When someone breaks the law and finds themselves behind bars, seeking a bail bond is usually the first step towards freedom from a cell. While a licensed bondsman may be able to help you or a loved one out of jail in the aftermath of a minor altercation, not all crimes and situations are created equal.
At DFW Bail Bonds we believe in the importance of education and the entire booking process. It’s important to know when bail isn’t an option so that you can make the right choice during the phone call offered to you before incarceration.
The Severity of the Crime is Quite High
Bail is typically granted quite easily to offenders that commit crimes outside the realm of very serious offenses. Crimes of high severity that include murder, manslaughter, and rape usually see the offender being detained until an official trial. Should bail be granted to them, it will be extremely expensive.
The Offender is a Flight Risk
After being released from custody, offenders must report to scheduled court hearings in order to fulfill their requirements of the bail process. Should the courts believe that an individual may have reason to flee and avoid their court appearances, they can deny bail.
Dealing with Repeat Offenders
If you are already on parole and are charged with a secondary crime, this does not bode well for bail possibilities. Should a person commit a crime while released on parole, the courts will most likely view the individual as one who will continue a life of crime regardless of their status with the courts. This judgment will ultimately deny the individual the ability to post bail.
They Pose a General Threat to the Public
Public safety is the law’s number one priority. Before granting bail, the courts must take into consideration the safety risk that individual poses to society if freed. If the offender has been accused of a violent crime or has shown any other signs of them being a danger to the public, the courts can deny their bail.
The Offender is Not a U.S. Citizen
Situations, where non-US citizens commit a crime, can be very difficult when it comes to determining the right to bail. Immigration status in these cases is taken very seriously because an accused individual is considered a unique flight risk. This means that there is a higher chance that the person would intentionally miss court hearings and return to their home country.
Should the court believe that the offender is in the country illegally, they may have them detained by ICE instead of granting bail.
If You Qualify for Bail, Make the Right Call with DFW Bail Bonds
Being behind bars during the holiday season can really put a damper on the time of the year. Don’t let your loved one wait another minute in a cell. Get in touch with the expert bondsmen at DFW Bail Bonds to get the bail process started. Our experts are ready to help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.