Many people have heard of the term bail, but do they know what it means? Bail is a confusing legal subject that many people probably won’t have to face in their lives. In this video, you will learn about what a bail bond is and how it works in our society today.
A bail is posted by a judge after your initial court date. Depending on the nature of your crime, the bail could be cheap or really expensive. The more serious the crime the larger the cash amount is.
If you are able to pay the bail, then you can leave jail and continue your normal life until your court date. If you are present on all of your court dates, then you will receive your bail back.
Bail bond services are people or companies that can provide you the money for your bail if you can’t get it yourself. They usually charge 10% of the bail as a way to make money.
No one wants to be in a situation where you have to post bail, but people may make a mistake are mistaken for someone else, so it’s important to know what you have to do when bail is posted.