The rules and regulations governing the bail procedure vary from state to state. Some are general and others specific to each individual jurisdiction. Unless you are somehow familiar with the way the process works, you shouldn’t be expected to know what you’re facing if and when you are presented with having to arrange bail for yourself or someone close to you. There are some facts that you will need to know.
“Making bail” and “bonding out” are both terms used when people talk about getting released from police custody after an arrest. What it boils down to is that a person or representative has paid money to the court so that the accused suspect can be free until the date of his trial. The terms of this freedom and the court dates at which he must appear will be determined by a judge. As long as the defendant adheres to all the stipulations he will maintain his freedom but if he fails to do so his bail may be revoked.
Most defendants rely on a bail bondsman to make arrangements for their release. The bondsman promises the court to be responsible for the defendant while he is out on bail and to see to it that the defendant makes every court appearance that is required of him.
The bond agency will charge a nominal fee of 10-15% of the bail set by the court. The bondsman assigned to the defendant will guide him through the process from the beginning and be available for counsel until the time his case is resolved, regardless of the outcome.
The judges in each respective state county have what is known as a bail schedule to refer to when they are deciding on the amount of bail that is to be set in any particular case. This schedule is determined by the seriousness of the crime and is given to change at a judge’s discretion.
BWB Bail Bonds has agents available for service throughout Colorado. Call 720-358-2908 for help 24/7.