If you have been accused of a serious crime, you may be taken to jail immediately following your arrest. If there is sufficient evidence to hold you, officials have the right to keep you in jail until your court date. However, some people are eligible to be released until their court date if they meet certain requirements, such as posting bail. The amount of bail will typically depend on the flight risk of the individual and severity of the crime.
If you have been accused of a crime, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney about how to post bail and defend yourself in court. Contact a Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer of Hart Powell, S.C. today at (414) 271-9595 for your consultation.
How to Post Bail
The easiest way of posting bail is by paying cash. However, many people do not have this amount of money set aside. Luckily, this is not the only option. Bail agents, or bondsman, help people accused of crimes to be released from jail by putting up the initial sum. These bonds are known as “surety bonds.” The bondsman typically collects 10% of the bond. If a person fails to make their court date after receiving a surety bond, they will be responsible for the full amount.
Property bonds will be allowed in some cases. These use the value of property to ensure a person will show up in court. If the accused fails to appear in court on the assigned date, the government officials will have the right to claim the property used as collateral for bail.
Posting bail is not the only stressful situation that you have to face after someone accuses you of a crime. However, the Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. can help you fight a punishment you do not deserve. Contact our offices today by calling (414) 271-9595.