If you are arrested and accused of a crime, you may have to spend time in jail until your court appearance. Your other option is to post bail via a bail bond. Most localities have bail schedules which specify bail amounts for some common crimes. Schedules vary widely according to locality, type of crime, and residency.
If a bail schedule is not available, a judge will set a bail amount at a suspect’s first court appearance. Judges usually adhere to standard practice of setting the same bail amount for the same offense. However they may also raise, lower, or waive bail altogether and grant release on a defendant’s own recognizance or “O.R.” depending on the circumstances.
Other factors that influence bail amounts include a defendant’s past criminal record, their employment status, or if the person a flight risk.
A lawyer is not required to arrange for bail. A person may post cash or phone a bail bondsman to arrange the bail if the person doesn’t not have the cash. Relatives or friends can also purchase a bail bond from a bail bond agent.
Call SMD & HLS Bail Bonds today if you, a relative or a friend is needing bailed out. We will arrange bail as quickly as possible and our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.