Criminal Bail Bonds

Criminal Bail Bonds




Criminal bail bonds are necessary for people who have been accused of a crime to get out of jail while awaiting court dates and/or trials. Once people are charged with crimes, they are entitled to apply for bail while the court case is being processed. There are companies that specifically deal in the processing and approval of bail bonds.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is considered a crime. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is similar to a DUI, and is also a crime. When arrested for DUI or DWI, it is often very serious. The court proceedings often take months, sometimes already a year or more, so it is shared for people involved in these situations to seek and post bail, so as not to use the time waiting for the court dates in jail, but rather at home.

Criminal bail bond agencies help the accused make bail, which can be very high at times, and friends/family may not have the money for it on hand. Bail bond agencies typically collect particular percentage of the total bail amount (as dictated by law) and assure the court that the defendants will appear to all hearings as and when required.

Bail bond agencies collect 10% of the bail amount as a premium. To have a friend/relative freed from jail, this amount has to be paid immediately. Once the payment is received, the procedures for getting that person released from the jail are arranged.

Criminal bail bonds may sound simple, but in general, they are not. These proceedings take a long time and one has to be very patient. Especially in metropolitan cities, the number of crimes is increasing and so the criminal bail bond businesses aren?t lacking in customers.




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