Clients and potential clients are often full of questions, and that is understandable. Especially if they have no experience with a bail bond agent. One of the questions we get most often from people has to do with whether or not they have to engage the services of a bail company or if they can bail themselves out of jail. In the spirit of clarity, the team at Urban Bail Bonds has composed this guide which addresses the issue in a comprehensive manner.
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When a person has an encounter with law enforcement that doesn’t go their way there can be all sorts of repercussions. If the accused has a high-profile job the ramifications of being arrested – even if the charges are ultimately dropped or disproven – can create a career earthquake that may take years to recover from. However, the negative consequences of being arrested can also undermine the average person’s day-to-day life. For these reasons and more, it is often important for people to keep news of their arrest from spreading and the bail bond agent can be an unlikely but effective ally in that effort.
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.
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.