Every person is innocent until proven guilty.
One of the most powerful statements of American doctrine, manifest in the bail bond system, is that every person is innocent until proven guilty. This process of allowing a tangible showing of good faith allows those arrested for various crimes to continue their lives while awaiting trail.
Jail bonds are not for every suspect or every crime. The courts are backed by bond agents to ensure that those allowed to post bond are trustworthy and committed to the legal process.
The Nassau County, Hempstead and Mineola Bail bonds are a professional that fully understands the law and the importance of upholding the process. Once bail is granted and posted a bondsman will ensure their commitment to be present at all hearings and to follow restrictions set by the courts.
The typical fee of ten percent of the total bond compensates them for any time or effort involved in ensuring the suspect returns to court for appointed hearings. A bondsman has the authority to revoke a bond at any time if he or she has reason to doubt the good faith of the suspect.
There are some bail bonds that do not require a bail bondsman such as cash bonds, but these can hold up large sums of the suspect’s money. Some courts will accept property bonds, wherein a piece of property is signed over to the court as a guarantee that the suspect will follow through on legal obligations.
Utilizing a bail bond agent will keep cash reserves and valuable property available and protected. Bonds that are backed by an outside source instead of full cash value are called surety bonds. This type of bond can be used on misdemeanor and felony bonds.
In the case of felony bonds and criminal appeal bonds the associated costs are typically much higher than with other types of bonds and usually require the services of a bail bondsman. Both federal and immigration bonds involve the federal government, making them more complicated and expensive. An experienced and full service bail bond office will be required for these bonds.
A bail bondsman is a representative for what makes the American legal system strong and fair. They balance the financial commitment of the person arrested with the understanding that they are also protecting the general public.