So you or your loved one has found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Being arrested and thrown in jail is NOT the best way to spend your day. However, this unfortunate situation does occur and the first thing you will want to consider is how to get yourself out of jail. This is when you may want to consider a bail bond.
Who Needs A Bail Bond?
Depending on the severity of your crime, a bail amount will be set. This is a fee you will be required to pay in order to be released from police custody. It can likely be a large sum of money beyond what most people are able to afford.
If you are unable to get your hands on enough cash to pay your bail, you will need to look for someone to help you with a bail bond. By getting a bail bond, you will pay a fee to a third party who will give you the money necessary for your release from jail. Although there is more cost involved in getting a bail bond, the bottom line is that you want out of jail as quickly as possible, and this is your best bet in making that happen if you cannot post bail on your own.
When you are placed on supervision, you agree to abide by certain terms in exchange for the alternative sentence. If you violate any of the terms, the state may choose to file a motion to revoke your probation. When the state successfully proves its case, you could face the original sentence, which may include jail or prison time. Having an experienced attorney on your side during the hearing is crucial.
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How Does A Bail Bond Work?
Your bail amount will be set based on the severity of your crime, any past criminal record you may have, as well as the potential that you may be a flight risk and try to leave town to avoid a trial. The bail money is paid to and held by the court in order to ensure that you will indeed return to court at your assigned time to face the charges against you. When you appear and finish your criminal case, your bond will be closed. Most people choose to involve a criminal defense lawyer at some point and time to guide them through this process and defend them against their criminal charge in court. I can assist in your defense of your criminal charge and help bail you out of jail.
Where Do I Get A Bail Bond?
There are options on where you can get a bail bond. Bail bond agencies are available and are required to be licensed and follow regulations set by the county and state. You will pay them a fee for the bond and will still need to pay a lawyer to represent you on the criminal charge. This is certainly not the most cost-effective way to post bail.
A better option to have someone released from jail quicker and less expensively is to hire an attorney to post the bond and represent you on the criminal charge.
This is a much smarter way to make your bail because the funds paid for the bond will be applied to the attorney’s fees to represent you on your charge. Instead of throwing away extra money to a bail bondsman, you will be spending your money with the person who will be investing time and energy in your case and will be fighting to get your charges dismissed in court.
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So, should you find yourself or someone you know behind bars, be smart and make that first call to an experienced defense attorney, and you’ll be well on your way to putting the whole experience behind you.
Call The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown, PC, at 1-888-WE-FIGHT and 210-224-8200. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your initial consultation is always free. Hablamos español.
Needs results? In two recent motion to revoke cases, one of our attorneys helped one client stay on probation for his drug case by having the motion denied and another prove false allegations that the client had violated probation by drinking.