Get Out of Jail Quick With a Bail Bond
Although no one wants to think about it, getting arrested can happen to anybody. Although we all try our best to follow the law to the best of our ability, occasionally people make mistakes that result in arrest. Here at In-N-Out Bail Bonds in Waco, Texas, we want you to be prepared in case you ever find yourself, or a loved one, in need of a bail bond service. In today’s post, we are going to go over the steps that need to be taken to post bail as quickly as possible and limit the amount of time that an individual has to spend in jail.
Bail Prices Vary Depending on the Alleged Crime
If you or someone you know has been arrested, you will want to figure out your bail amount as quickly as possible. While some crimes require that you see a judge before bail can be set, the vast majority of misdemeanors have a set bail amount that is predetermined by the jail. The Eighth Amendment protects citizens from having an excessive bail amount set against them. In theory, this means that the Eighth Amendment was put in place to ensure that bail is only used as a way to guarantee that the person who was arrested comes back to court at the appointed time. However, with certain charges (murder, dealing drugs, or other serious crimes) bail is often set at an excessively high value in order to keep the suspect in jail. This practice has been justified as a way to ensure that suspects that are perceived as a flight risk do not have the opportunity to disappear. Whatever the case, the first thing you need to do once you have been booked is to figure out your bail amount.
Bail Bonds Get You Out of Jail Quickly
While posting bail can be accomplished multiple ways (paying by cash or check, signing over property ownership rights, or signing a sworn statement that you will appear in court at the required time) the vast majority of people will have to employ a bail bondsman to get out of jail. The reason for this, is that bail is often set at an amount that most people cannot immediately afford. With a bail bond, the person in jail typically only needs to pay 10 percent of the actual amount of bail and the bail bondsman will cover the rest. For example, say you are arrested and your bail is set at 6000 dollars. To get out of jail you would contact a bail bondsman and pay them 600 dollars, and you also may be required to give them some form of collateral (such as the title of a car). The bail bondsman will then post the full amount of your bail under the agreement that you must show up to court on the appointed court date. If you show up to court like you are supposed to, the full amount of the bail will be returned to the bondsman and any collateral that you put up will be returned to you. If you fail to appear in court when you are supposed to, the bail bondsman can cash in on the collateral that you put up. While the 10 percent that you paid to the bondsman is nonrefundable, it is a small sum to pay compared to the full amount of the bond.
If you or someone you know has been arrested, contact us today at In-N-Out Bail Bonds. Our group of professionals have worked in the bail bond industry for over 20 years and we are dedicated to helping the people of McLennan County get out of jail in a timely manner. To learn more about our services call today or visit our website.