Bail Money

Written by Will Baum
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Bail money is easily available when you need it. Bail Bond Agencies exist to help you get bail paid quickly. Within about 48 hours of beginning the bail process, a defendant should be out from behind bars. Defendants are free as long as they keep the promise to appear at their court date. If a defendant does not show up for a court date, bail is forfeited.

A Brief History of Bail Money

The American bail system has its roots in medieval English law. After the American Revolution, statues were borrowed almost verbatim from the British. Some of the due process rights, including bail, that took centuries to develop found their way, sometimes without significant alteration, into the United States Bill of Rights.

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution outlines the seemingly simple rights to a speedy, public trial by jury. Defendants are entitled to hear what crime or crimes they are accused of. The Eighth Amendment states, "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." These simple rights are second nature to us now, but took hard-fought centuries to develop.

Today, the bail bond system is a well-oiled part of the larger justice system. When finding a company to help with bail money, look for experience and trustworthiness. Someone with at least a decade-long track record is best. The Internet is a great place to find a top bail bond business to help get your bail money paid right away.


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