When a person is arrested for a crime, he or she is assigned a court date for a trial and the judge will set a bail amount necessary to release the defendant until the court hearing. Once the bail amount is set, the defendant can choose to pay the bail in cash, remain in jail until the court hearing, or hire a bail bond agency to provide bail.
Meeting bail often places a financial burden on the defendant or the family members assisting in the defendant’s release. However, remaining in jail until the trial has been found to hurt defendants’ cases as well as have negative effects on employment. Hiring a bail bond agency is usually the most appealing option when someone has been arrested.