Whether Or Not to Bail Someone Out of Jail

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Bailing a friend or loved one out of jail can be a big decision to make. Oftentimes, the decision needs to be made quickly and the stakes are high. It important to know first what bailing someone out of jail really entails. When someone is arrested for being thought to have committed, there are typically two things that can happen to them.

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Whether Or Not to Bail Someone Out of Jail Bailing a friend or loved one out of jail can be a big decision to make. Oftentimes the decision needs to be made quickly and the stakes are high. It important to know first what bailing someone out of jail really entails. When someone is arrested for being thought to have committed there are typically two things that can happen to them. They can either be held in prison or released on bail. Bail is by definition money paid by a defendant to the court in order to be let out of jail. The idea is that the defendant will come back to the ensuing court dates because of the money on the line. Bail is due immediately at the time of the court’s ruling and must be paid to said court in full. If the bail is not paid the defendant is forced to stay in jail while awaiting trial. Of course for many people this would be the last thing that they would want for a friend or loved one. Read more

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