The Commentaries on the Laws of England, also known as the Blackstones Commentaries, is an 18th-century treatise on common law that is still in use today.
The Blackstones Commentaries are divided into four volumes — on the rights of persons, the rights of things, of private wrongs and of public wrongs.
These books are very influential in the American court system.
Bail bonds agencies, including All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita, use two parts of the the Blackstones Commentaries.
The first, known as Taylor versus Taintor (Treasurer), reads, “When bail is given, the principle is regarded as delivered to the custody of his sureties. Their domains is continuance of the original imprisonment.. Whenever they choose to do so, they may pursue him into another state, may arrest him on the Sabbath: and if necessary, may break and enter his house for that purpose. The seizure is not made by virtue of due process. none is needed, it is likened to the rearest by the sheriff of an escaping prisoner.”
The second, known as Nicolls versus Ingersoll, is a law that relates more to bail agents like those at All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita.
It reads, “I see nothing on general principles, against allowing this power to be exercised by an agent or deputy, and no case is to be found when the right has been denied. It is a general rule of law even with respect to public officers, that their ministerial acts may be performed by deputy and with respect to private individuals, the law recognizes the act of an authorized agent as equal to that of the principle of policy which renders it necessary to make this exception.”
The Blackstones Commentaries help the court systems, said Inessa Chavez, vice president of All American Bail Bonds in Santa Clarita.