- December 13, 2022
Understanding Bail Bond Services
When a person is accused of committing a crime, there are a lot of procedures a court must follow before the person is brought in for their trial. This can be very time-consuming, so in most cases where the crime is not server or the person is not a risk for leaving the country, a bail will be set so the person can pay for their freedom until it is time to convene in the courtroom. Not everyone can cover the cost, however, so bail bond services were created.
Bail bond services post money on the defendant’s behalf under the promise that this person will appear in court for their next court date. This gives people with fewer financial assets the opportunity to continue their everyday life before they have to appear in court.
People who use the service and choose not to arrive in court will not only have to deal with bounty hunters tracking them down and bringing them to the nearest authorities, they risk the collateral they used for the bond. Typically, the collaterals are vehicles or any property owned by the person.
For additional information about bail bond services and the judicial system, please review the attached video.