The video talks about bail bonds, what they are, and how one can save money on one. A bail bond is an amount of cash a judge sets for a person to pay to get out of incarceration before a court date. The judge may set the bail because he or she believes the individual poses a flight risk. The individual’s history can also be a cause for concern.
Bail amounts vary according to the nature of the alleged crime and the level of flight risk.
A bail amount can be very high if the crime involves harming another person.
The way a person can save money on a bail bond is by requesting help from bail bondsmen. A bondsman is in business to assist people who need to get out of jail to take care of their families while they’re waiting for their court case. Bail bond agents usually charge clients approximately 10 percent of the bail amount to help them. After an applicant requests help and provides the down payment, the bail bond agent usually goes to the jail site and pays the entire bail amount. The defendant then shows up for court on the appropriate date, and the bail bond company gets its funds back.