If the crime is a minor offense you may get a citation at the arresting officer’s discretion, which means you never really get taken into custody. The officer does not take the suspect to the station; instead, they issues a citation and order them to appear before a judge on a specific date or face a fine for not showing up to court.
Cash bail is the simplest way of paying for bail, however, it is not the most affordable. This is just where you pay the entire bail amount with cash. With this type of payment, you get all of your money back from the court once you make all the required court appearances . You will get cash back when the bonds is discharged or the case is decided on.
On a few occasions you may attend a bail hearing and just by simply making a promise that you will appear before a judge on the given date, sign paperwork with the court, and then you may be released from custody. You may also get your “time served.” There will a fine or warrant for not appearing in court.
Non-citizens and non-residents present in the United States who are arrested for a crime need the help of an experienced bail bondsman who knows how to navigate the challenges of immigration holds and bail bonds. It takes years of experience working with the courts to handle immigration bonds, Doc’s knows what your options are and how to navigate.
Doc’s fast and friendly bondsmen will grant you a surety bond so that you can get your loved one out of jail now and then pledge that the bond will be paid off if the defendant does not appear in court. Bail is the court and justice systems’ way of ensuring that the defendant fulfills all of his or her requirements to appear and court and handle the criminal case.
DUI DWI Bonds
Charges for driving while intoxicated, also known as driving under the influence can be serious crimes which can lead to long jail time and eventually prison if the person is convicted of enough of them, but of course not everyone who is arrested and jailed for an drunk while driving crime is guilty of it, and they certainly don’t want to sit in jail awaiting trial.
Property or Collateral Bonds
This is a type of bail bond that can be done through a bail bondsman. You use this type of bond if you do not have cash on hand, but you do have equity held in a home, car, or other property. You can use this property as collateral. A lien will be placed on your home or other property that is being used as collateral.
Drug Crime Bonds
Charges for drug related crimes like possession or possession with intent to distribute can be serious crimes which can lead to long jail time and eventually prison but of course not everyone who is arrested and jailed for a drug related crime is guilty of it, and they certainly don’t want to sit in jail awaiting trial.