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Steps To Bail Someone Out Of Jail

At Sanctuary Bail Bonds, we work with families, spouses, parents, and even friends of defendants. Many of the defendants and their families have never been through the criminal justice system. They are confused and often overwhelmed by the process. There are some...

How Is Bail Determined?

It can be difficult for defendants and their friends and family to understand how bail is determined by the court. While there is some discretionary leeway for the judge, there is a specific set of criteria that is used to set the amount of bail in any given case....

What Is Collateral?

Collateral for a bond is just like collateral for any type of loan. It is a type of asset that has value. It is held by the bail bond company as a form of insurance. When the defendant appears for court and fulfills his or her promise to appear at all court events,...

The Basics Of A Cash Bond Or Surety Bond

There are different types of bail bonds possible. Two common options are a cash bond and a surety bond. While they are similar, there are a few critical differences to keep in mind. The Cash Bond A cash bond is exactly what it sounds like. It is a cash exchange...

How Do You Get Out Of A Bail Bond Contract?

A bail bond is a longstanding tool that is used to provide insurance to the court that a person who is arrested and charged for a crime can be released and show up for the court date. The bond is collateral that is set by the judge. When determining the amount of the...

What Do Bail Bond Companies Do?

One of the first things that happen when you’re arrested on charges of a crime is you will appear before a judge to determine the charges and set any bail if appropriate. Unfortunately for many people, the amount of bail set is too high to pay without causing undue...

Learn About the Different Types of Bail Forms

Once you’re arrested and charged with a crime, you aren’t necessarily stuck in jail until your trial. As long as you don’t pose a significant risk to society or you haven’t previously broken bail, chances are you will be able to post bail and keep up with your...

How to a Calculate Bail Bond?

When you are arrested for a crime and first appear in front of a judge, you are likely to be assigned a bail amount that allows you to go back to your normal lifestyle while you await your hearing. The amount set varies depending on the judge, as well as the severity...

4 Reasons For Having Bail Revoked

When you contract with a bail bond agency, you are guaranteeing you will show up to your court hearings so your case can be tried appropriately. While bail is a right for most individuals, except those who pose a potentially significant risk to society, most people...

4 Bail Bond Myths and the Truth Behind Them

When you or a loved one have been incarcerated and need the assistance of a bail bondsmen, finding the right company can be stressful. The process can seem difficult but the good news is bail bonds are often an excellent option to ensure you can get on with your life...