Who Determines Bail Prices?

Everyone grasps the concept that bail is expensive. While bail bonds can greatly reduce the cost, they still tend to cost a couple thousand dollars. This is the kind of money that most people do not have lying around, waiting to be spent. It makes you wonder, if everyone knows bail is super expensive, why is it set so high? Who controls what a person’s bail is set at anyways?

Here in the United States, the 8th amendment to the Constitution protects us from excessive bail. Unfortunately for many people, today’s bail prices feel very excessive. However, there is some reason behind the high bail prices. Bail is meant to be used as incentive for a defendant to return to court for his or her trial...

How Can a Defendant Get Out of Jail?

Someone who is arrested has been accused of a crime. They are legally considered innocent until proven guilty in court, but their trial in court may not happen for some time after their arrest. What happens to the accused during this time? It is not fair to keep the accused in custody unless they are considered danger to the community, or they are likely to flee before their trial. If the defendant is deemed safe, he or she has the opportunity to post bail and be released from custody.

A defendant can post bail by paying the entire bail by him or herself, or with the help of loved ones. They will need to turn over 100% of the bail cost before they can actually be released, but this is refundable later on as long as they show up for their scheduled court date.

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We Cannot Lower Bail but We Can Bail You Out Affordably

It is not often that a judge will reduce a person’s bail after setting it. The judge is the only person who can lower bail; not even a lawyer can lower a defendant’s bail. Although it is rare for bail to be reduced, it does happen. This was the case recently in a matter involving the police shooting of a Bay Area man. The man’s original bail was set at $2 million, but was later lowered to $105 thousand after the judge reviewed body camera footage, revealing more truths and facts than were originally reported.

Because the majority of defendants will not be able to get their bail lowered, the best situation for them is to post bail using a bail bond from San Francisco Bail Bond Store...

Yes, Your Tax Return can be Used Towards Bail

At San Francisco Bail Bond Store, we are often asked if tax return money can be applied towards bail bond payments and the answer is always yes. Once the return is successfully transferred into your bank account, it is 100% your money and up to you to decide what you want to do with it. This means you can use it to pay for a bail bond.

If you wish to use your tax return money for a bail bond payment, then you can write a check or send in cash. San Francisco Bail Bond Store also has a convenient and secure online payment portal if you wish to use a debit or credit card for payment.

Make sure you stay on top of your bail bond payment plan. Keep receipts of transactions and payments. Do not fall behind because this would jeopardize the bail bond and your loved one’s freedom.

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How You Might be able to Lower Bail for Your Loved One

Did you know that you can help lower your loved one’s bail amount from say, $90,000 to $9,000? That is a 90% decrease and the way this can happen is if you consult with Linda Mar Bail Bond Store.

Our bail bonds are much more affordable and flexible than cash bail. They cost 10% of the defendant’s full bail amount and you get a flexible payment plan to pay this 10% off. You usually cannot have the overall bail amount lowered, so this is the best way to tackle the situation. Do not worry, you have got an excellent team at Linda Mar Bail Bond Store behind you.

You can get a free consultation with Linda Mar Bail Bond Store, one of California’s most reliable and trustworthy bail bond companies. We will make sure to bail your loved one out of jail as soon as possible. Linda Mar Bail Bond...

Bail Bond Contingencies

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While bail bonds offer more flexibility and are more affordable than cash bail, there are a few extra contingencies attached to bail bonds than cash bail.

With cash bail, the defendant has to stay out of trouble, show up for court, and if applicable, obey curfew, travel restrictions, restraining orders, or attend classes.

With bail bonds, all of the above still apply, but the defendant will also have to make sure payments are made on time and in-full. They will also may need to pledge collateral and get a loved one to co-sign the bail bond.

Though there are a few extra steps involved with using bail bonds, they are far more flexible and accommodating, which is why more people typically choose to post bail with bail bonds, even if they can afford cash bail.

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Affordable Bail Bonds Are Ideal

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The holidays put everyone in a more giving mood, but do not expect everyone to be super nice. You cannot get away with everything! Take the police for example. If they need to give you a speeding ticket, they will. If they need to arrest you, they will. You probably will not get lucky and be let off with a warning.

If you are taken into custody, you will be booked and arraigned. It is at your arraignment where you will be formally charged for the crime you were arrested for. You will also be notified of your bail, if you are eligible for bail. The judge may grant you bail and if so, you can post with cash bail or a bail bond.

Most people go the bail bond route because affording 100% cash bail is not easy. A bail bond will come with a professional bail agent and a customized payment plan...

What Else Can a Bail Agent Do?

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Most bail agents, especially those at South Beach Bail Bond Store, are trained professionals and are experts in their field. They can help you rescue your friend or family member from jail and get him or her home safely.

Did you know that some bail agents can help you with something else?

Some bail agents can help you check to see if you have a warrant. If you think that there might be a warrant out for arrest, you can have a bail agent check for you. You will be able to know for sure if you have anything that you need to worry about. Usually, all you need to do is give the bail agent some information; your name, birthday, and the county where you think the warrant was issued. After that, the bail agent can tell you if you have a warrant or not.

If you do not have a warrant, then you have...