Do You Know Bail Bond Fact From Fiction?
Hello there, and welcome back to our blog. Here at Kocian Bail Bonds, we strive to provide the best bondsman services in the greater Waco, Texas area. We understand that mistakes happen and, in our opinion, mistakes should not be something that results in an individual spending time in a jail that is unnecessary. Bonds have, historically, been an advantageous service to millions of people over the years, but, as a bail bond company, we often deal with clients that may not always know what is and is not true when it comes to bonds. In today’s post, we are going to begin to cover some of the most common myths that crop up around bonds and why these myths are not true. Continue reading below to learn more.
Bail Bonds are an Important Part of the Judicial Process
While it might seem unfair, the fact of the matter is that unless you are able to pay your bail at the time of your arrest, chances are pretty high that you are going to have to spend time in a jail cell that could better be spent elsewhere. We feel that it is important for people to understand a little about bail bonds in the event that they ever find themselves in a situation where they have to procure a bond. In order to make the best decision possible and make sure that your expectations are met when it comes to what bondsman can and cannot do, below, we have listed a few myths that we feel every person should be aware of.
- Cash Only: For some reason, a lot of our clients believe that bail bondsmen are only able to accept payment in the form of cash. While it is true that we absolutely accept cash, it is not a requirement of our services. In actuality, there are many ways to pay bail and, more importantly, it is not required that an individual come up with the full amount of their bail at the time the bond is issued. All bail bond agencies are willing to accept some form of payment based off of collateral that the defendant, or a representative of the defendant, is able to come up with.
- Negotiations: Another myth that seems to come up quite often is the idea that a bail bondsman is able to negotiate the bail amount with the courts. In reality, the bond agent has nothing to do with the amount of the bond that is set and it is entirely up to the judge that is presiding over the case to set the bail amount. The judge makes this decision by looking at the severity of the crime, along with other considerations, and coming up with a bail amount that is reflective of the law that was allegedly broken. Apart from the judge, no one else has the power to affect the amount that the bail was set at.
Join us again next time as we continue to go over some of the most common myths surrounding bail bonds and why these myths are untrue. Additionally, if you or someone you know is in need of a bondsman in the Waco, Texas area, please give us a call or reach out to us through our website. We will work with you to come up with a bond option that will work in your situation and make sure that you or someone you know does not have to sit in jail longer than absolutely necessary.