There are many reasons that you can get into trouble with the law. Some of them are intentional, such as stealing, committing an act or being a public nuisance. However, some reasons are unintentional, but are still against the law. This could be from domestic disputes, unpaid parking and driving tickets or even drinking too much and then getting too loud in a public space. These crimes, also illegal, will land you in jail and could even land you some jail time. Fortunately, you are not forced to serve jail time while you await your trial. Everyone is deserving of a trial, and you should not have to serve time in jail, while you wait to see if you are even going to be charged guilty of a crime.
Statistics show that 52% of American men will be arrested at least once in their lifetime. These men will be booked into a holding cell and then may await their trial. A bail bond is likely to be offered, allowing them to remain at home while they await the outcome of their trial. The judge will often set a specific bail bond amount, depending on a few factors. The amount will likely depend on the nature of the crime, the amount of previous crimes committed and the severity of the crime. For example, misdemeanor bonds will carry less of a bail bond amount than felony criminal bonds because the risk is less.
If someone does not have the funds available for bond, they can contact a bail bond agency. The bail bond agency or the bail bondsman will provide the money for the bond. If the defendant returns for their trial date, the money will be returned to the bail bond company, minus a small fee. The bail bond company is taking the risk of the bond. If the defendant does not return for their court date, the money will be forfeited and the money will be owed to the bail bond company. If the defendant is unable to get bond from anywhere, then they will be forced to remain in jail until their court date. Fortunately, there are some 14,000 bail agents currently working in the United States. However, on any given day, 60% of the U.S. jail population is composed of people who are not convicted but are being held in detention as they await the resolution of their charge.
Getting bond from a bail bond company should be somewhat simple. There are numerous bail bond companies throughout the country, so finding one is simple. The bail bond company will evaluate your case and will work with the court system to provide the funds for the bond. They may also require some type of collateral. You will also be required to provide the bail bond company with contact information, including phone numbers, addresses and close family members contact information. If you do not show up to your court date and your bond is forfeited, the bail bondsman will contact all family members to receive compensation for the forfeited bond. A mobile bail bond service provides defendants with an easy way to gain bond. Family members and friends of the defendant can easily access a mobile bail bond service with their phones. This is very convenient, considering that most arrests take place in the middle of the night. The mobile bail bond service allows people to request a bond, any time of the day or night.
When you are being convicted of a crime, you still have the right to await your trial at home. A specific amount of bond will be set that will need to be given to the court to allow you to leave. If you return for your court date, the amount will be refunded. If you do not, you will lose the money. Defendants can utilize the services of a mobile bail bond service to put up the money, when they do not have access to it. They will still be responsible for the money, however, if they do not return for their scheduled court date.