Understanding How the Bail System Works


Have you ever wondered how a bailbond and the bail system works? In this video, you will learn everything you need to know about bails, including what they are, how they work, and why they’re important. You will also learn how they relate to bonds and bail agents. When someone gets arrested, they have the option of paying an amount determined by a judge to stay out of jail while they await their court date.

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If they cannot afford to pay this amount, then they must stay in jail. However, for an interest fee, bail agents may pay this bail for them. The agent makes a profit and the arrested individual gets to see freedom while they await their court date.

The amount of the bailbond will be set by a number of factors, including what the crime is and any criminal history of the of the arrested individual. The judge will also consider things like the safety of the public and any risks that the arrested individual might try to skip their court date. The idea is that a higher bail is more likely to keep the person in jail.