How Does the Judge Decide a Bail Amount?

How Does the Judge Decide a Bail Amount?

Bail is usually set in the first court hearing after the arrest. The standard bail is usually around $500 for minor offences but the judge may choose to increase or reduce the bail amount, or waive it altogether and grant release based on defendant’s “Own...
Understanding Collateral in a Bail Bond Agreement

Understanding Collateral in a Bail Bond Agreement

Bail is an agreement between the court and the defendant in which the court agrees to release the defendant on the condition that they’ll attend all the court sessions. However, the defendant can sometimes not afford the bail amount in which case they seek help of a...
The Steps to Acquiring a Bail Bond

The Steps to Acquiring a Bail Bond

If you’ve recently received a phone call from a friend who’s been arrested, you’re probably looking to get them bailed out of jail. For the process to proceed smoothly, you have to be certain that the bail is posted properly to ensure your friend can be released. What...

Surety Bonds VS Cash Bonds

A bond is a financial instrument that serves as a form of guarantee or promise. What many people don’t know is that there is actually more than one kind of bond that the accused can sign....
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