The prison system in the United States can be confusing. Legal jargon and the intricacies of the justice system can overwhelm people who don’t have experience with it. That’s why A-EZ out is going to help guide you through some key parts of the process. The first thing you should know is that when we post your bond, the money is held by the court until your trial ends. When your trial concludes, we will retain our 10% fee, and return any excess property placed for collateral to you. After your release, the court will schedule your first court date. Then, you will receive either an indictment or a pre-indictment offer. You will either accept a plea bargain (if one is offered) or proceed to court to defend yourself, in front of a jury of your peers.
Amidst all this, feelings of confusion, anxiety, frustration, and sadness may begin to fester. It’s important to lean on friends and family for emotional support during this time. Upon your release, you should also hire an attorney who can provide legal counsel. The system is complex, but with A-EZ Out Bail Bonds you can get back to work and your other obligations quickly. A reputable bail bond agency can help make your life easier. We can post your bond when you don’t have the funds or access to post it on your own.
Continue reading to discover how to make bail by purchasing a bail bond.
How to Get Out of Jail Before Court
Now, bail can be posted in a number of ways. One way is by paying the set bail amount in full via cash or check. Another way is by signing over ownership rights to property, signing a released on your own recognizance (O.R.) statement that says the defendant will appear in court at a given time or giving a bond in the full amount of the set bail.
Many people post bail bonds in order to get out of jail, because it is the most accessible solution to the vast majority of people put into the system. A defendant can post bail by purchasing a personal bond, which swears that the defendant will appear in court and no payment is required for release, other than an administration fee. A personal bond is usually reserved for those with no criminal history and petty crime accusations. Another way is just outright paying bail in full, but that’s often not a possible solution for people with financial constraints. This is where bail bonds come into play.
How to Get a Bail Bond
Either the defendant or their family can obtain a bail bond from a bondsman. A bail bondsman is any person, agency, or corporation that gives money or property to the court on behalf of the defendant. This acts as a pledge for the defendant’s appearance in court later.
There is usually an obligation for the co-signer and defendant to pay 10% of the bond itself and put up collateral to ensure approval. The company that posts the bond is responsible for the full bail amount if the defendant skips court. The co-signer is responsible for covering the bond and fees to get the defendant back in custody.
Bail Bonds with A-EZ Out Bail Bonds
A-EZ Out Bail Bonds is a quick, painless, and easy fix to a defendant’s problems with posting bail. We understand that sitting in jail until your court appearance can cut into other obligations a defendant may be responsible for, such as work, family, school, and more. That’s why A-EZ Out Bail Bonds is here to assume responsibility for what may be a high bail amount that a defendant can’t cover themselves. Our bondsmen want to help you maintain as much normalcy as possible while awaiting your court date.