If you have been arrested on criminal charges, a judge will typically set bail at an amount that is comparable to the alleged crime; in other words, the more serious the charge, the higher the bail.
What is Bail?
Bail money is intended to act as a sort of insurance for the court. If you pay the bail, then you will be released from jail; however, the court will hold the bail money until your trial date. If you appear for all of your scheduled hearings, then the court will return the bail money to you, minus any court fees or other fines that were incurred throughout the court process. If you fail to appear in court, then the court will keep the bail money and issue a warrant for your arrest.
How Can I Pay My Bail?
Many people do not have the cash on hand to pay their bail outright. In these instances, you may post a bail bond, usually issued through a bonding company. There are several bail-bonding companies in the Savannah and Chatham County area that can help bond you out of jail.
A bail bondsman takes on the financial responsibility of your bail in exchange for a fee. If you fail to appear in court, then the bondsman will be financially liable for your bail.
More about Bonding Out of Chatham County Jail
To learn more about posting a bond or to schedule a free initial case consultation, contact the attorneys of The Turner Firm, located in Savannah, Georgia.