How Does Bail Benefit The Community?

It may sound strange that the release of an accused criminal on bail may benefit the community, but it does. The defendants can’t be a threat to the community in order to qualify for the option of bail and by using a bondsman, the financial responsibility of ensuring the defendant makes it to all of their court dates falls onto the bail agents instead of the community.

When someone who is out on bail misses their court date the local police or sheriffs are responsible for bringing them back in. Depending on how well the department is staffed they may go search for the defendants, costing tax-payers dollars, or they may simply wait for the defendant to get into trouble again.

If a defendant used a bail company to get released the bail agents are responsible for making sure the defendant makes all of his/ her court dates. If one is missed the bail agent immediately begins to contact the defendant and make sure that he/ she is taken to the court at the bail company’s expense.

Before bail for a defendant can be set, a pretrial takes place to determine if the defendant qualifies for bail. Under current federal laws bail can be denied if; the crime was violent in nature, the maximum sentence for the crime is life imprisonment or death, a drug offense with a maximum offense of more than 10 years, the defendant is a repeat felon, the defendant poses a flight risk or is a danger to the community.

Anyone who falls into one of those categories they can not be bailed out. This means someone who has been bailed out won’t be a threat to the community. If you don’t believe this you can rely on our trustworthy bail agents to keep their clients in check and make sure the community is safe.

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