Bail Collateral: Types of Collateral and Return Process
When a person is arrested, he or she may be required to pay bail. This amount ensures that the individual will appear at his or her court hearing. If he or she cannot pay the full bail amount, a bail bond agent will [...]
What Is Bail Reform?
Bail Reform is a movement to change the criminal justice system and its approach to using ‘cash bail’ (bail bonds) as an instrument to ensure a defendant appears to all of his/her court dates. Many bail reformers believe that we should abolish [...]
How Long Does Getting Released Take After Bail?
When a loved one is arrested, you may want to post bail on their behalf to ensure their timely release. Doing this will allow a loved one to take care of their responsibilities, such as work, family, and preparing for court. While there's [...]
How Do Judges Set Bail Amounts?
Judges adhere to standard practices when setting bail amounts. However, they have the power to raise or lower the standard bail amounts, waive bail altogether, and grant release of a defendant. The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that the bail amount [...]
Can Bitcoin Be Used to Post Bail?
It's a scenario that could only come up in the 21st century: the debate over whether someone can post bail with cryptocurrency. In a much-debated California case in 2018, the initial answer was yes. However, the courts backpedaled, deciding that posting bail with [...]
Awaiting Trial? Check Out The Do’s and Don’ts of Being Out on Bail
One of the advantages of the United States legal system is that, in certain cases, the defendant is allowed to walk free until their trial. Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty, in order to help prevent innocent people from being held. However, [...]
What is a Bail Bond Agreement?
When someone is arrested by the police and taken to jail, they can use a bail bond to secure their release until their court date. Though that part of the process may seem simple, everyone should understand what's included in their bail bond [...]
The Advantages of Using A-Affordable Bail Bonds in Clark County
When you are searching for Clark County bail bonds, you might be wondering which bail bond company to turn to. Look no further than A-Affordable Bail Bonds; we offer our clients unique advantages and excellent customer service. Discover a couple of reasons why [...]
How Does Collateral Work?
Bail bond collateral is sometimes required by the bail agent or bail bond company to secure the bond and ensure the defendant’s appearance in court. Collateral can be anything considered “of value” that a defendant pledges to secure the bond, such as cash, [...]