When a person has been arrested and accused of a crime they are presumed innocent until proven guilty. As such, they have a constitutional right to bail and for that bail to not be excessive. Most folks assume that once a person is convicted of the crime their right to bail is revoked. But that is not always the case. In this brief guide, the bail bond agents at Urban Bail Bonds look at the issue of post-conviction bail, who may be eligible, who may not be, and any other factors that influence eligibility.
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Until recently people in Colorado who were accused of first-degree murder had no right to contact a bonding company and post bail. That all changed on June 20, 2023, when the Colorado State Supreme Court ruled that denying those defendants the opportunity to post bail violated their rights under both the US and the Colorado state constitutions.
Most people arrested in Broomfield County are either released on their own recognizance or are released after contacting a bail bond agent and posting bail. In some cases, however, the court may see fit to attach conditions to a person’s bail. These may include staying away from specific individuals, showing up to work every day, not leaving the jurisdiction where the alleged offense was committed, or wearing an ankle monitor.
Friends and loved ones who travel sometimes wind up on the wrong side of the law when they are in another state on business or pleasure. Whether they had too much to drink and were arrested while driving in Broomfield County, or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and were scooped up in a police sweep they now need some help getting out of jail. But can you help? If you are in Florida or Pennsylvania can you work with a bail bond agent in Colorado to secure their release? Read on to find out.
Ask anyone from your grandparents, parents, and your own generation to name some of their favorite TV programs and you’re likely to hear titles like Perry Mason, Law & Order, and NCIS. These and countless other programs and movies have mined the criminal justice system for storylines for as long as there have been movies and TV, and that trend shows no signs of slowing down. That said, one side effect of using the judicial system as fodder for fictional stories is that those stories often propagate fictional notions of things like bail and bail bond agents, and those myths ultimately wind up finding a place in the public consciousness.
Bail enables an individual accused of a crime to secure their release while they await their day in court. It is an integral part of the concept of a person being innocent until proven guilty. Bail has a long and interesting history that can be traced back at least in part to ancient times, but which really came of age in medieval Europe, and in particular, England. In this post the team at Urban Bail Bonds takes a look at the origins of bail bonding and how the role of bail agents has changed over the centuries.
A “hate crime” is typically defined as a criminal act motivated not by greed, desperation or momentary passion, but instead by deep-seated bias against a person because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, nationality or personal or political beliefs. There are myriad laws on the books in Broomfield County and throughout Colorado – and indeed throughout the United States – designed to address this specific type of crime. In some cases, those laws include increasing, or even eliminating bail for persons accused of committing a hate crime. In this post, the team at Urban Bail Bonds will examine the potential effects of hate crime charges on bail.
Once the bail bond company posts your bond and you are released from jail it means you’re essentially free to resume your life until your court date rolls around, right? Not really. At the very least you will be forbidden from leaving the state until the legal process runs its course in your case. And it’s also possible that other conditions might be imposed on your release. Violate any of those conditions and you are likely to find yourself back in Broomfield County jail where you will molder until your court date rolls around. In this short guide, we’re going to take a close look at some of the conditions attached to being released on bail.