When a person is put in jail, he or she can be released from prison only under certain conditions. A legal officer or judicial magistrate can decide under what conditions a defendant can be released. The official considers the following things when determining the condition of release for the defendant:
- Type of charge(s)
- Evidences against and for the conviction
- Family ties
- Nature and character
- Mental condition
- Time spent in the community
- Prior convictions
The above list is an exhaustive one and can include anything else that would make the defendant more of a flight risk or danger to others. The official will also inform the defendant of any penalties for violations and also that he or she would be arrested immediately upon any violation.
Let us have a look at the various circumstances in which a defendant can be released from jail:
- The defendant may be released without bond on his written promise to appear in court.
- The defendant may be released by paying an unsecured appearance bond, the amount of which will be determined by the official.
- The defendant may be placed in the custody of a person or organization that agrees to supervise him or her until the court date.
- The defendant may be placed under house arrest with electronic monitoring.
Other items can be included in the conditions of release such as mandatory fingerprint or DNA samples, restrictions on travel, restrictions on conduct, restrictions on drug/alcohol consumption, or even restrictions on where the defendant can stay.
Apple Bail Bonds understands how stressful the arrest of a friend or family member can be. We help your loved one get out of jail as quickly as possible and at very low rates. Call us at 484-268-5663 if you need bail bond services. We are available 24/7 including weekends.