Are there different types of bail bonds?
When you find out someone you care about has been arrested, you will likely want to figure out the quickest way to get them out of jail. The best bet? Posting their bail. While you could put up the entire bail amount in cash, chances are you do not have tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars required to do so laying around. That leaves you with the option of using a bail bond, which is a common way to post bail. While there are not exactly different types of bail bonds for each type of crime, the way the bond is filed may differ depending on the charges brought against the defendant. Here is a look at some of the most common crimes a bail bond is used for.
Felony bail bonds
Felonies are the most serious types of charges. Felones can include weapons and gun crimes, discharging a firearm, robbery, breaking and entering, kidnapping, rape and murder. These charges generally result in higher bail amounts, due to the implications of the alleged crime. In some cases a defendant charged with a felony may not be allowed bail if deemed a flight risk or a threat to the community.
Misdemeanor bail bonds
Less violent crimes, such as trespassing, destruction of property, vandalism, reckless driving and others, are known as misdemeanors. These are common crimes and bail is generally low in.
DUI bail bond
One of the most common crimes in the United States is DUI/DWI, or driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. While this is a serious offense it is often met with low bail fees. In some cases only a signature bail bond needed in order to secure the release of a loved one charged with this.
Drug possession bail bond
While marijuana is quickly becoming legal across the United States in one form or another, carrying it in high quantities, or possessing other drugs, will result in a criminal charge of drug possession. Depending on how much and what drug a person is caught with, a number of charges may be filed.
If someone you care about has been arrested be sure to reach out to a bail bond agency as soon as possible. For expert bail bond services in Idaho contact Michelle's American Eagle. Our bail bond agents are available 24/7 to post bail! Give us a call day or night at (208) 522-BOND (2663) to post bail in Idaho Falls and beyond.
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