03 Aug Bail Amount is X Amount of Dollars, but Feels like $0
The literal price for a bail bond will eventually become priceless. A bail bond will cost you 10% of the full bail amount, and the full bail amount is determined by the judge who evaluates the defendant’s crime, relationships in the community, and past criminal history. So if the judge sets the bail at $50,000, the bail bond will only be $5,000.
For most people, that is still a lot of money to pay with cash, check, or credit card. However, knowing that your loved one’s reputation and freedom is at stake, that $5,000 is nothing. Not only are you guaranteeing his or her freedom, you are also giving the opportunity to return to work, to be with supportive friends and family, and to have as normal of a life as possible. Jail is not a place where anyone wants to be.