A defendant would sign a written promise called a bail bond which is acts as a surety to ensure that the criminal defendant will appear during the set time and date by the court’s order. The bail amount is set by the court during the appearance in court of the criminal defendant.
One depending factor of bail bonds process is the location of the arrest, and this is with the regards to common arrests for petty crimes. Depending on whether the arrestee is being held in a local city jail within a police station, or was transferred to a county jail, the wait times for release will vary even if the actual bail bonds process remains the same. Other factors that would affect wait times are depending on how busy that particular station or jail is and how the staff on that certain day are being utilized.
Although the bail cost and other details will remain constant, there are however some conditions where the bail process would differ and thus affected if the location of the arrest is not in the state concern. Note also that there are different types of bail forms that could differ slightly depending on the actual crime being charged on the suspect and the nature of the citizenship of the suspect.
The number one to mention as a kind of bail forms is the citation release, oftentimes termed as cite-out, and this is described as the most simple form of bail for the reasons that there is no financial exchange that is required in this bail, and the defendant is very seldom taken into custody.
The second form of bail is the surety bond that would describe the function of a bail bonds company in its essence. This bail bonds company, considered as the licensed third party, becomes the one who will take on the obligation of the suspect’s bail amount legally, and they just charge a fee for their service.
The next bail form is recognizance, in rare case used as the term where judges would agree to waive the bail fees for suspects who will pledge to appear on all of their scheduled dates on court. This form is generally reserved for cases that are are high in profile like in cases involving public or celebrity figures, and in cases where there is no doubt of a defendant possibly getting away.
Then there is another type called property bond when a defendant would act on his or her behalf, and would present real property as his or her collateral for the total amount of their bail. In this situation, if the defendant forfeit bail by not appearing in court, it is the State that becomes authorized to foreclose the property of the defendant.