What Is The Purpose Of Bail?
When someone is accused of a crime, a bail amount may be set for said person to be released from custody prior to their hearing date. Paying bail to the court guarantees that the defendant will appear in court as scheduled.
How Is The Bail Amount Determined?
Bail amounts are determined within about 48 hours after an arrest. Discussion and determination of the bail amount are made during what is called the bail bond hearing. During this hearing, a judge looks at a number of different aspects including the nature of the alleged crime committed and the flight risk they present and determines the amount of the bail. In general, the court system has standard amounts to be used in cases of specific crimes, however, the judge is not obliged to go by the standard amounts.
How Can Bail Be Paid?
There are typically four ways someone can pay their bail. This includes:
- Cash payment.
- Secured bail bonds.
- Unsecured bail bonds.
- Own Recognizance.
If a bail cannot be paid in full, a bail bonds service will be required.
How Long Will It Take To Get My Loved One Out Of Jail?
Release times vary due to the time it takes to book a defendant. It could be anything from twenty minutes to twenty-four hours.
How Do Bail Bonds Work?
In short, bail bonds services provide courts with the up front and full amount of bail for clients. For a bail bonds service to provide bail, however, the defendant must pay 15 percent of the full bail amount up front. Once the bail bond is posted the defendant may be released from jail, on an assumption that upon their release they will still show up to court for their scheduled court hearings. Bail bonds services require an Indemnitor to guarantee that if the defendant does not appear in court, that the bail amount will be paid in full.
What Is The Standard Down Payment To Post Bail?
The standard premium is 15 percent of the bond amount set by the court. Some individuals may qualify for a lower rate. Amistad is dedicated to providing the lowest rates in the area!
How Can I Get 0% Down?
In some cases, bail bonds agencies accept a lien on property as collateral and the client repays the bail premium in regular monthly payments.
When Do I Need Collateral?
Cases vary but collateral is usually required for very high bail amounts. Collateral can be anything with equivalent resale value and often people use the equity in a piece of real estate as collateral.
Will It Cost Me More If They Don’t Appear In Court?
If a defendant fails to appear in court there are usually court costs. These can be anything from $75 to hundreds of dollars. In addition, if a defendant who has taken out a bail bond does not appear in court, a warrant will be issued for their arrest, they will be required to pay back the bail amount in full, and the initial 15 percent they paid will go towards bond service and not the repayment of the bond amount.
Who Is Responsible For The Defendant After He Gets Out On Bail?
The bail agency is responsible for seeing to it that the defendant appears in court. If they fail to appear, a warrant for their arrest may be issued.
What Happens If The Person I’m Trying To Get Out Of Jail Get Gets Re-Arrested?
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