Bail Bonds 101: The Basics of Bail Bonds Committing a crime and being imprisoned is surely an uncomfortable and terrifying experience. Fortunately, anyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, thus, he may be allowed to plead for provisional liberty. There may be cases where the judge may grant you conditional liberty. However, you may be required to agree to a set of conditions to ensure that you will not run away, and still attend the proceedings against your charges. This assurance is what we call “bail bond”. Bail bond is an agreement made between the judge and the defendant in order to obtain the defendant’s release before the court trial. Bail hearings are conducted to determine and agree on the type of bail. A special proceeding is conducted to decide on the bail bond. They are usually in the form of cash, property, or signature bond. In some cases, surety companies may also take action. In cases where there is surety, the presence of both the surety and defendant during trials are necessary. If there are other types of bail bond to be considered, the judge will take into account the defendant’s financial sources, or the source of whatever will be used as collateral. Knowing, studying, and understanding the various kinds of bails available (be it in the form of cash, property, signature bond) once the post or request for bail has been acknowledged. Cash, checks, and money orders earned and obtained legally are among the forms of allowed forms of cash bail. Property bonds are those legal assets and real estate property presented by the defendant as collateral, and in replacement, for the total bail amount. When a defendant is financially not capable of complying with the the bail, he or she may take into consideration paying 10% of the total bail amount to a legal third party company that will take full responsibility of paying for the total bail amount. There are also cases where the judge agrees to waive the bail amount; the defendant need not to pay for the bail in cash or collateral, but to only sign a few legal documents and agree to the stipulated instructions and conditions stated in exchange for the temporary release.
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The defendant is obliged to attend all court trials and legal proceedings after the bail has been approved. The bail bond is at risk of being forfeited. However, there are still a few ways you may want to try to solve the problem. However, if all options fail, the bond will be forfeited to the court no matter what the circumstances may be.Why not learn more about Resources?