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 […]
Bail bonds are meant to guarantee to the court that a suspect will appear at his or her scheduled court date. So what happened if you are a co-signer for a friend‘s or relative’s bond and that person misses court? Do you have to pay the full value of the bail?
Well, should this unfortunate scenario […]