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5 Quick Ways People Get Arrested In The Summertime

With Summer just a couple months away, remember to stay safe and responsible. Making a rash and irresponsible decision could bring your Summer fun to an abrupt end. What could be worse than spending your Summer vacation behind bars? In today’s article, we’ll be presenting 5 quick ways people get arrested in the summertime.

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Know What It Means To Co-Sign For A Utah Bail Bond

Having a loved one in jail can be an unfortunate experience. Thankfully, one of the fastest ways to get a person out of jail is to hire a bail bond agent. This can help you secure the freedom of your loved one by paying only 10%-15% of the initial bond amount. However, getting a bail bond for their release requires someone other than the accused person to co-sign the bond. This person is known as the Indemnitor.

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How to Handle Yourself if Arrested

Getting arrested can be a tense experience. This can make you feel uneasy and nervous as you try to understand the situation. Getting apprehended may seem unfair given your circumstances, but it’s important to behave properly and cooperatively with state and federal law enforcement during an arrest. Choosing to behave improperly can make matters worse and result in greater consequences in the end. Here are some ways you should handle yourself if arrested:

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What Charges Are Denied Bail?

Getting arrested is an unfortunate experience. If you qualify for bail, the judge will set the amount based on several factors, including the severity of the crime. While posting bail is a right given to every accused person, there are still some exceptions. These exceptions occur if the judge considers it necessary for an accused person to remain in custody. (Check out our article on How Do Judges Determine A Bail Amount).

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How Do Judges Determine A Bail Amount?

When a person gets arrested, there’s a timeline of events that occur. If the crime is serious enough, they can be booked into jail where they’ll wait until a court hearing where the judge will set the bail amount (if the person qualifies for bail). There are a number of factors that determine a person’s bail amount:

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What is the 8th Amendment?

The eighth amendment bans the federal government from demanding excessive bail and fines and states that no harsh and unusual punishments can be given. The paragraphs below describe in more depth what this amendment means.

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What Do Bondsmen Accept as Collateral?

If a person ends up in jail and they qualify for bail, the judge will determine the amount at their court hearing. Instead of paying the full bail amount out-of-pocket (which can be quite expensive), people will generally hire a bail agent who will post their bond in exchange for a 10% commission. However, as a way of ensuring their promise to appear in court, the bail agent will also ask them to sign over collateral.

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Will I Need Collateral On My Bond?

Information on what collateral is and how it will affect you when getting a bail bond.

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History of Bail Bonds

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.

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Our Utah Bail Bond Agents

Hi everybody! We’ve added several bail bond agents to our Agents page over the past few months. Let’s introduce them 🙂

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