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What is a Bail Bond?


When you learn that someone you care about has been arrested your mind will likely be flooded with a lot of questions about what happened and why and what's going to happen next. There can be an infinite number of answers to these questions but one questions will likely need to be answered much more quickly, that being, "How can I help them get out of jail fast?" There is a simple answer to this seemingly complicated question, and it does not involve any sort of suspicious activity. Under federal law most types of crimes allow for the suspect to be released on bail.

While the law states that bail should not be excessive, this isn't always the case, as it can reach the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the crime, which seems somewhat excessive for the general US population, don't you think? Thankfully there are ways to avoid having to pay these outlandish amounts of money and still get your friend or relative released as they await their court date. Bail bonds can be issued by certified agencies for a small fee, generally a percentage of the full bail amount, greatly reducing the amount you owe.

What is the point of bail?

When someone is arrested they are innocent until proven guilty, meaning that they have the right to be free. Unfortunately if there is reason to believe they are guilty they will remain in jail until their court date(s) to ensure they don't flee. Bail is designed so that a person must put up collateral or cash which they will lose if the defendant does not show up for court. Being released on bail allows the person to continue living their day to day life and gives them the opportunity to seek council and prepare their case.

What entails being released on a bail bond?

For many people the easiest way to attain freedom for their friend or relative is to use a bail bond, which as mentioned means paying a bail bond agent a small fee to complete the paperwork and processing. The fee will vary based on the full bail amount and perhaps some other factors, on a case by case basis. In some cases a defendant will have to check in with the bail bond agent on a weekly basis to ensure they have not skipped bail, as doing so puts the bail agent at risk of having to pay the full amount.

In reality, using a bail bond is a simple process, but if you have never done it before you will likely have several questions. To learn more about bail bonds or to post bail in Lakeport, Ukiah, Colusa, Yuba City, Marysville or elsewhere in the area be sure to reach out to the professional bondsmen at Rob Brown Bail Bonds. Call (707) 587-4563 to speak with the team of professionals at our Kelseyville bail bonds office and let us help you get your loved one released from jail fast!

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