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There are some crimes that have pre-assigned bail amounts attached to them. They are known as “common criminal charges,” and include burglary, assault and battery, drug possession,aiding and abetting, and theft. The mandatory bail for each of these charges is listed on a chart which is posted at most local or district jails. This is to the advantage of the defendant in that he won’t have to wait to appear before a judge for bail to be set. If he has the money or can make arrangements to produce it he will be able to be released asap. Most bail bond agencies are available to clients on a 24/7 basis so that if a defendant has been charged with a common crime he can call for immediate help.

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution makes it possible for an accused person to be released on bail instead of having to stay in jail to await his trial date. The introduction of amendment eight was meant to protect the rights of the individual but at the same time it alleviates some of the burden of our overcrowded jails.

The prison system in this country is accountable for the adequate health care, decent living conditions and the protection of inmates from the violent actions of others. If our correctional facilities become overpopulated the quality of life behind bars will be significantly altered, sometimes to the point of creating life threatening conditions for the staff members as well as the prisoners.

Bail bonds are important to the solution of the overcrowding of our jails. Even when a defendant is granted his right to bail he most likely will not be able to come up with the money on his own, or even with the help of his loved ones. A bail agency offers these defendants an alternative. They charge a minimal fee to post the required bail money to ensure that the defendant will appear in court on the assigned dates.

Exercise your right to bail in Colorado by calling BWB Bail Bonds @ 720-358-2908. Agents are on hand around the clock for your convenience.

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