Can A Bail Bondsman Help You Out Of Jail?
A bail, also known as a pre-trial release, can get you or your loved one out of jail while awaiting trial. Bail bondsmen are the “insurance agents” on bonds. For a premium (and, most likely, some collateral) a bail bondsman will agree to come to the aid of the accused, paying their bond and getting them out of jail.
Orlando criminal defense attorney Hal Uhrig and the Defense Group have a unique relationship with bail bondsmen, having represented them. For knowledgeable, experienced criminal defense, contact the Defense Group today.
“The process for getting out of jail is called Pretrial Release. Most people talk about it in terms of bail bonds. One other thing that our firm does, probably more than any other firm in Central Florida, is we represent bail bondsmen. So we’ve got a good relationship with a number of bonding agencies. The way a bail bond works is it’s like an insurance policy. If your bond is $10,000, 10% is a premium, what you pay the bondsmen for the privilege of posting your bond. He keeps that $1,000 and he keeps it “for keeps,” if you will. He’s still out on the hook for $10,000 if you don’t show up. So what he’ll do is he’ll ask for collateral. He may want a second mortgage on your house. He may want credit card stroked, he may want any number of things so that if your loved one doesn’t come to court, you have something at risk. You are going to lose something. Because of our relationship with some of these bonds people, they may ask for no collateral or less collateral, because they know that if the client is hiring us, they’re serious about defending it and their probably going to show up in court.”