The constitution of the United States has structured the way we have built our society and has secured our rights, privileges, and freedoms while upholding the principles of the rule of law, equality, and fairness.
One of these principles supports the position that a man is innocent until found guilty by the law. To protect this principle, the Constitution states that it is illegal to hold a suspect without substantial charge or trial for more than 24 hours (96 hours for serious crimes). Throughout the history of the united states, bail bonds have been used for this purpose. This means that the suspect must be released within 24 hours and must be given time to prepare his defence as the plaintiff also gathers his case.
This raises a very important issue in the judicial process. How can we be sure that the accused will appear before the court? What measures can be taken to make sure that the accused does not evade the long arms of the law?
What about bail?
A bail bond is a procedure that ensures the temporary release of a suspect awaiting trial upon providing an asset (in liquid cash or other valuable assets) as collateral to the court.
Look at it as an assurance a suspect gives to the court that he will appear before the court of law to stand trial for the crimes he has been accused of.
The money or asset that the accused lays down as collateral to this legal ‘transaction’ is also called a bail.
When is a bail bond used?
When a defendant cannot pay for his bail, he could get the services of a bail bond company who sends a bail bondsman (bail bond company agent) to help him secure a bail.
A bail bond is a binding legal document that transfers the risk of a defendant not appearing before a court to a bail bond company. We strongly recommend Bailed Now Bail Bonds in Las Vegas if you are in need of bail bonds in the state of Nevada.
It is a document signed by the defendant and a bondsman, which guarantees that the defendant will appear before the court. It is a form of insurance for the court that the suspect it is temporarily releasing would come back to stand trial.
To secure a bail bond, the bondsman provides the money for the defendant’s bail and signs a bond with the defendant, which promises that the defendant will return to stand trial.
Based on an agreement with the bonds agency, the defendant is most times required to pay 10% of the bail, which is nonrefundable. Though in Nevada it should be noted that Las Vegas Bail bonds require a 15% deposit. This nonrefundable fee serves as revenue for the company.