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What is bail?

You can secure freedom by posting bail in case the law officers arrest you. Bail is the amount of money or property that acts as a guarantee that you will appear in court for the hearing. If you do not post bail, you may spend some days in jail awaiting a court hearing. To understand the bail process, it is good to review the following three aspects:

  1. Bail conditions
  2. Types of bail
  3. Grounds for refusing bail

Bail Conditions

 You need professional bail bond company services to secure bail. They will apply for the bail and depending on the judge’s decision, you may secure your freedom. The judge may review the nature of the crime, your criminal record, and witness interference, to decide whether to grant bail or not. The judge may also consider your risk of fleeing the country, and the capability to pay the bail before making a decision.

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 Types of bail

 There are four common types of bail. Your legal advisor will recommend the appropriate one for you depending on your alleged crime. You may apply for cash bond, surety bond, own recognizance, or cash percentage bond. You can qualify for any of the above bails. But you should choose the most appropriate one for your needs. It is good to adhere to the court conditions so that you can claim the bail amount after trial. If you do not comply, you may forfeit the bond and the judge can issue another warrant of arrest.

 Grounds for refusing bail

 Through your lawyer, you will know your rights when under arrest. It is your right to apply for bail. But remember that the judge may deny bail due to the seriousness of the offense, your bail record and your character, and community relationships. The judge will grant or deny bail depending on the alleged offense and how your defense lawyers represent you.

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