Do You Get Bail Money Back? And 10 Other Commonly Asked Law Questions
Unless you’re a lawyer who has gone through years and years of law school, odds are you don’t know everything about the law. If you ever find yourself in a jail and awaiting trial, then you may have a thousand questions. Overall, it can be extremely overwhelming.
So, to help you out, here are 8 common questions about the law with thorough answers.
Do You Get Bail Money Back?
The answer to this question is dependent on the type of bond you are paying. For example, if you use a surety bond through a bail agent, such as Goldberg Bail Bonds, you will pay a premium for the bail. The premium is a small percentage of the total bail amount.
For example, if you had a $50,000 bond and the premium was 2%, you would end up paying $1,000. You will not get this amount back, as that is the service fee for using an bail agency.
If you were to use cash for your bail and pay the full amount, then you will have that money returned after you make all the required court appearances. If you decided not to show up to a court date, you jeopardize having that money forfeited and losing all of it. You will also not receive the money back if you were to get arrested again while on bail.
There are also property bonds, which work the same way as a cash bail in that the court can legally seize your property if you do not show up for your court dates.
How is Bail D
Bail is determined by judge or magistrate. You may have noticed that bail amounts vary quite a bit, and this is because the judge or magistrate weights a lot of variables before they arrive at an amount. For example, the nature of the crime, the seriousness of the crime, how much evidence there is that you are guilty, your history with the law, and more. Many states and counties actually have guidelines for what bail amounts should be based on the crime itself.
Can You Leave the State or Country While on Bond?
Not likely. You will first have to get permission from the bonding office in writing before you can even think about leaving the state. If you cannot get permission, then you may be arrested against once you cross state or country lines. Unless the crime is not serious, you are not likely going to be able to leave.
What Do Bondsmen Accept As Collateral?
Collateral is usually only used in instances where the bail bond is a very large amount. Types of ollateral can include real estate, cars, credit cards, stocks, bonds, jewelry, personal credit, and banks accounts. However, keep in mind that each bonding office will have their own standards in terms of what they will accept.
What is a Guarantor?
The guarantor will enter into a separate agreement that the initial bail. This agreement guarantees that the person who is released on bail will comply with the conditions of the bail. In some instances, the guarantor will be asked to
What Happens if I Am Not Read My Miranda Rights?
It is a common myth that if you are not properly read the Miranda rights, then you can avoid being punished for your crime. This is not true. However, if the arresting officer does fail to read you your rights, then the prosecutor cannot use anything you say as evidence against you at the trial. But there are exceptions to this rule, especially when it concerns public safety.
What is Attorney Client Confidentiality?
In many cases, a lawyer is expected not to disclose any information their client has told them. This is known as attorney-client confidentiality.
This agreement was created because a client must be able to be truthful about what their actions were in order to get the best legal counsel advice. This information can be legally damaging so it is important that defendant, their lawyer, the court, and the prosecutor understand this agreement so that the lawyer can accurately give advice without being forced to tell the court what their client has said.
How Long does it Take to Be Released From Jail?
Depending on what jail you are in and what state you reside in, it can take as short as an hour to be released, as well as long as a couple of days.
Contact Goldberg if You Need Assistance With Your Bail
Whether you, a family member, friend are in need of a bail bond agency to help get out of jail, Goldberg Bail Bonds is the top bond agency in Minnesota. Read more about the services we provide and contact us today for help.