When you get that phone call from a loved one inside jail telling you they need help to meet bail, your heart sinks, your temper rises, and your stress elevates. Where do you start to get this money to pay for bail? The answer is calling Clinton Bail Bonds.
In each state, judges are responsible for setting bail amounts for arrested people. This is called a “bail schedule” and each bail price is based on the severity of the crime.
When it comes to bail set for every individual, the price will also be based on whether the defendant has a prior criminal history, how many connections they have within the community, and how much of a flight-risk they are. The judges must consider the safety of the public before allowing a defendant to be eligible for bail. The defendant must also be reliable enough to show up for his or her court-appointed dates.
The bail schedule is reviewed regularly for any necessary changes, additions, or subtractions necessary. Defendants have the right to non-excessive bail, which the judges must abide by. Yet, it will still seem like many bail amounts are expensive – but that’s because bail in general is expensive. It’s (literally) the price one must pay for their hurtful, illegal, dangerous actions.
Here at Clinton Bail Bonds, we understand exactly how difficult a single arrest, even for minor charges, can be on your budget and we want to help.
The first way we help is by reducing how much bail money you need before you’re released. Rather than paying the entire amount, which is what you’d have to do if you decide to bail yourself out of jail, all you have to do is pay us 1% to 5% of whatever your bail is. That 1% to 5% is the only fee we charge.
We understand that in some cases, the 1% to 5% is difficult to come up with. Don’t assume that just because you don’t have 1% to 5% of the required bail that you’re out of luck. We still have some more options that are designed to make your life easier.
The first thing we try to do is set up a flexible payment plan. The goal of this payment program is to ease your financial burden as much as possible. The payment plan is fully customizable so that you have the best chance of staying on top of all your financial obligations.