Why are Bail Bonds Allowed?
What Bail Does
Bail allows people to get out of jail while they’re waiting to have their case taken to court. The history of bail bonds dates back hundreds of years and has been reformed many times over the century. Currently, US bail policy is the result of many years of legislators balancing civil liberties with public safety.
The Bail Process
When a person is charged with a crime, they have the option of posting bail. The bail amount is set by The Court according to the charges. If the person doesn’t have the money, they use a bail bond agency. The cost of the bail bonds is 10% of the total bail amount.
How do I pay for the Bail Bond?
When arranging bail, companies generally need payment in advance of “posting” a bond for the release of a detainee. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Most of our clients pay using credit card.
What happens when a person is arrested?
When an individual is arrested, generally, they will be taken to a local law enforcement station for processing and booking. Processing and booking includes fingerprinting, pictures, and nation-wide computer database searches. It can take many hours, but in smaller jails generally happens more quickly. Bail cannot be arranged until the arrest process is complete.
What is the procedure for bailing somebody out of jail?
A bail bond company will be contacted by phone to begin the bail procedure. During the initial phone consultation, most companies will ask for information about your situation in order to determine the risk involved in the bond and begin the approval process.
Bail Bonds Documents
Once the bail bond is approved, the customer will need to sign basic bail bond documents including an application, Indemnity Agreement, and receipt. After the paperwork is finalized and payment has been made, a licensed bondsman will “post” the bail bond at the jail.
judges can deny bail in cases where the defendant is likely to flee the jurisdiction or when they pose a very real and serious threat to others.
About A Way Out Bail Bonds
A Way Out Bail Bonds is a family owned and operated bail bonds business that provides fast, reliable, and confidential bail bonding services for persons in Lee, Hendry, Collier, and Charlotte Counties on a 24 hour per day basis. Our agents are professionals who understand the tremendous stress you face when trying to arrange bail for a friend of loved one.