Bail is something you hear about when someone gets arrested. The news is filled with information about how an arrested person was released on bail for ‘X’ thousands of dollars, and is due in court in ‘X’ weeks. How does bail really work in these situations?
An individual who has been arrested will be taken to jail to be booked. He will be scheduled for a court trial which will determine his guilt or innocence. Prior to the conclusion of the case, he can spend the time in jail, or be released on bail.