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There Are Alternatives To Cash For Bail

There may come a day when you will be asked to bail a close family member out of jail. Even an innocent bystander can be arrested and incarcerated just by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or you may have seen trouble coming because of a new set of friends your loved one has been associating with. Whatever the case, getting someone released from police custody can be an expensive proposition, depending in part on the seriousness of the crime and the extent of his involvement.

If you can’t come up with the money to pay the bondsman’s premium, there are a few other ways to arrange for his services. Some kind of property is the most commonly used form of collateral. If you own your own home for instance, you may sign over the deed to the bondsman in lieu of paying him cash money. If he will accept a more tangible asset such as a piece of jewelry, he will take possession of it and keep it in a safe place until the termination of the bail agreement. If all conditions of the bail have been met, you will get your collateral back, less the premium, when the case has been resolved – whatever the outcome.

Agreeing to arrange for someone’s bail means that you will be somewhat responsible for his actions while he is free and that you will help to see to it that he returns to court for all appointed dates. If he runs from his obligation to the court, the bondsman will be called upon to either bring the defendant back to the jurisdiction or pay the entire amount of an outstanding bail. If this happens, the bondsman may sell your collateral to cover his expenses. Obviously It is in your own best interests to keep a close eye on the defendant.

BWB Bail Bonds agents are all experienced in their field and know how easy it is for a person to get in over his head before he knows it. Clients can expect an understanding attitude along with a practical know-how of the legal system when they deal with BWB. Call the agency @ 720-358-2908

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