Bail is collateral that a person pays when they are awaiting a trial for criminal charges. This collateral allows them to be released from jail, and ensures that they will appear in court when called upon.
A judge sets bail shortly after an arrest is made. The bail amount is determined by the particulars of the case. The charges, the history of the accused, the economic status of the accused, and the details of the crime can all be factors in determining the bail amount.
Felony Charges and Bail
Bail in felony cases is often too high for someone to post without outside help. Bail bondsmen are third parties that can provide the bail money and will charge a fee for doing so. Outside of getting a bond, a person can put forward property as collateral, but this procedure is tricky and will need professional help to negotiate.
Help Getting Out of Jail
If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense, bail and bonds can seem overwhelming. At the law offices of J. Bradley Cockrell, we know how important it is to get your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible. We understand the procedures involved, and can give you the help you need to post bail or secure a bond.
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