the ease of getting bail bonds, confusion and mystery persist
regarding types of bail bonds available from a bail
bondsman in Washington County, PA.
Around-the-clock bail bond service is the norm in most states but few
prospective clients know exactly what kind of bail bond they should
get when an untimely arrest happens. Here’s a basic rundown.
words “bond” and “bail” often occur
interchangeably. Technically, “bail” refers to a fee the
court imposes to guarantee a defendant’s reappearance during trial
proceedings. A “bond” is a promise posted to the court by a
bondsman on behalf of the defendant. The promise reassures the court
that the bondsman intends to cover the defendant’s bail if the latter
fails to appear.
result, experts often use the word bond to reference a particular way
the defendant or a third party pays bail. For example, a cash bond is
the full bail amount paid in cash.
own recognizance bond is the defendant’s signed promise to reappear
for court proceedings; under these circumstances, the court imposes
no bail, per se, taking the defendant’s criminal history, flight
risk, and the severity of the crime into account.
Types of Basic Bonds
transfer bond is a bond purchased outside of the state and
transferred for use in Pennsylvania. One of the cheapest bonds, the
10-Percent Bail Bond, requires the defendant to bond out of jail by
paying a mere 10 percent of the total bail amount.
a surety bond typically costs about 10 to 15 percent of the full bail
amount. This premium is a nonrefundable fee for the bond agent. In
exchange for the fee, the bond agent posts bail to the court in the
form of a surety bond, a vow to cover the entire cost of bail if the
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