An important part of the legal system in the United States, the ability to post bail allows people accused of a crime the opportunity to continue their lives before having to arrive in court. While certain states have different rules and regulations regarding this, this basic principle is the same throughout. However, many citizens don’t have the necessary funds readily available to post bail so many rely on bail bonding services. Understanding the role of bail bonding services can allow you to decide whether they are the right option for you.
Bail bonding services allow people to opportunity to post bail and continue their daily lives. To do this, these services typically charge between 10 to 20 percent of the total amount due, as well as require the person attempting to post bail to put up some form of collateral. These are to ensure the person receiving the funds will be more inclined to return to court on their ordered date to resolve the legal issues posed against them. Failure to do so results in the bail bonding services collecting the collateral, as well as the person accused of the crime facing greater legal action against them.
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