The U.S. bail system is a defendant’s best ally. It is often the only way a suspect can gain the freedom to retain a defense lawyer and work to prove his or her innocence. Our constitution protects us from unjustified persecution by providing us with the right to be assumed innocent until proven guilty. It goes on to outline our right to legal representation, to face our accuser in a court of law and to have our case heard before a jury of our peers.
Of course the public deserves to be protected from suspects who have been accused of a violent crime. That is why some defendants may not be granted bail. But as a rule every arrestee is given the right to non-excessive bail. That being said, it is also a fact that most people aren’t able to afford to pay the entire amount of the bail set by a judge, and that is why they reach out for help from a bail bondsman.
A bail bondsman will confer with the client or his family member to find out more about the case and determine that the client is a responsible person who will live up to the terms of the bail that have been laid down by the court. The bondsman will charge the client only a small percentage of the total amount of the bail to will post a bond and promise restitution to the court if his client doesn’t present himself for the trial date.
Once bail has been arranged the defendant will be able to return to his home and family and to continue to provide for them without fear of losing his employment and consequently his property along with his standing in the community.
Without the opportunity for bail the presumption of innocence provided for in the constitution would be meaningless. A suspect would simply go to jail and be forced to stay there as if he had already been convicted of a crime.
It’s important to know your rights under the law. BWB Bail Bonds is there to help you understand how bail works. Call them @ 720-358-2908.