Being accused of a crime is no joke in those times you need to find means to avoid spending some time in jail. You are guilt if it is verified that you committed the crime, before all that can be done you could avoid spending any time in a jail if you make bail. When you are set free to appear to court at a later date the judge will need you to deliver some guarantee that you will be present on the day of trial. The agreement is the bail bond and can be in form of cash, property bond, secured bond or signature bond. The bond will be confiscated by the court when the accused fails to show up on the day of the trial and on top of that the court will issue an arrest warrant against the defendant.
To issue the bond, several things are taken into consideration and sometimes if those factors work against the accused, they may be denied bond. The first thing a judge will look at will be the criminal history of the accused, if there is a criminal record before then it’s a possibility that the bail could be set higher than what would likely be given. The intensity of the crime also will affect the bail amount with some crimes bail could be denied to prevent the accused from fleeing. If the judge assumes that the accused might fail to show on the day of the trail they will set the bail even higher.
If you don’t have the amount of bail you will turn to a bondsman who is a guarantor and pledges the money or the property on behalf of the accused. Bail company or the agent will need to see collateral before they can settle your bail for you to walk free. Banks and insurance companies have been known to act as guarantors for bail but they are reluctant with it because the risk associated with bail could be great. Bondsmen are your best shot to be out in a couple of houses because they are out to serve their customers and secure their release.
When looking for a bail company to help you out you need to ensure that they are licensed, that way you can expect some good results. Its normal for the companies to know more about you and in this case they will ask questions to see if you have the assets to provide collateral. But you need to know that being in jail you cannot search for the bail agent, your family will do it for you or friends that you can entrust. Usually after the bail has been paid you will be freed in a short period after that.