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Finding out that a family member has been arrested is an unsettling experience. With the help of a bail bond agent, you can get your loved one out of jail until the end of the trial process. If the bail amount is beyond your budget, let a bail bond agent pay it for you. Few people realize just how easy it is to secure the bail bonds they need for their family members to be released from jail. Most New Jersey bail bond agents are available day and night, and require only 10 percent of the bail amount. This infographic offers a straightforward look at how the bail process works in New Jersey. If you have friends or family who could benefit from this infographic, please share it with them.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, the last thing you want to worry about is legal process. After a law enforcement officer transports the suspect to a police station, he or she will likely go through a series of steps to comply with local law while taking someone into custody. While each jurisdiction varies slightly in its specific procedures, the following are common steps in the booking process.
Step 1: Recording the Crime in a Database
The first step in the booking process is to make a record of the arrest in a police database. The officer may have already completed this step during the time of arrest. If so, the suspect can be moved through the remainder of the process more efficiently.
Step 2: Taking Mug Shot and Fingerprints
Most jurisdictions will then ask the suspects to take a photo at the station and give their fingerprints. In locations with digital fingerprinting technology, these prints will be automatically crosschecked against other crimes and crime scenes present in police records.
Step 3: Confiscating Clothing and Personal Property
After the photograph is taken, the police may take away all personal property and clothing in favor of regulation-issue jail apparel. This is intended to ensure that the suspect does not bring any contraband or illegal substances into the police facility.
Step 4: Making One Phone Call
The final step of the booking process often involves the ability of a suspect to make one phone call to let someone know that that they are in trouble. If the defendant is eligible for bail, he or she may be able to ask a family member to come and bail them out that day or the following morning.
24 Seven Bail Bonds is a New Jersey company offering bonds in all of the state’s counties. If your loved one was recently booked for committing a crime, we may be able to help. Call our New Brunswick office today at (732) 993-7408 to learn how we can help you post bond.
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New Jersey state law requires that bail bondsmen charge 10 percent of the total bail price in order to post bond. There are a number of bail bondsmen out there that are circumventing the system in order to stay in business. These bondsmen are trying to get creative and work out “side deals” to stay afloat. They would rather charge 1 percent than 10 percent and stay in business, but this cannot be tolerated.
This scenario played out in the recent case of Hakeem Chance. Chance was initially given a bail of $500,000 which was then reduced to $350,000. According to CliffViewPilot.com, his mother then posted only $10,000 to secure his release, not the $35,000 required. Presiding Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi then returned Chance’s bail to the original $500,000 stating that side deals like the one in the case were unacceptable.
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The criminal justice process can seem highly convoluted. This video outlines the basics of a criminal trial. First, the prosecutor and defense attorney will decide whether to hold a jury or bench trial. Many minor offenses, such as speeding ticket violations, do not entitle the defendant to a trial by jury in order to speed up the justice process.
Once the trial begins, both sides will offer opening statements that describe their version of events. Next, the parties will call witnesses and introduce evidence. Finally, the attorneys on either side will once again give argumentative summaries in the form of closing arguments.
Weeks or even months can fall between a criminal arraignment and trial. A judge often sets the bail at a fairly high amount, but bail bond companies can offer loans to pay this amount for a small amount of money down. The skilled lending team at 24 Seven Bail Bonds has been working with New Jersey residents for years. Call (732) 993-7408 today to find out if we can help you with your case.
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Being convicted of a crime can change the course of your entire life. Because private defense attorneys are usually very expensive, the American justice system ensures that low-income defendants are entitled to a court-appointed attorney free of charge. If you cannot afford to hire a private lawyer, your first step should be to ask the court for a public defender. You may need to provide financial documents to demonstrate that you are unable to hire your own attorney. If you are unable to post bail and have been remanded to jail, a lawyer will be appointed for you during your first court appearance.
To learn more about the criminal defense system and how a bail bondsman can help you get out of jail quickly, call 24 Seven Bail Bonds today at (732) 993-7408. No matter what crime you have been charged with, New Jersey law guarantees that you can bail out of jail.