Getting arrested is never a pleasant experience. Not every person who is arrested will be found guilty of a crime, but that doesn’t mean that they can avoid jail time while awaiting trial. However, the US legal system does have a way to reduce the amount of jail time an arrested person faces: the bail system.
After a person is arrested, they are soon given a quick court hearing to set the bail amount for their case. Bail is an amount of money they need to pay the court to get their freedom while awaiting the trial for the crime they were accused of committing.
Bail is only a temporary payment — like collateral for a loan. As long as they attend their court dates, they will get their bail back.
Many people don’t have the funds to pay bail on their own. These people rely on bailbonds to leave jail while awaiting trial. A bail bondsman pays their bail and in exchange gets a small percentage of the total bail amount as payment.
The video posted above explains bailbonds in greater depth. If you may need the services of a bail bondsman, be sure to learn as much as you can about the benefits of working with one.