If you’re wondering how bail bonds work in the Upper Marlboro area, then you likely have a friend or family member who has been arrested or you may be facing criminal charges yourself. After an arrest, posting bail can allow a defendant to be released from jail pending the next court appearance or trial. Bail bonds are a form of leverage that the court uses to guarantee a defendant’s appearance in court.
As you’ll learn by watching this video, many families turn to a bail bondsman because they cannot afford to post the full amount of bail. A bail bondsman charges a non-refundable fee, which is a percentage of the full amount of the bond. In return, the bail bondsman arranges for the defendant’s release from jail.