Whenever a suspect is in custody, waiting for a court hearing, but gets released on the basis of an agreed amount of money paid is commonly known as bail. The bail occurs after the suspect is arrested; once they appear in court, the money is released back to the hands of the party who paid it. The rules and regulations for this may differ from one state to another state, but; the general idea always remains the same.
What is a bail bond agency?
A bail bond agency refers to a company that pledges a specific amount of money as a guarantee that the accused person is going to appear in court at the next hearing. There are very rare chances that financing institutions like banks would provide money for bail; however, with the help of bail bond companies, you can take on the responsibility of getting the accused person bailed.
Who has the right to bail?
Any individual charged with a non-capital crime is entitled to get bail. The law and order situation in every state differs and applies differently to the accused individuals. If someone accused of a serious crime is regarded to be a flight risk or a persistent danger to the public, bail may be applied to keep them in custody until their court date.
Once the person is arrested, they get a hearing date and a specific amount set for their bail. It’s then up to them and their acquaintances to pay for their release between the arrest and the court dates. However, one thing that needs to be kept in mind is that bail bonds are not in everyone’s best interest; therefore, if you’re planning to take on one, be sure that your acquaintance appears in court on the set date.