Bail Bonds are Commonly Used in Misdemeanor Cases
Here at In-N-Out Bail Bonds, we realize that people sometimes make mistakes. As the saying goes, “we’re only human” and to err is human. To this effect, we want all of our Waco area clients to be knowledgeable about the most common misdemeanors that a bail bond can be used for. Having this knowledge could come in handy if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being locked up. Continue reading below to learn more.
Bail Bonds Keep You Out of Jail
While bail bonds cannot be used for certain, more serious crimes, the majority of misdemeanors have a predetermined bail associated with them. Below, we have listed the most common misdemeanors that qualify for bond.
- Public Intoxication: Public intoxication is a tricky crime. Many people come to the conclusion that, because they are drunk, they should walk home instead of trying to drive. While this is an admirable choice to make, in many areas this can still land you in trouble. You see, in most places it is actually illegal to be drunk in public. If you appear visibly intoxicated, a police officer has every right to stop and question you. While this may seem unfair in some cases, it is the law. However, in most cases bond is sat rather low for these arrests and a quick bail bond will get you out of jail in no time.
- DUI: This misdemeanor is a little more tricky. While DUI is considered a rather serious crime, most people who are arrested for it are eligible for bail as long as they were not absurdly intoxicated and did not injure anybody. Bail in these cases is typically set higher than other misdemeanors, however, a bail bond can still be used to get the arrested party out of jail.
- Assault: For many people “assault” simply means they got in a fight with someone. While some assault cases are very serious, some of them are just the result of two people disagreeing and deciding to handle that disagreement with some good old fashioned pugilism. Depending on the severity of the case, bail is usually set quickly and can be paid once the judge has decided on the monetary amount.
- Petty Theft: Petty theft is a blanket term that covers many different property crimes in which a person takes something that does not belong to them. This can include shoplifting and petty larceny, however, most jurisdiction have a dollar amount to differentiate between petty theft and felony theft. Most petty theft cases have a bail amount set by a judge that is proportional to the value of the items stolen.
If you or a loved one have been arrested for a misdemeanor in the Waco area, please do not hesitate to call us at In-N-Out Bail Bonds. Our bondsmen will work quickly to get the arrested party out of jail so that they can get back home where they belong. Don’t spend a minute more in jail than is absolutely necessary, contact us today.