The purpose of setting bail would be to make sure that the defendant shows up at trial without actually having to keep the defendant in custody. The bail amount needs to be high in order that the defendant will certainly not forfeit the bail amount and vanish. Many courts have preset bail amounts for every crime, though a judge may deviate from those for a good reason.
A judge can decide not to allow the defendant to go on bail when there is risk of flight (not likely to go back to court for trial), or dangerous to the community. Defendants are less likely to be regarded a flight risk any time they have family or community ties to the location, employment, no criminal history. Bail is posted in the court or jail. After the judge offers set a bail amount during a hearing, defendants and sureties can post bail using the court attendant during regular hours of business, or in the jail following regular hours. The court or perhaps jail will issue a receipt proving bail was posted.
Consider signing with a professional bail agent. Bail agents, sometimes called bail bondsmen, take action as sureties and post bail on behalf of defendants. A bail agent makes some profit by charging the particular defendant a non-refundable cost (typically 10% the bail amount). If the particular defendant fails to appear at court, the bail agent will forfeits the bond money. The agent is also certified to arrest the defendant for the purposes of bringing the accused to court. In some places, the agent can employ a bounty hunter to attempt to apprehend the defendant. The agent could also bring forth a civil case against the defendant or even anybody else attached to the particular bail agent's contract in order to get the bail funds the agent who paid it to the court.
Surety Bail & Other Bail Types
While we do offer surety bail services, there are a number of other types of bonds that help those in specific situations. Our goal is to help as many individuals as possible return to their family and employment obligations quickly. This is why we offer the following bail bonds: