reputation.

Obviously, Mr. Smith made the unfortunate decision that it was in his financial interests to simply prevent my providing the expected presentation to the association. I had in fact called him that morning to ensure that he would be present to support these efforts, not having known of his hidden agenda.

Having just arrived appropriately outfitted in my finest suit and with Ms. Burnworth in tow (being the magazine's co-owner and managing editor) with contracts and my speech in hand, Mr. Smith handcuffed me and took me to his office, where he proceed to lie to us by stating that I was being surrendered back to jail because an agent of his insurance company had traveled to my residence and determined that I no longer resided there (being a claim the insurance company themselves will verify for you as simply untrue). Prior to my being driven over forty miles (in handcuffs and a waist-chain) and surrendered to the Brevard County jail, Mr. Smith informed me that his actual cause for surrendering was additionally done as a favor to my previous bondsman who is his longstanding friend, with who I had had a disagreement. That same bondsman I later learned was the same bondsman he had contacted and used to walk the bonding paperwork through at the Brevard County jail when he first bonded me out (eight days earlier), as Mr. Smith's company is located in another county (Orange County). Contrary to popular belief, when one pays a bondsman to be bonded out, the bondsman may not merely pick up back up and turn you back into jail UNLESS you have violated the conditions of the bond contract - which in this instance I HAD NOT. The instance desribed above, where a bondsman turns a client back in without justification, prior to the conclusion of a case is known in the industry as "slamming."

Apparently Mr. Smith and my previous bondsman had already decided to improperly surrender me at the time they first made contact with one another concerning me, and the matter of the magazine's issuance being against his financial interests, simply settled for him the most beneficial occasion to surrender me back to the jail, while attempting to improperly retain the premium.

We have since this time regained a credit on our credit card for the amount Mike Smith had refused to return to us, by our having successfully disputed the charge. HE is also presently ujnder investigation by the Department of Financial Services for the State of Florida - the agency which regulates bondsmen.

Moral of the Story... Beware of Mike Smith of All-Star Bail Bonds of Orlando Florida - he's a creep. I instead recommend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx who I have found to be honorable and trustworthy.

Greg
Merritt Island,, Florida
U.S.A.

sorry, allowing you to give a competitors name would instigate others to just file against their competition, to only come back later to suggest their company, ..plus, if you post a competitors name more than likely they will show up on search engines as a Rip-off! - - your comments on this policy are welcome. CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report. In this case we removed an alleged competitor's name

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/04/2008 11:44 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/All-Star-Bail-Bonds-of-Orlando-Florida/Orlando-Florida/All-Star-Bail-Bonds-of-Orlando-Florida-Ripped-Us-Off-Orlando-Florida-397827. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.

Click Here to read other Ripoff Reports on All-Star Bail Bonds of Orlando Florida

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Search Tips
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?
REBUTTALS & REPLIES:
0Author 2Consumer 0Employee/Owner
Updates & Rebuttals

#1 Consumer Comment

Completely bogus

AUTHOR: PatriciaChaffee - (United States of America)

Mike smith is a very good person, he bonded my son out of jail for only 1550 dollars on a 15k bond and he never even asked once for collateral. My son was charged (But not convicted) of 3 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and 1 count of give/sell/serve alcohol to minors, and our 10% was only 1550 dollars! Please explain to me how in the hell you paid 5 grand for a failure to appear to TRAFFIC court of all places. So until you can explain that, It should be obvious to anyone who should read this, that you're a complete liar. This guy just was mad, and came up with this elaborate story to tarnish their name. I have NEVER heard of anyone paying 5 grand 10% for a traffic court case. So are you trying to tell me the Full amount of the bond was 50 grand?? WOW your full of crap. And you can't tell me the 5k was the whole amount, because why would you need a bail bondsman then? see, totally bogus. So yeah, I'm very pleased I went with All star bail bonds, and I will never go through anyone else if I ever have to use a bondsman again. If anyone needs absolute proof of my story, email me at chaffeep5@gmail.com, and I'd be more than willing to provide you proof, unlike this guy.
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#2 Consumer Comment

completely bogus

AUTHOR: PatriciaChaffee - (United States of America)

Mike smith is a very good person, he bonded my son out of jail for only 1550 dollars on a 15k bond and he never even asked once for collateral. My son was charged (But not convicted) of 3 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and 1 count of give/sell/serve alcohol to minors, and our 10% was only 1550 dollars! Please explain to me how in the hell you paid 5 grand for a failure to appear to TRAFFIC court of all places. So until you can explain that, this whole article is  complete crap, and this guy just was pissed off, and came up with this elaborate story to tarnish their name. I have NEVER heard of anyone paying 5 grand 10% for a traffic court case. So are you trying to tell me the Full amount of the bond was 50 grand?? WOW your full of crap. And you can't tell me the 5k was the whole amount, because why would you need a bail bondsman then? see, totally bogus.
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.



Ripoff Report Legal Directory
feature