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History of Bail Bonds

Bail Bonds in the 13th Century

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The idea of using money and other collateral assets in order to release someone booked in jail before their trial dates back to England in the 13th Century.

Using a system of bail bonds enabled people of all classes in society, the rich, middle, and poor, to have better chances of receiving bail when accused of a crime.

Previously, the ones who had enough money and property value were able to secure a temporary release before their trial. Individuals began to commercialize the system when they realized they could offer the security amount to the court with extra fees attached to the defendant and therefore make a profit.

Bail Bonds in the United States

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For the United States, Bail Bonds have been around since our Founding Fathers. In fact, the 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail and excessive fines.


Bail Bonds Today

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Today, companies like Sportsmans Bail Bonds offer incredibly valuable services for individuals required to appear in court. Those who are financially unable to pay all the funds set by the court are able to qualify by paying only a percentage of the funds to a bondsman, while the bail bonds company pays the rest.

Find a Licensed, Professional Bail Bond Agent

Sportsmans Bail Bonds is ready to serve you with over 20 years of trustworthy, confidential service in Utah bail bonds. Our agents pull out all the stops to help you get back on track. Trustworthy, reliable, confidential. When you work with Sportsmans, you get the best bail bond service in Utah. You can count on us.