Our existing bail system stems from the medieval ages when English judges traveled around the various jurisdictions holding court and making rulings. The jails weren’t equipped to hold defendants until the judge arrived so they accepted the word of another party who pledged that the defendant would return for trial if he was allowed his freedom until that date. Over the course of time a cash value, what we now know as “bail,” was placed on that freedom.
The Eighth Amendment to our U.S. was also influenced by the British by virtue of the English Bill of Rights which pronounced that “excessive bail” be restricted. Our amendment is very close in context stating that “excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed….”
The Judiciary Act of 1789 went on to declare all crimes bailable with the exception of those that could carry the maximum sentence. In capital cases the determination of bail is left to the judge’s discretion, with certain limitations to apply.
The central theme of today’s bail bond industry is to provide clients the freedom to get back to their normal daily lives after being arrested and incarcerated for a bailable offense. Agents of BWB Bail Bonds in Denver carry that concept a step further by being involved with the families of their clients and seeing to it that everybody gets through what can be a traumatic experience for all concerned.
Bryan Easley is the founder of BWB and shares his background experience in law enforcement and the judicial system with the agents that he employs. He has expanded his business to reach across the state of Colorado offering help to people who find themselves in a seemingly impossible predicament. Bryan was recently named as the President of the Professional Bail Agents of Colorado and continues to be active in all areas of community interest.
A BWB agent will answer your call for help any time of the day or night. Phone 720-358-2908.