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Bail Bond Modern Practice

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Based on 1996 figures, one quarter of all released felony defendants fail to appear at trial, but those released via bail bond appear more frequently than other defendants. Bond agents, also referred to as “bond dealers” have a standing security agreement with local court officials, in which they agree to post an irrevocable “blanket” bond, which will pay the court if any defendant for whom the bond agent is responsible does not appear.

Bail bond agents usually have an arrangement with an insurance company, bank or another credit provider to draw on such security, even during hours when the bank is not operating. This eliminates the need for the bondsman to deposit cash or property with the court every time a new defendant is bailed out. The laws on bail bonds are generally inconsistent throughout the United States.

Federal laws affecting it include the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution (which contains the Excessive Bail Clause) and the Bail Reform Act of 1984, which was included in the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984. The Uniform Criminal Extradition Act sponsored by the Uniform Law Commission is widely adopted.

We at Call The Bail Guy are committed to providing the highest level of customer service. We believe in the right to bail and our mission is to help you get out of jail or to help you get your loved ones out of jail, in the shortest time possible. We will guide you through the process during this difficult time and be there for you the entire way. We will assist you in keeping track of court appointments and other commitments. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you!

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