When someone is arrested, there's a process that allows him to receive temporary release from jail in exchange for monetary payment. This payment is called bail, a commitment expected of the defendant to make all scheduled court hearings in exchange for staying out of jail. Bail is typically refunded to the accused (if he pays) or the bail bond agency when the court date appearances are over.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
At the moment, there are over 730,000 people nationwide locked up in local jails, most of whom are non-violent offenders who don’t have the means to post bail. The actual number of violent crimes is steadily declining, even cut to half in the past two decades, but the number of people being admitted to jails have doubled during the same period. Generally, convicts will be sent to prison to carry out their sentences, while those awaiting their own hearing or trial are sent to jail. Currently, there are over 231 people sent to jail for every 100,000 US residents, and some of them will resort to pleading guilty just to have a shorter sentence and get back to their lives as soon as they can.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Many will remember the Baltimore riots last April through a defining picture showing an 18-year-old man smashing a police car with a traffic cone, yet most of them probably can’t recall what happened after the iconic picture was taken. The man, identified as Allen Bullock, soon after turned himself in to authorities after being persuaded by his stepfather, and is now facing a long time in jail because his family couldn’t afford his bail amounting to over $500,000. Is your loved one facing the same situation as Bullock, and you can’t afford to the bail that would get him out of jail? Generally, there are two options for Orange County defendants who couldn’t pay bail: either they serve their jail time while waiting for trial, or pay a percentage of their bail and trust the help of reputable Orange County bail bonds services.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Carrying drugs around can land you in jail. It is never amusing to be accused of carrying and consuming banned substances, more so when you’ve ran afoul of law-enforcement personnel who might make things harder for you, thus forcing you to be let out on bail.