Different types of bonds - What is Bail? Bail is a...

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What is Bail?
Questions that people ask are:1.How Do I Get A Bail Bond?
2.What will be expected of a Defendant while they are on bond?Depending on the severity of the charges that are alleged against a particular Defendant, coupled with theamount of the bond that has been posted for the Defendant, the Bail Agent may require more of one Defendantthan another. The Defendant should not take offense in any manner to more strict or stringent conditions beingplaced on them by the Bail Agent. The relationship between the Bail Agent and the Defendant and or clientshould remain professional at all times. Effective communication and contact either in person or by phone isparamount to maintaining an effective and productive working relationship between all parties. The Bail Agentcan and should be most helpful in obtaining court dates that the Defendant will be required to attend, as well asany bond conditions that are imposed. The Defendant should never hesitate to call or contact their bail bondcompany and address any questions or concerns they may have about their case. It is important to understandfrom the very beginning that a bail bond agent IS NOT a lawyer and CANNOT provide legal advice ordirection. Furthermore, we cannot recommend or refer a client to any particular lawyer or attorney. Please beadvised that any and all legal questions and advice must be directed to and received from the lawyer or PublicDefender’s office. It’s always extremely beneficial for the Defendant and Co-Signer(s) to keep the Bail Agentinformed on the status of their case at all times, especially after each and every court date. The Defendantshould also expect to be given the same respect from the Bail Agent. Again, all parties should bear in mind thatthe Bail Agent or their office is not the judge or jury and should not in any shape, form or fashion pre-judge theDefendant and should maintain a neutral position and should only fulfill their obligation to the court by ensuringthat the Defendant appears in court as required. It is also extremely important for the point to be made veryclear that simply because a person is faced with the misfortune of being arrested for any reason, this DOESNOT by any means make them a bad person or criminal in nature. It simply means that they have made amistake and we are always there to assist you during those stressful times and we will make every effort to

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Term
Fall
Professor
mr.murray
Tags
Sureties, Bounty hunter, Bail bondsman

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