If a person is arrested for a crime, he will be released from jail even before trial, if someone on his behalf posts bail. The person who posts bail should guarantee that the defendant will appear in court for trial. If the defendant is unable to pay the entire bail amount, then he can approach bail bond agents in his area to post the bail. The defendant has to pay the bail bond agent 10% of the total bail amount as fee. The obligation involved in this process is that the bail bond agent will lose money if the defendant does not appear for the trial. So, a relative or friend of the defendant should co-sign the bail agreement as a guarantee to full pay of bail amount, if the defendant does not appear in court.
On what basis is the bail amount decided?
Bail is required to be set within twelve hours from the time of arrest/ issuance of complaint. The bail amount is set by the superior judge. What are the factors investigated before deciding the bail amount?
- Seriousness of the crime
- Chances of conviction and probable sentencing if convicted
- Previous criminal record
- History of mental illness
- History of missing court dates
- Whether the accused is under probation, parole, or restraining order
- Prior history of missing court dates
Bail Bondsmen in Pennsylvania
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