Getting arrested is a frightening occurrence to most. For the people getting arrested for the first time, it can be more than overwhelming to say the least. When it comes to paying your bail, you are presented with two options; a money bail or a bail bond. Some may consider just using cash to pay their bails, but using a bail bond offers more benefits than you might suppose. With that in mind, we at Ajua Bail Bonds would like to take the opportunity to discuss the advantages of using bail bonds as opposed to money bail.
Advantages of a Bail Bond Over Paying Cash
1) Exempts the Defendant from Paying Excessive Fines and Costs:
Surety bonds cannot be used to pay fines and costs, unlike the cash bails. To break that down, basically, the party you are borrowing money from, for example, a surety company, will never be responsible for the defendant’s misconduct. The court can easily order that the cash be utilized to pay the fines and taxes. There are many examples and documented cases where the fine amount can be higher than if a surety bond was used. In the end, using a bail bond can save you some cash.
2) The Court-Appointed Lawyer is Accessible. The odds the court will not appoint a public defender to handle your case significantly increase when paying cash. In order for the court to be more charitable in giving you an attorney, they need to assume you are in need, better to prove so when using a bail bond service instead of money bail.
3) Protects You from the Odds of Loss. Trouble for you, the court can be technically counted as a bail violation which is a trouble for you in the event that an inadvertent failure to appear before the court occurred. This will cause your bail amount to be forfeited. In the event that you have posted a money bail for your temporary release, the consequences will be more severe. Additionally, those paying money bail will assume harsher penalties if you appear in the wrong department or arrive late as opposed to those that use bail bonds.
4) Helps Secure Your Personal Information. Cash bails do not help provide any kind of discretion and getting arrested is an embarrassing and shameful event to happen to most people. If that information gets leaked, the consequences can be damaging. The information given to the bail bondsman is held in the strictest of confidence, a very helpful advantage.
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These are just a few of the benefits available to bailing out of jail when using bail bonds. Along with these benefits, it helps when you don’t have the funds to pay your bail and gives you an alternative to asking family or friends to borrow the amount. Taking advantage of the bail bond can help you get out of jail to prepare your defense and to make arrangements in your personal life. If you have been arrested in Fresno, CA or surrounding areas, call Ajua Bail Bonds to get your bail posted as quickly as possible.