If you have ever
been arrested, you know that one of
the first things that come to your mind is how in the world are you
going to get out of jail? Being released on bond is more than simply
a way out of jail. Here are a few things that you need to know before
hiring a Bondsman
in El Reno OK.
How is the
Amount of Bond Determined?
There are a
couple of different factors that come into play when your bond is
determined. The judge will consider the crime that the defendant is
being accused of, previous criminal history, as well as the flight
A bond is
designed to be an assurance that the defendant will appear in court.
Status in the community is also a very big factor. The judge will be
less apt to allow release if they are perceived to be a danger to the
public. In these cases, the bond can be very high or there can be no
bond at all.
What Rules do
You Have to Follow?
There are many rules that have to be followed while out on bail. A bondsman in El Reno OK may have additional restrictions other than those imposed by the court.
If the bond is
paid directly to the court in cash, some of the rules that have to be
observed are as follows:
not be arrested while on bond
in the state unless permission is granted by the court to leave
not possess a firearm
not associate with other known criminals
at all court dates
If the defendant
has opted to use a bail bondsman, additional rules will be set forth
by the bonding agent such as:
from the use of drugs and alcohol
in person or by phone weekly
employed while on bond
Breaking any of
the above rules could result in the revocation of bond and the
defendant being remanded to jail.
Once the case is decided, the defendant will either be released or sent back to jail. If a bonding agent is used, the monies will not be refunded. If paid directly to the court, the money will be refunded minus any court fees and fines that were imposed. Schedule an appointment today.