Colorado Bail Bond Resources
When you or someone you know is arrested, you’ll probably have many questions. Our team has the answers you’re looking for when it comes to getting out of jail. ABC Bail Bonds offers fast response times and flexible payment plans. Turn to us when you need to help someone get out of jail. We’re happy to provide our service and answer your questions. For your reference, here are some Colorado bail bond resources.
The Varieties of Bail
In our criminal justice system, defendants are innocent until proven guilty. With that in mind, judges often grant defendants the opportunity to be released from jail while they await their trial date. There are cases, of course, when bail is denied because the defendant is considered a threat to others or a flight risk. The bail amount, which the court returns upon the closing of the case, is meant to act as collateral that the released defendant will come back to court on the designated date and time. Below are the ways in which bail is commonly paid.
Cash bail refers to when the arrested individual, or someone on that person’s behalf, pays the bail amount in full directly to the court.
A surety bond is a more technical name for a bail bond. To post bail through a surety bond, you go through a bondsman. Since most people do not have the readily available funds to post cash bail, they often pay a percentage of the full amount to a bondsman, who posts the bail and keeps the percentage as payment. The surety bond is a contractual arrangement between the defendant, the bondsman, and the court that the defendant will appear in court or the bondsman, will be responsible for paying the full bond amount.
Often, bond companies will accept assets other than cash. Defendants may put up property as collateral. In this arrangement, though, the property must be valued higher than the bond, as there is more effort involved in recuperating the expense if the defendant fails to appear in court.
Release on Own Recognizance (ROR)
This release option is usually reserved for non-violent, first-time offenders. In some cases, the judge may decide that the defendant may be released without paying a bail amount. This is called being released on the defendant’s own recognizance, as the individual is responsible for ensuring that he or she appears at the next hearing.
Need to Afford Bail Even though You’re in Debt?
The idea behind bail is that defendants understand the seriousness of the accusations against them and the importance of appearing at all future court dates until the resolution of the case. This is one reason why bail amounts are often so high. So what do you do if you’re in debt or you have no savings to fall back on? Don’t worry; you still have options.
Contact ABC Bail Bonds
Our company makes the bail process as simple and easy as we can. Our services are available statewide, and we offer affordable payment plans. We’ll work out an arrangement that’s honest and fair. You don’t have to pay the full cash amount of bail. Our company will offer a reasonable bond option. With us, you receive personalized service and local rates. Remember, though, that once you or the person you’re helping is out on bail, attending every court date is vitally important.
Contact us when you need to post bail. We serve customers in Denver, Jefferson, Adams, and Arapahoe Counties, Colorado.