Getting off of Conditions (Alcohol Monitoring Device)
How does a Bail Bond work? How much does it cost? What do I get?
These questions, and many more, we here at Goldberg Bail Bonds have gotten for 107 years. Within the county, Bail Bonds work with slight differences not only from state to state, but also county to county. Our aspiration here at Goldberg Bail Bonds is to make bail bonds more transparent and approachable. We are guided by four generations of family, committed to: education, community enrichment, and earnest values, and hope that you will email or call us with any questions related to the Bail Bonds process.
One of the most popular questions we get is: I was released on conditions—is it possible to get off of them? The answer is often times: YES!
Every case is different, but this is often times very possible. For example, let’s say you or a loved one were charged with driving under the influence. To get out of jail, people are often placed on an alcohol-monitoring device in-lieu of posting bail (or without the option of bail). However, the law is clear on this issue: if a defendant wishes to discontinue the monitoring device, Goldberg Bail Bonds can work with the defendant to post a bond as an acceptable alternative to the conditions.
There may be several reasons why a defendant would want to, or need to, discontinue the monitoring device. A defendant may find that the cost of the program is prohibitive. The initial rental cost of the monitoring device varies by county, at least in Minnesota and Iowa, from $140-$225. In addition, there is a daily fee of $10 to $15 that accumulates throughout the duration of your case, which can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months. This could cost the defendant a minimum of $1300, when the local industry standard on a $12,000 DUI is only $1,200.
Another reason that a defendant may need to post a bond is that it that the concentrated alcohol monitoring schedule often conflicts with their employment, family commitments, or travel plans. Additionally, some defendants feel that the monitoring device is unjust, because it equates to serving a sentence before a conviction of the charge.
There are many more reasons, and many more conditions to address, but this is just a start to Bail Bonds 101, with Goldberg Bail Bonds.