Bailbonds A Short Overview
When someone is arrested, they oftentimes have to wait before they have their official trial. But where do they wait? Let’s take a look at bailbonds to gain a better understanding of how they function.
Bail is usually a monetary amount that persuades the judge to set the defendant free until their trial. This means they don’t have to wait for their trial in jail.
If the defendant doesn’t show up to the trial, they forfeit their bail money. This also depends on the crime of course. Some crimes that are more severe don’t get bail.
The purpose of bail is to make sure that the defendant shows up to trial without actually taking them into custody. If the defendant shows up to all trials accordingly, without fail, they will receive their bail amount back in full.
Overall, bail is an important cornerstone in our judicial system. But bail also seems complicated from the outside. There are multiple nuances, rules, and exceptions associated with bonds that are important to keep in mind. Understanding bonds is crucial for defendants if they want to stay out of jail. For more information on bail bonds, check out the video on this page.