You may not find much glamor in being a bail bondsman, but it can be a fulfilling, lucrative, and interesting position for the right person. Bail bondsmen are essential players in the criminal justice system because they assist law enforcement, and help criminals get their lives back on track. While this line of work can be dangerous, there are also a number of benefits including all of the following:
- Flexible Schedule: As a bail-bond agent you can work as much or as little as you want. Bail bondsmen control what days and hours they work, whether full-time or part-time.
- Good Income: Without working full-time hours and days you may be able to draw full-time income if you write several bonds each month.
- Opportunity for Self-Employment: Once you’ve learned the business you have the option to start your own bond company. You will then be able to control all of the daily operations, including choosing the bonds you want or don’t want to write.
- Job Security: The bond business is always necessary despite recessions. In fact, an economic downturn corresponds with a higher crime rate, so the bail bond agent always has job security.
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It will help your level of stress when you know what to expect from your bail hearing. A bail hearing typically takes place for a judge to determine whether or not the arrested person is likely to run, and miss future court appearances and a trial. The purpose of a bail hearing is to set the exact amount of the bail that is required if bail is granted. The defendant can present evidence but the decision about bail is ultimately made by the court.
There are a number of different scenarios that can occur when it comes to a bail hearing, if the judge decides to release a person on bail, he or she is likely to believe that the arrested person won’t be a flight risk. The following are some of the details that may occur if you or a loved one does make bail:
- The judge may require you to stay in a specific place or at a specific address.
- You may be required to stay in contact with the police.
- The judge may require you to stay away from witnesses involved in your case.
Chances are you will not be eligible for bail is any of the following is true:
- You’ve missed court in the past.
- You were arrested while you were already out on bail.
- You committed a violent crime.
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To continue with our discussion on “Choosing a Public Defender,” you should know that a public defender is not able to give you or your loved one the kind of time that would be available to you with a private lawyer. Public defenders are known to handle their clients in a fast-paced manner. There is also the matter of convenience. If you are being represented by a public defender, you may have to wait a long time before your case is heard. Private attorneys tend to receive priority in some courtrooms and can have their clients moved through at a convenient pace.
The public defender you work with should know all the standard offers given by the “People” in their assigned courtroom after the first month on the job. However, they are not always able to get the experience they need in a timely manner. So, keep in mind that making special deals, outside the “standard offer” for clients, is a function of time, experience, and skill.
A public defender does represent clients in trials. Private attorneys have fewer trials because they get cases with highly motivated clients because of the large expense of a trial. Also, before taking a case to trial, private attorneys take the time to go over the risks and benefits of a trial. Public Defenders are paid a fixed salary based on a grade set by the county. If you can’t afford an experienced and skilled private attorney, working with a public defender makes much more sense than going on your own.
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