We’ve all heard the phrase “the punishment fits the crime” before, but thankfully if you have been arrested, you’re innocent until proven guilty in the United States of America. That means that it’s on the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime that you were arrested for.
Of course this is great news for those who have been falsely accused!
At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, we take great pride in being able to answer the questions our clients have. We know that the process of buying bail bonds can be a tricky one for many people, but we’re here to help demystify the process. That’s why in today’s blog, we’d like to take an in-depth look at the price of bail and how it compares to the crime that was committed.
Bail Amount Varies
As you’re probably aware, the amount of bail definitely varies. For example, we’ve all seen movies where the bail is set at $5 million for a crime the star is alleged to have committed and it’s true that sometimes bail really can be set that high.
In reality, the crime committed sometimes dictates the amount of bail–and it can even dictate whether bail is set at all. The truth is that the judge takes a number of things into account when coming up with the amount that he or she sets for bail.
Some of the factors a judge will look at include:
- any prior criminal history,
- whether or not the person in question is a flight risk,
- that person’s record of showing up to court,
- the age of the accused,
- and the type of crime committed.
“What Does That All Mean For My Situation?”
Well, in short, what that means is that it can sometimes be easy to guess what the bail amount might look like and in other instances it is a surprise. At the end of the day, regardless of the bail amount that is set, the team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds on Oahu will be here to help make sure that you are well taken care of.
You see, we believe that you need someone by your side in the middle of a trying time and that’s what we are here for.
Regardless of the amount of your bail, it might be in your best interest to purchase bail bonds. Why do that even if you can afford your bail, you ask? To put it simply, it just makes sense to ensure that you have enough money for the rest of your expenses. Sure, you might have enough for your bonds, but will that put you in a tough financial position? If the answer is yes, working with a bail bondsman might just be the way to go.
“What Are My Other Options?”
We would be remiss if we didn’t point out that you do have other options. You could ask a family member or loved one to bail you out or you could take out a small loan. In some cases, you could put your bail on your credit card.
At the end of the day, it’s your decision, but we would encourage you to think about it from as many angles as possible. If you choose to work with a bondsman, the team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds would be glad to help. We’re proud to offer free bond advice with complete discretion. We don’t require collateral on most bail bonds and we offer zero interest and flexible payment plans as well as up to a 20% discount for accounts that are paid in full, saving you money and ensuring that you have the funds you need during a difficult time.
Give Our Team a Call Today
Regardless of the situation that you find yourself in, we want you to know that you can count on us to help you through it. We know what you’re going through and we aim to be the support you need during a trying time.
Have a question? Need to purchase a bail bond? We’re here to help. Get in touch with us today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!