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What You Should Know About Bail

by Clémence Moulin

If you or a loved one have never been arrested before, then the concepts of bail and licensed bail bonds are likely beyond your current comprehension. However, if a loved one has recently been jailed, you may find yourself in a position of needing to know more about bail and the bail system. Get to know some of the important facts about bail and bail bonds. Then, you can better deal with the current situation with your loved one and help them out.

Bail Is Set at an Arraignment

Bail is set at what is known as an arraignment. Arraignments occur when a person has been arrested on charges. The arraignment entails formally reading the charges brought against the defendant (in this case your loved one). This may or may not be the first time your loved one hears what the actual charges against them are. 

Sometimes arraignments occur the same day as an arrest. However, if the courts are backed up or your loved one is arrested on a Friday or on the weekend, they may spend a few days in jail before the arraignment. They cannot be released from custody before an arraignment occurs. The arraignment, in addition to presenting your loved one with their charges, sets their bail amount.

Bail Is a Conditional Release Agreement

The concept of bail is essentially a conditional release agreement. This means that your loved one will be allowed to leave jail on bail on certain conditions. The main condition is that they agree to appear at their scheduled court dates. If they do not, a warrant will be issued for their arrest, and the whole process starts over again basically (except with additional charges of missing promised court appearances).

Bail Bonds Help You Pay for Bail

Bail bonds are a way to help a person pay to get bailed out. An individual will pay a percentage of the total bail cost to the bondsman. They will then issue a licensed bail bond to get the person out of jail.

Bail Bonds Are a Contract Between You, Your Loved One, the Courts, and the Bondsman

Because the bail bondsman is essentially promising the court that your loved one will comply with the courts and appear at their scheduled court date, you can think of a bail bond as a contract between you (the person paying the percentage of the bond amount), your loved one, the courts, and the bondsman.

If your loved one fails to appear in court, you will likely owe the bondsman additional fees and costs to cover the money they put up to bail your loved one out of jail, for example. This will be part of the bail bond contract. 

Now that you better understand bail and the bail process, you can be sure you know what you are doing when you bail your loved one out of jail.

For more information, contact a bail bonds service.