Posting Bond in Tulsa County
When a person is arrested for a crime, he or she is held by the state to await trial. In most cases, the state will release the person on bail in exchange for a bond, or a monetary assurance that the defendant will appear in court. If a person fails to appear on their designated court date, the bond is forfeit and the person becomes a fugitive of the law.
Bonds For Release
Bonds give people a way to be released from jail while still ensuring that they will face their trial. The amount is assigned in a hearing, and can vary depending on:
- The crime that the defendant has been accused of
- Prior criminal history of the defendant
- The perceived mental state of the defendant
- Financial condition of the defendant
In some cases, the monetary assurance may be too high for a defendant to pay without help. Bail bondsmen supply the court with the money in exchange for a fee from the defendant to mitigate their risk.
Getting Out of Jail When the Time is Right
Some bail bondsmen have different rates but most do not vary by a material amount.
Once a bond is posted, the bondsman has committed his money and any fees would remain unchanged. At the Edge Law Firm, our team will fight for our clients and help during the trying and terrifying times that immediately follow an arrest.
Contact us online today or call (918) 582-6333 to learn what Edge can do for you.