Bail Bonds over Cash Bail – Here Is Why

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Bail bonds are an alternative method to posting cash bail. Cash bail can be in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The full amount must be paid in order for the defendant to be released.

Bail bonds, on the other hand, offer more flexibility and breathing room.

• A professional bail agent facilitates the entire process.
• Only 10% of the full bail amount will be paid.
• This 10% is paid off on a customized payment plan.
• Only paperwork needs to be completed for the defendant to be freed; the payment plan extends beyond the defendant’s release date.

The main catch is that with cash bail, this money can be refunded, but the 10% for a bail bond is not refundable. Nonetheless, most people post bail using bail bonds because there is more guidance and assistance...

Anyone Can Use Bail Bonds – Even Celebrities!

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If you think that the only people who use bail bonds to get out of jail are people who are not as well off as others, you are wrong. It does not matter what your household income is, anyone can use bail bonds to post bail, even celebrities.

Lindsay Lohan
She has had her fair share of legal issues. She definitely kept her bail bondsman busy, like in 2010 when she violated her probation multiple times. Her bail bondsman took care of everything and she was allowed to stay out of jail until her hearing.

Nicholas Cage
In 2011, his bail bondsman, and friend, helped him post his $11,000 bail with a bail bond.

Katt Williams
He was out on bail in 2009, but failed to make his bail bond payments due to sheer lack of responsibility, not his lack of funds...

How Soon Can Bail Be Posted?

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When it comes to getting arrested, posting bail, dealing with trial, and all that not-so-good-stuff, the length of time it takes can vary depending on the defendant and the situation. However, the general steps are the same:

• Arrest
• Booking
• Arraignment
• Post bail
• Prepare for trial
• Trial

Booking occurs immediately after the arrest. The arraignment follows shortly thereafter. If a defendant is eligible to post bail, then the immediacy of jail release is dependent on how quickly the defendant and his or her loved ones can gather up the money for bail.

Bail can be in the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Getting this sum of money for cash bail can take some time...