After you or a loved one has been arrested and booked into jail, a judge will post one of three kinds of bail in order for you to be released. ‘Bail’ and ‘bond’ mean two different things in Virginia. Bail is the release of an accused individual prior to their trial based on terms and conditions set by a judge. The bond is the actual payment or promise to pay the amount set by a judge. Virginia recognizes three kinds of bonds, which may be set against you or someone you love after they have been arrested and booked into jail.
If a judge sets a personal recognizance bond for your release from jail, you are expected to sign a written promise to attend all court hearings, and no monetary amount has to be paid. Personal recognizance bonds are set for less severe offenses, but failure to meet the conditions set in this bond could result in more severe consequences than the charge you were initially arrested for.
An unsecured bond allows the accused to be released from jail on the promise they will attend all court hearings required to determine the verdict of their case, similar to a personal recognizance bond. However, unlike the personal recognizance blog, with an unsecured bond the person must agree to pay a certain amount set by the judge if he misses any court hearings. If the accused fails to appear for their court hearing, the bond may be increased and a warrant will be issued for the individual’s arrest, resulting in new, and most likely more expensive, charges.
Finally, a secured bond requires a person to pay a certain amount of money to be released from jail. If the accused pays for release, attends all court hearings, and is proven innocent, the money from the secured bond will be returned. If you require a secured bond and cannot afford it, Affordable Bail Bonding is here to help.
At Affordable Bail Bonding, we want to help you earn your freedom fast by offering secured bail bonds 24/7. Our experienced team has helped individuals in the Chatham area post bail to ensure they are quickly reunited with their loved ones and getting started on proving their innocence. For a minimal 10 percent fee, we can help you get out of jail fast. Call Affordable Bail Bonding today.