“Due process” is the term that applies to the rule that the laws of the land are brought to bear upon all citizens equally, and in particular those who have been accused of committing a crime, but have not yet been found guilty or proven to be innocent. The various rights and privileges that go along with this perception are described under several individual amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
The eighth amendment deals in part with bail and states that “excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” Along with these rights come some responsibilities. A person who is released on bail is granted his temporary freedom with the stipulation that he return to the jurisdiction for pre-trial hearings at the judge’s discretion. Any evidence of witness tampering on the part of the defendant will be considered grounds for revocation of bail.
In conjunction with the crime he is accused of the defendant’s way of life may be constricted in some ways. If a defendant is seen to be a considerable flight risk he may be required to turn over his passport until final judgement has been determined. There are also some general rules to follow that include a curfew, association with known criminals or being found in possession of drugs or weapons.
A defendant who is out on bail will have a lot of decisions to make. He will be meeting with his attorney and weighing his options, maybe even helping to locate witnesses for his defense. Just trying to remember all the details surrounding the circumstances leading up to his arrest may be a taxing effort. A bail bondsman can take some of the pressure off by helping the defendant remember court dates and keeping concerned family members aware of the consequences that could come as a result of missing a required appearance. The agent assigned to the case will work as a part of the team to keep his client free to assist in forming a credible defense.
You can rely on the resources and experience of the agents associated with BWB Bail Bonds of Denver with services throughout the state of Colorado. Call us @ 720-358-2908.