Bail is a subject that most people have heard of but don’t know a whole lot about. This is due to the fact most people have never dealt with bail before. As such, they tend to have a lot of questions. For instance, what exactly is bail, why does it exist, and why is it so expensive?
Bail is the concept of allowing someone to get out of jail during their trial period by paying a set amount of money. This concept originated in England in the 13th century. Back then local sheriffs would release arrested individuals from jail for a price. This was done to keep jails from becoming overcrowded as the sheriff awaited the arrival of the local judge. Back then, judges would often cover multiple towns and cities, meaning it could take months for a person’s day in court to arrive.
The idea behind bail was to reduce overcrowding while still ensuring the person showed up for court. This is why bail costs money. If the sheriff’s just let people go, they wouldn’t show up for court. However, if they charged a fee for release, and then returned after the person showed for court, people were more likely to come back.
Part of the trick with bail is finding the right price. If it is too high, no one can afford it and the jail remains crowded. If the price is too low, people won’t mind paying the money and never getting it back. Bail needs to land in-between those two amounts for it to be effective.
If someone you know was recently arrested and you want to bail him or her out of jail, contact Bail Bonds in Sacramento. We provide our clients with bail bonds that only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This helps bring the cost of bailing someone out of jail to acceptable levels, plus it allows you to pay for the bail with a payment plan.
Some of the other benefits that we provide for our clients include:
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Hablamos Español