Most people don’t think about bail bondsmen until they need one. At that point, most people are really thinking about what can they do to remove themselves from an embarrassing and uncomfortable situation. Actually, bail bondsmen have been around for quite some time, and serve an incredibly important role in the justice system. In the United States, we are considered innocent until we’re proven guilty. It’s quite different in other countries.
Proving innocence while behind bars is quite a difficult challenge, as you might expect. The opposite of “guilty until proven innocent” is “presumption of innocence”, the basis for American criminal law. Under this system, you have the right to go before a judge and have “bail” set for a certain amount of money. This amount will depend on several factors, the seriousness of the crime, whether you have a criminal record, whether you are currently on probation or jail for other offenses and whether you have employment and ties to the community. These are all variables that a judge will take into account when deciding whether or not to grant you bail.
The bail will be for a set amount that the judge decides is appropriate. Being granted bail typically means that you or another party will put up a percentage of the bail amount and the bail bondsman will issue a guarantee to the court that you will come back and appear. The bail bondsman gives the court his guarantee that you will appear. If you don’t, he must pay the balance of the bond. As an example, if the judge says that bail is set at $5,000, then you or your some else, will give the bail company a small percentage of that, and they will guarantee the balance. If you make the bad decision to not appear for your court date, then the bail bondsman will pay the court the full amount.
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