Bail is granted by the police or the court when the accused promises to show up in the court for the hearings of his or her case. Therefore, bail lasts until a sentence is made as long as the accused is cooperative and has supporters who can vouch for him. Each case differs in how […]
The bail system, one that is in place across the United States including in Clayton, allows recently incarcerated individuals to post a specific amount of money in exchange for their freedom before trial. While some money does go to the court system for a period of time, it is meant to only act as collateral, […]
After being stuck inside all winter, many people anxiously await the arrival of warmer weather. Some would rather winter last a little longer since there has been a correlation between increases in crimes and increases in temperatures in the past. Many law enforcement departments across the country report increases in crime during warm weather months […]
Now this is not going to be an article detailing how to dig a hole from a jail cell to the freeway or file through bars with some makeshift instrument. If you are interested in learning about legal ways to shorten a prison sentence, however, you’ve come to the right place. Of course, we all […]
n the majority of criminal cases, defendants have the ability to pay bail. The court will decide on an amount of money that the defendant can pay to remain out of jail until the court date arrives. When the defendant appears in court, the money is returned. The court uses the bail as insurance that […]
Posting bail is a fundamental right given to every accused individual. But exceptions do exist. In extreme circumstances, a judge may deem it necessary and reasonable to put someone in custody with no chance for bail. This occurs when releasing the convicted individual from custody would compromise the safety of the community.
Bail is mostly intended […]
Understanding bail, bonds and bonding agencies will help guide you through the system if you ever happen to find yourself or a loved one facing time in jail. Two bail-related questions that everyone deserves clear answers to are where does bail money end up and how can someone earn it back.
First, you need to understand […]
Bail is usually granted on the guarantee that the accused will not defy it and escape the bounds of law. Bail is granted by the police or the court, when the accused promises to show up in the court for subsequent hearings of his or her case. Thus, the bail lasts for as long as […]
If someone you know has recently been arrested for driving under the influence, buying a bail bond is the first part of a long penalty process. With all the license and insurance issues that arise after a DUI, paying a large sum for bail is far from ideal. A bail bond can help decrease the […]
As a civil society, every citizen’s freedom is important. And frankly, we don’t have the resources to keep every small and big offender behind bars. That’s why, for small offenses, there’s almost always an alternative to jail time. The most common alternative is bail. A defendant whose guilt has not yet been determined by the […]