Washington Bail Bonds

No one wants to get a call from the jail letting them know that their loved one has been arrested. This is a moment that can seem scary and you may not know what to do. There are lots of laws you have to follow and all it takes is for one to be broken and that can end up with you being in jail. When you are arrested you will be taken to the jail and booked in just like anyone else. Once you are in the jail the officers will process you and this can take some time depending on how busy the jail happens to be. Once you have been booked in you will be sent to see a judge so that they can do your initial hearing. The hearing is partially to determine if you are eligible for bail and what that amount will be. The bail is set by the courts and will take into account the crime as well as the background of the person charged. There are some people that are not sure if they need to post bail or if they should be left in jail. Most people that have been arrested will need help from someone on the outside. Casey’s Bail Bonds outlines why you may want to bail your loved one out of jail.

Get Out of Jail to Spend Time at Home

No one wants to spend their time in jail where you have no freedom to do what you want. You are told when to sleep, eat and even when you are allowed to take a shower. This can be frustrating and hard to handle for many people. It can start to add stress to the person and that is why it is best to bail out of jail as soon as possible. When you are bailed out of jail you can spend time at home and with the ones that you love. You can use the time to spend with family in case you are convicted and sent to jail to complete a sentence.

Bail Out of Jail to Work on Your Legal Case

When you are arrested you are going to see a judge and they will appoint you an attorney if you are not able to afford one. This person is the one that you will need to work with to try your case. They will need to get information from you as well as the courts and the officers that arrested you. The problem is that if you are sitting in jail you are not able to meet with them and get them the information that is needed. If the jail does not allow you a visit you will not be able to talk with your attorney. When you are bailed out of jail you can work on the case and talk with your attorney to make sure that you have the best chance at winning your trial.

Make Money Working when Out of Bail

Being arrested lands you in jail and if you are not let out soon you will not be able to continue to work. If you are not working you are not able to pay your bills and continue to keep working. You want to make sure that you get bailed out so that you can continue to work and make money. This will lighten the burden that your family would otherwise have to carry while you are locked up.

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Casey’s Bail Bonds can help to get your loved one bailed out of jail. Call us today to meet with our experts.

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History of Bail Bonds

The modern bail bonds process is not an idea that was born in the United States with the birth of our country. This concept has been around in some form for as long as 4000 years, with evidence of these events in stone carvings where citizens were released from jail by having an indemnitor pledge or pay a sum to ensure the defendant would show up for trial. Often times this was property, such a sheep! These ancient stone carvings are from what is now modern day Iraq.

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A little closer to home and our time is England, where bail was also a practice to decompress the jails that were often overcrowded and deplorable conditions. In medieval England the punishments were so severe that there was little incentive for any of the accused to return for trial, as everything that they could do to avoid punishment became a common practice! The punishments faced were usually water torture or burning at the stake! The primary decision being placed on the local sheriffs soon brought about much corruption within the system, until 1275 when the Parliament stepped in and passed laws removing that power and reducing the amount of exploitation.

With the birth of America, crime was a real problem and so the lawmakers looked to the systems in England to build their way of managing criminals.  Soon the VIII Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was written, which states:

“Excessive bail should not be required, nor excessive fines imposed,

nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted”.

Since this time there have been many changes and refinements to this idea to make sure there are fair treatment for all and the safety of the communities the accused are released to. There are some federal regulations that all states must abide by, but each state has the ability to govern the laws that relate to bail bonds. The amount of the bail is still in the hands of the courts as well as the ability to deny bail for certain violations. In 1984 the Bail Reform Act was passed outlining federal guidelines for those that can be detained without bail:

* Poses a threat to the community

* May intimidate jurors or witnesses or obstruct justice

* Commits a violent or drug related crime that may carry a penalty of

death or life in prison

* Offenders with a long violent criminal past.

Even with these federal guidelines, each states court systems are left to interpret and enforce as they feel is in the best interest of their individual states. The fees involved in the bail bonds business will vary slightly depending on the state, from 10 to 15% of the total bail amount, with added charges in some cases.

We at Casey’s Bail Bonds are here for you when the unexpected comes your way! Learn more about Casey’s Bail Bonds. You do not need to navigate this schooling on your own, available 24/7.

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