The United States is one of just two countries – together with the Philippines – that supports a cash bail system. Bail refers to the temporary release of people who have been accused of crimes but are still awaiting trial for their alleged wrongdoings. Getting out on bail can help accused individuals prepare for their court cases – doing so while held in jail is difficult due to a lack of resources; it also gives people who can afford to post bail freedom that their less-fortunate counterparts simply aren’t privy to.
You’re probably not an attorney and most likely don’t know about the different types of bail in the United States justice system. Let’s take a look at them and what sets them apart from each other.
Federal Crimes Don’t Work With Bondsmen
Bail bondsmen effectively loan money to courts of law in exchange for premiums on those loans; in …