Have you ever wondered where bail comes from or what causes a person to be eligible for bail at all? It’s an interesting concept to allow a person who has been accused of committing a crime to simply walk free, but as it turns out, there are a number of benefits to doing this. “How can that be,” you ask, “when it would be that much easier to simply keep people in jail to make sure that they actually show up to court when their court date rolls around?”
At A-1 Affordable Bail Bonds, we want to make sure that you have the necessary information on the subject and that’s why we’d like to take an in depth look at this very topic in today’s blog. Why let a person who may have committed a crime out of jail on bail? Keep reading to find out!
It Keeps the System Running Efficiently
Consider for a moment just how much a few weeks in jail waiting for a court date to arrive could disrupt a person’s life. If they don’t work at a job that allows them to take paid time off–or even if they do have that luxury–it can still mean a huge change in plans. Let’s assume that everyone who is arrested and is awaiting trial is forced to stay in jail until their court date rolls around. That automatically means that many of the jails in cities all across our country are no longer big enough.
In addition to accommodating this extra influx of people, the jails now need to provide food and water, electricity, and more for all of these people. That’s a cost that could add up pretty quickly.
What If They’re Not Guilty?
Unfortunately, many people often assume that just because someone is arrested it means they are likely guilty. This couldn’t be further from the truth and it’s the reason that the term “innocent until proven guilty” is a staple of the criminal justice system. Just because you are accused of a crime doesn’t mean you did it.
Whether the accused is guilty or not, that person is still often given the opportunity to pay bail upon the condition that he or she will return for a court date. This allows that person to head back to work and continue with their daily life while awaiting their trial. It also allows that person to work with a lawyer to build a case for their defense.
Are You in Need of Bail Bonds?
At A-1 Affordable Bail Bonds, we are proud to serve the residents of Louisiana from Ascension Parish to Terrebonne Parish and everywhere in between! We believe that everyone who makes bail should actually be able to be released and if you don’t have the funds to pay for them yourself, look no further.
Our goal is to help as many people as possible with top notch service and a friendly attitude. Are you in need of a great bail bondsman? Contact us today.