A Brief History of Services
Bail Bonds and Bail Agents.
Life has a tendency of presenting us with unexpected situations. You will land in jail for being involved in a crime knowingly or otherwise, such situation warrants for efforts to have you released. Bail bonds refer to a process where a judge orders bail before the trial begins. The first step will usually involve finding the right company who will post bail for you immediately. Chances are you may not have the amount of money that a judge has asked for. In this circumstances one needs to make sure that they hire a professional bond bail agent as they are better suited to help you . If you have been jailed, you will not be able to make countless calls or go looking for professional agents to help you with your bail but that does not mean you will not have one at the same time.
Friends , family or acquaintances are the people to help get you a bail man being that you are jailed. Agents will not just identify themselves by word of mouth, they will have licenses that validate them to carry out the process for you. If you have hired a company to oversee your bail bond, expect a thorough profile research on you by the company as they have to determine whether you are worth their effort. Among the things that the company will cross check is the kind of crime that you are in for ,if you are employed and the kind of valuable assets that you have with you.
Bail bonds are set in an official setting known as a bail hearing that is presided by a judge. The judge will meet the defendant and based on the verbal plea of the latter, a judge decides on the suitability of setting bail. A judge will pay attention to a criminal history if the accused has one , a repeat offender will have a heavy bond imposed on them compared to a first time offender. There are crimes that are more serious than others in terms of intensity and the repercussions that they attract, the intensity of the crime will also be a determining factor in bail.
Higher bail is set if a judge happens to think that the accused will fail to return for trial. The defendant has to have some kind of security before bail is posted and it could be jewelry, a deed to land or a written agreement from the family or friends of the defendant. Banks and insurance companies may stand as guarantors but they will hardly put their funds in bail bond posting. If a defendant fails to show up during the day of trial , the bail agent or the company is fully liable before a court of law.