Jail. The word alone is enough to make a person cringe, but for someone who has been arrested and charged with a crime, this four letter word becomes home until bail bond is made or a court appearance is made. As modern day slavery, sitting behind bars is the last thing that you want to do. There is nothing fun or pleasant about it, and sometimes, weeks or months can go by before your day to be heard arrives.
A bail amount is given to you based upon the charge, your previous criminal history and other factors. The bail amount must be paid to the court, in full, in order to get out of jail. Because a bond amount can easily reach the thousands of dollars, one may use a licensed bail bondsman instead. Rather than pay the entire amount of the bond, a licensed bondsman in the state will charge 10% of the bail amount in addition to a bondsman fee.
For example, if you are charged with aggravated assault and given a bail amount of $5,000, the entire $5,000 must be paid, or only $500 (plus the bondsman fee) to a bail bondsman. The use of a bail bondsman makes it easy for more people to get out of jail and enjoy their freedom until a court of law has determined their innocence or guilt.
In some instances one may use owned property as bail if the funds are not available. Property that can be used for the surety bond varies from bondsman to bondsman but may include property and land, boats and cars.
In exchange for this reduction in the bond amount the arrestee must sign a contract that guarantees his appearance in court during the scheduled date and time. If you appear in court as you are supposed to, you have nothing else to worry about. However, should you fail to appear in court and do not contact the bondsman in advance, the bond may be revoked and you can be placed in jail without bond until another appearance can be scheduled.
Most often it is required that the person accused of a crime have a relative or close friend sign their bond for them. The person signing the bond is also assuring your appearance in court is made. This is a special precaution taken by judges and bondsman in case you fail to appear in court and cannot be located.
Once you have someone available to help you with your bond, finding a bondsman is the next step. There are numerous Anaheim Bail Bonds around, and it is in your best interest to search around to find the bondsman who offers the lowest prices and best services.