How the U.S. Bail System Started

Understanding the bail system requires more than watching daytime reruns of your favorite law drama. While many television shows provide a condensed version of reality, they get a lot wrong. If you want to truly understand how the bail system works, you need to go back a few hundred years. The Origins of the U.S. […]

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What to Avoid While on Bond

If you have been arrested and are awaiting trial, chances are, depending on the crime in question, the judge will allow you to post bail. In doing so, you ensure your freedom until the trial date. That freedom is something you want to keep, right? Well, there are conditions when you are released on bond. […]

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How to Get a Bail Bond

You hear about bail in the paper and see it on the news, but what does “posting bail” really mean? When an individual is arrested for their crimes, they are held in jail until their first court appearance. Here, the judge will decide to release them on bail or their own recognizance. It all depends […]

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