How Bail Bonds Work in The U.S.


 

In this video, you will learn about bail bonds. The bail bonds industry has been around for a long time. It is not until recently that people have really been challenging the status quo with bail bonds companies.


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The general public is starting to question whether or not bail bonds are ethical or not. Is it ethical to hold on the person who cannot pay the bail amount, over someone who is rich enough to pay it? When a person is arrested for a serious crime, they must wait in jail until the bail hearing. The judge will post bail. If the person cannot pay, they will sit in jail until the trial date. There is a better option, you can hire a bail bond agent. Agents are usually available all hours and or the day. Bail agents charge 10-15% of the bail amount. This could be hired or lower depending on the crime. The bail agent might also ask you to sign over collateral, which helps guarantee the person will show up for court. Once the bail is paid to the court, the defendant will be released from jail. Keep watching this video if you are interested in learning more.
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