How the Bail Bond System Works?
Securing bail for a loved one can be a very intimidating process. In this process, you can get very worn out psychologically and do wrong things. It may be better for people who do not feel the panic of the event as much as you do and who are professional in this regard to manage this process. However, in this case, you need to know how the bail bond system works. We have created the short explanation text on this page, for this purpose.
Bail Bond System
Bail is provided to the courts as a guarantee an arrested person will return to court. If a defendant cannot pay the bail, as dictated by the judge, a bail bondsman may be used to secure the person’s release.
How the Bail Bond System Works
A bail bondsman will agree to post the bail for a fee. The details of this may vary from state to state. For example, Colorado state law allows a $50 minimum charge for extremely small bonds or as much as 15% (Plus Jail fees) whichever is greater. The arrested party, friend, or family member, must agree to pay the bail bondsman the full amount of the bail if the defendant fails to appear in court.
The cosigner agrees to pay any expenses incurred by the bail bondsman (Including the full amount of the court-ordered bond) if the defendant does not appear as ordered by the court.
Bail bondsmen, per the United States Supreme Court, are given the power to detain and arrest a client who does not appear in court on the required date. Bail bondsmen and their contractors sometimes referred to as bounty hunters, have the right to detain a defendant until they can be released to the proper authorities.
Bounty Hunters have the right to cross state lines in pursuit of a negligent defendant on whom they hold the bond. Force may be used to enter any dwelling to make the arrest. Bounty Hunters need to be licensed in some states and work directly under contract or on staff for the bail bond office.
It can also be useful for you to know how the bail bond system works, to decide whether you need it, or to gauge how much you need it.