Nearly everyone has seen a jail at some point or another, whether it’s driving by one on your way to work, seeing one depicted on your favorite TV show, or visiting someone in one. People who find themselves in that gray and depressing building have only one thought, “get me out of here.” In our modern criminal justice system the way to get out of jail before your trial date is to post bail. In order to do this, you will most likely need a bail bondsman. If someone you loved and cared about was arrested, how would you find a quality Salt Lake City bail bondsman?
Month: August 2013
When it comes to anything related to the law, prepare yourself for lots of technical terms and jargon. Words like “misdemeanor” and “bondsmen” and “bail forfeiture” start flying around and you’re expected to understand them. This is especially important if you’re the one in trouble. One term that you should make sure you understand bail. Bail can be critical and skipping out on your bail can have serious consequences.
It is rare that you hear individuals going around quoting information from the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Everyone seems informed about the First and its guarantee of “freedom of speech.” And with the current political climate, the Second Amendment has experienced a resurgence in popularity with many citizen’s concern over their “right to bear arms.”
Bail is a trade of property or money with a court for releasing a suspect from jail in exchange for the return of the suspect for trial. If the suspect does not appear for the scheduled court date, then the bail is forfeited. It is common in some cases for the bail money to be returned at the end of the trial, if the suspect makes all scheduled court appearances. The money is returned regardless of whether or not the suspect is found innocent or guilty.