We get this question a lot. Sometimes our clients are unfamiliar with the bail bonding process or have never even heard of it. In either case, we help them understand how the process works.
What is a Bail Bond?
If people accused of crimes don’t show up for court, it can lead to criminal activity in the future. This bail bond is designed to ensure that justice is served correctly and will keep our country’s justice system running smoothly. We cannot live or act without reasonable assurance of safety, but the issue is that so many criminals continue to escape justice. Maintaining his system is important.
Does everyone get a Bail Bond?
Some only give bail if they are in the right place or for a relatively minor crime. “Released on your own recognizance” is used when an individual has been granted a release from custody without consent to appear in court. The person will not be assigned a secure bond and must self-pay for release.
When do you need a bail bond agent?
Sometimes, if you have received a Secured Bail, you will want to use a bail bond agent. Bail bond agents charge 10-15% (required by state law) of the bail amount. The bail system is supposed to ensure that accused persons appear in court, but this can often be cumbersome for those who can’t afford full bail. Bondsmen help make the process more affordable for them.
Bail Bond Facts to Remember:
- Did the judge or magistrate decide to grant or deny a secured bond?
- The bondsman needs to know all the specific information about the accused to help them determine if they should release their bail.
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- If you are in a sticky situation and need to bail your friend out of jail, make sure you put Barrino Bail Bonds on speed dial.