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3 Common Myths About Bail Bonds and Getting Out of Jail After an Arrest

 Posted on May 20, 2021 in Bail Bonds

The Colony bail agentsMany people who get arrested have little to no experience with the criminal justice system. In these cases, a person and their family members may not fully understand their requirements for posting bail and getting released. The various myths about bail and the misconceptions people may have about bail bondsmen can add to this confusion. However, with the right bail agent on your side, you can make sure you understand the bail bonds process, and you can help a person get out of jail quickly. As you address issues related to bail, you will want to understand the truth behind the following myths:

Myth #1: A Person Must Pay Cash Bail in Full Before They Can Be Released

When discussing the amount that must be paid before a person can be released from police custody, people often use the term “cash bail.” Because of this, it is understandable that you may think you will need to put down a certain amount in cash. If you do not have significant financial resources, you may feel that there is no way you will be able to come up with thousands of dollars in cash on short notice, and getting out of jail may seem impossible.

However, when you work with a bail bondsman, you will usually only need to pay 10% of the total amount of bail. This amount will not need to be paid in cash or even all at once. At Doc’s Bail Bonds, we accept credit cards, and we can also work with you to create a payment plan without performing any credit checks. If you need time to raise money, we can hold property as collateral. We will work with you to make sure posting bail will be as affordable as possible.

Myth #2: A Bail Bondsman Can Negotiate the Amount of Bail

Unfortunately, bail bondsmen have no power over the amount of bail that must be paid. Bail is set by a judge at the arraignment that takes place after a person is arrested. In many cases, standard bail amounts are used based on the specific crime or crimes a person is charged with. A judge may also consider other factors when setting bail, such as whether a person presents a danger to their community or whether they are likely to flee before their trial can be held. While we cannot negotiate a lower amount of bail for you, we can ensure that the amount of bail that is set by a judge is paid promptly, ensuring that a person can be released.

Myth #3: A Person Is Free to Do Whatever They Want When They Are Out on Bail

In addition to setting an amount of bail, a judge may also place certain restrictions on a person during their criminal case. These may include requiring them to stay within a certain geographical area to ensure that they do not attempt to flee. A person may also be prohibited from associating with known criminals or participating in certain types of activities, such as drug use. At Doc’s Bail Bonds, we will advise you of what you will need to do while you are out on bail, and we can help ensure that you will make it to all necessary court dates during your case.

Contact Our Collin County Bail Bond Agents

No matter where you are located or where a person is being held in jail, Doc’s Bail Bonds can provide the assistance you need. We will make sure bail can be posted as quickly and affordably as possible. Contact a Dallas County bail bondsman 24/7 at 214-747-4110 to get out of jail fast.

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