If you watch too much television, you have probably seen variations of the scene where an angry judge bangs his gavel and announces the defendant’s bond. The defendant, looking shocked and feeling despondent, consults with his attorney who assures him all is just fine. Now, even if the judge set the defendant’s bail at $100,000, in every television show, the next scene is the defendant out on bond while awaiting trial. Many people must wonder how this is possible. After all, there can’t be many people who are able to come up with that amount of money.
You see, bail works by releasing the defendant in exchange for money that the court will hold until the trial is complete. It is the hopes of the court that the defendant won’t want to sacrifice all of that money and show up at trial.
But just how does the defendant come up with all of that money? 1st Assured Bail Bonds, serving Muskegon, Kent and Barry, can explain.