Nobody wants to get arrested. Unfortunately, people make mistakes and these mistakes get them arrested. Luckily, there are measures in place that can help you get out of jail as quickly as possible. The common example of this is a bail bond.
What is a Bail Bond?
Before you learn about bail bonds, you should know about bail. Bail is an amount set forth by the court that will get you out of jail until the court date. Once you pay the entire amount in cash, you will be released. This ensures you will show up for court. If you do show up, the total amount is returned to you or used towards your court costs or fines.
A bail bond is issued by a bail bondsmen. It is typically 10% of the total amount of the cash bail. The bondsmen ensure the court that you will show up to …