The first thought that most people have when they, or a loved one, end up in jail is how to get out — fast. Most often this is accomplished through the posting of bail or through the use of a bail bond service. Bail is used primarily to allow the person who was arrested to remain free until they appear in court and are subsequently convicted of a crime. It is also used at the same time ensure that the defendant returns to court when told to.
Bail Bond Service to Remove Red Tape
The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that bail should not be excessive. This makes it so that the government cannot use it to raise money. Bail also cannot be used as a punishment for a person who is suspected of committing a crime. This has made it so that most jails have standard bail schedules that specify the bail amounts for common crimes. Therefore, an arrested person can usually get out of jail quickly by simply paying the amount set forth in the bail schedule. If a suspect wants to post bail but is unable to afford the amount required by the bail schedule, he or she can ask a judge to lower it. The procedure for doing so varies and may require that the person stays in jail until arrangements are made. This is often when family members choose to use a bail bond service.
Costs of a Bail Bond Service
Bail can be posted through the use of cash or check for the full amount of the bail. Defendants can also choose to put up property that is worth the full amount of the bail. Another option is the use of a bond which is a guaranteed payment of the full bail amount. Bonds are offered through the use of a bail bond service and can be an economical choice for those who may not be able to secure release on their own. This is because it only requires that 10% of the bail amount be posted in order for release to be secured. This is in return for collateral, or a financial stake in something of value should the person fail to show up for a court hearing. If the person does show up in court, as required, then all but a fee is returned.
If you or a loved one has been arrested in the El Paso area, contact Freedom Bail Bonds. We have been securing releases since 1985.