A surety bond in the case of making bail is the amount of money in cash or property to ensure the arrested person attends all required court appearances. The bond enables the person charged with a crime to be released from jail until his or her case is completed.
A bail bondsman provides a surety bond to have the inmate released for a fee of around ten percent of the total bail amount. For example, in the case of a $50,000 bond, whoever is signing the bond must pay $5,000 up front. Bail agents from Always Available Bail Bonds LLC provide bail bonds in Harrisburg, PA, and throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.
Cash bonds are different from surety bonds. When someone bails the arrested person out of jail with a cash bond, he or she has to provide the entire face amount of bail demanded by the court before an inmate can leave. If a judge sets a defendant’s bail at $50,000, the entire amount must be paid before the inmate can be released. This amount of money is held as collateral until the completion of the case.
A surety bond is the usual path taken to bailing someone out of jail. It’s unlikely for someone to have the available funds to post a cash bond. Even if someone has a large amount of money, he or she won’t know how long their money will be tied up before the case is over. That’s the time to turn to a trusted bail bondsman to provide a surety bond to have the inmate released.
Contact Always Available Bail Bonds LLC at 1-800-BAIL-OUT when you or someone in your life needs a bail bond anywhere in Eastern Pennsylvania.
To continue our blog on lawful and unlawful arrests, for an arrest to be lawful the court or official body must have jurisdiction and the authority to arrest the person targeted by the warrant. The arresting officer is required to know the requirements of a valid warrant. If the warrant does not fulfill all of these specifications, the officer may be liable for a false arrest even though he or she did not prepare the warrant.
Also, there is no protection from false arrest if the arresting officer intentionally or recklessly leaves out information, or knowingly provides false information, to procure the warrant. In most cases, however, if the officer mistakenly leaves out or provides inaccurate information, the warrant is still valid.
What Is a Warrantless Arrest?
If all of the known facts at the time of the arrest lead a “reasonably prudent” person to believe that the person arrested had committed a felony, the law enforcement officer can make an arrest without a warrant. Even if a criminal trial later proves the person innocent, this does not mean the officer lacked probable cause. Law enforcement officials can also make warrantless arrests of anyone that is potentially guilty of breach of the peace. This arrest is considered lawful whether the breach of the peace is a felony or misdemeanor and regardless of whether all of the people arrested were actually breaching the peace.
Contact Always Available Bail Bonds LLC when you need bail bonds in Harrisburg, PA, any time of night or day. Our experienced staff works with all manner of arrested persons.