Bail bonds are used to help an individual gain release from jail, allowing them to have the necessary time to build a solid defense. Understanding bail bonds can help ease your bail bond process. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions regarding bail bonds.
What is Bail?
Bail is the price set by the court to ensure that an individual that has been charged with a crime will attend all of their required hearings. The price of bail will vary depending on the crime, the individual’s criminal history, their employment status, and a few other factors. When the bail has been posted, the individual will be released from jail under certain conditions.
How do Bail Bonds Work?
Bail bonds are a fairly simple procedure. The court will first set the price for bail. After the bail has been set, the individual has a few options. They are able to pay for the bail themselves, obtain the services of a bail bond company, or remain in jail. If they obtain bail bond services, the bail bondsman will be able to post the bail for them. The individual is then released from jail and is required to attend all of their court hearings.
Can a Bail Bond be Revoked?
There are a few situations where a bail bond may be revoked. These normally require a violation of the preexisting conditions. If the individual is arrested for another crime, the bail bond will be revoked and bail must be set again. Additionally, the individual must attend all of their required court hearings.
What is Bail Enforcement?
Bail enforcement procedures are necessary to ensure that defendants attend all of the necessary court hearings. If the individual fails to attend their court hearings, or otherwise violates their bail agreement, bail enforcement procedures will be undergone. The state of Utah requires that these be done by licensed bail enforcement agents. The individual will then be rearrested and bail will be set much higher, if at all.
Can I Receive a Bail Bond for an Assault Charge?
Yes, you can receive a bail bond if you have been charged with assault. There will be a few applicable restrictions with an assault charge. A personal protection order will likely be placed, which will prevent the individual from contacting the victim, as well as requires them to stay a specific distance away from them.