Bailing Someone Out who is Charged with a Serious Felony

 

Bailing Someone Out who is Charged with a Serious FelonyIf you have been reached out to by someone who has been arrested to help them get out of jail on bond there are a few things you will want to think about before signing the release papers. The first being how well you know this person, followed by issues such as the severity of the crime they are charged with. Before heading to a bail bondsman be sure to consider the following, especially if they have been charged with a felony.

Run Risk

If a person has been charged with serious crime, such as rape, kidnapping, assault or murder, they may be more inclined to make a run from the law, especially if they know they are guilty. If you post this person's bail you are likely to end up having to bail their full bail amount, which could be thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. After signing their release papers you become legally responsible for ensuring the defendant shows up in court.

Danger to Society

In most cases posting someone's bail allows them to reach out to a lawyer to receive the best possible legal assistance, or continue working while they await their trial, and so on and so forth. However, if you have witnessed someone be violent in the past and they have recently been arrested it may be best not to post their bail, assuming they could be a risk to innocent people. This is especially true if they are not someone you know very well.

If you don't know someone close enough to make a solid judgement about their run risk or what sort of threat they may pose to society it is likely best to not post their bail, as you don't need to take on those sort of responsibilities. However, if you're unsure and would like to talk to an experienced bail bondsman about your options you should do so.

If you would like any questions answered about posting bail in California or throughout the nation get in touch with Liberty Bail Bonds. We will provide honest feedback for your most serious concerns. To learn more about California bail bonds give us a call 24/7 at (855) 279-8433. We're here to help!


Liberty Bail Bonds Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ



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