After the shock of being arrested wears off, your next immediate thought is how do you get out. You have a vague understanding that you will have to pay bail to get out of jail. So what is bail? And how is it set?
ASAP Bail Bonds is a bail bond company serving Gwinnett, Barrow, Cobb, and Walton Counties in Georgia. Our exceptional bail bond service helps you or a loved one get out of jail quickly. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. When you’re arrested, give us a call. We can get the bail bond process started. Below, we’ll take a look at how bail is set. Call now!
HOW IS BAIL SET?
Bail is the amount of money you pay to the court in order to go free until your court date. A judge sets the amount of bail based on many factors, including the crime you are charged with, whether you’ve been arrested before, your flight risk, and whether the judge believes you are a danger to the community at large being free. Bail is set at your first court hearing after your arrest.
A lot of crimes have a standard amount set, especially if they are petty misdemeanors. This allows those arrested to get out of jail sooner without having to see a judge. The US constitution deems via the Eighth Amendment that judges not set “excessive bail.” This is primarily to keep the courts from using bail to raise money. The point of bail is to ensure those arrested show up to court and to give them the opportunity to be free while awaiting trial since they have not been convicted of a crime. That being said, judges can set bail at an exorbitant amount that they know the suspect cannot pay in order to keep them in jail.
What Are Your Rights?
You have the right to request for your bail to be lowered either at a special bail hearing or when you first appear in court for your arraignment, or where you formally hear the charge against you. You can also be released without having to pay bail at all on our own recognizance.
Judges can also impose conditions upon your release from jail. If you violate one of the conditions, your bail will be forfeited, and you’ll be put back in jail. Some common conditions include not to break the law or not to come in contact with alleged victims in cases of domestic violence.
Options to Pay Bail
- A bond
CHOOSE ASAP BAIL BONDS IN COBB COUNTY TODAY
ASAP Bail Bonds offers the best bail bond services. We do our best to collect the information we need from you and the fee so that we can get the paperwork going and you can go free. With bail bonds, you only pay a small fraction of your actual bail amount. We can help you with financing options as well, or by putting up collateral. Our mission is to help you any way we can. We understand that being out of jail while you await your trial offers many benefits, such as being able to take care of your family, being able to work, and being able to meet with your criminal defense attorney freely. With our bail bond services, you can lead a normal life.
Our local bail bondsmen serve Gwinnett, Cobb, Barrow, and Walton Counties. We have a deep understanding of the arrest, bail, and arraignment process, and we can help you every step of the way. While you are awaiting trial, we are here to answer your questions as well. Once you show up to court, you owe us nothing more. Call our bail bondsman today!