In 2002, Ru-El Sailor was convicted of murdering Omar Clark. Sailor allegedly shot Clark to death. His sentence: 25 years to life in prison. Thankfully, the Ohio Innocence Project — through mountains of research, evidence, and testimonies — were able to connect the dots and prove Sailor innocent beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Stories like Sailor’s are all too common in the justice system. You might dismiss them as rare, but you could probably do a Google News search every week and find a newly-unearthed example or two.
When Wrongfully Accused, It’s a Societal Problem
It’s easy to dismiss stories like Sailor’s with a cavalier attitude. We convince ourselves that, while he may not have been guilty of that crime, he had to have been guilty of something to be close enough to the heat where police could pin it on him.
Never mind there are countless cases of mistaken identity that end with horrific convictions and years-long stays in a state penitentiary. This type of attitude is not one that belongs in a civilized society. If you’re innocent of a crime, you should not be doing the time. And if you are doing the time, that means someone else is getting away with something.
At Doc’s Bail Bonds, we base our business on the belief that each person is innocent until proven guilty. Our take is this…
You’re a Client, Not an Inmate
Until the courts can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, you deserve every opportunity to make your case. That’s tough to do inside a jail. In fact, the threat of jail often intimidates people into accepting a plea arrangement. If that’s how you want to go, fine. But just know you may live to regret it.
Getting you away from the holding cell can make a tremendous impact on the strength of your defense. Countless people we’ve met in this industry have those experiences where they’ve either been the person or spoken to a person who confessed, “I didn’t do it, but I couldn’t afford to fight back.”
We help you fight back in the following ways:
- Approving our own bonds and executing them quickly
- Choosing strategic locations next to justice centers (i.e., courthouses and jails) and having multiple locations and personnel to respond to a request
- Calculating bond totals based on available fee schedules and a knowledge of any procedural requests that can adjust the amount downward or upward based on flight risk and severity of the charges
- Offering a highly-affordable (and flexible) payment arrangement that means you or your loved one don’t have to wait to execute the bond arrangement
A legal strategy should not be decided in fear from behind iron bars. We get you out of jail so you can have time to consider your options and find the right help. Contact us today if we can help you or a loved one with a bail matter.