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Different Crimes, Different Forms of Bail

Posting bail is a lengthy process that both the defendant and the one posting bail for them have to go through. Even though Authority Bail Bonds will explain you the process in detail, it’s still better to have prior knowledge about the different types of documents that both of you may have to sign, which partly depends on the crime the defendant has been charged with. Here is the list of the six different bail forms:

1.    Citation Release

Police officers will come to your house and provide you with a citation release that states the time and date you have to appear in court.

2.    Surety Bond

Surety bond is a service offered by a bail bonds company such as Authority Bail Bonds to the defendant or the indemnitor that’s liable to pay the bail amount if the defendant misses court.

3.    Recognizance

When the defendant makes a promise to attend all court proceedings, the judge dismisses the bail fees. However, this only happens in high profile cases.

4.    Property Bond

Property bond is when a defendant provides the bail bonds company with documents of their property to keep as collateral.

5.    Immigration Bond

If the defendant is an illegal immigrant, their bail will be referred to the Federal bail bond that directly works in conjunction with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.

6.    Cash Bond

If the defendant is able to pay the full amount of their bail to the court, they will do it through a cash bond, which means that they won’t have to contact a bail bonds company.

Remember, that not all of these forms will be applicable to you, as the type of form you’ll be required to sign depends on the crime you’re charged with. For more information on the bail bonds process, please feel free to contact Authority Bail Bonds located in Montgomery, AL.

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