The Question is Do You Qualify for a Bail
One of the interesting things about television, particularly American procedural dramas is that they always have scenes where bail is either being denied or set at a ridiculously high price. It is enough to make you wonder if anyone is ever released on bail.
The simple truth is that bail is a common part of the justice system. Yes, there are times when bail is completely denied but those situations are rare. If a judge does deny bail, they have a good reason for doing so. The normal reasons include:
- Something in your history suggests you’re a flight risk
- The judge is worried you’ll break the law while out on bail
- The judge is worried that you’ll do something that could harm the witnesses in your case
- Additional charges are about to be filed
- You have a history of parole violations
Unfortunately, it is going to be very difficult to convince the judge to change their mind if they’ve already denied your bail. The one exception to that is if the judge knew additional files were about to be filed against you. It’s likely that they will be willing to reconsider the topic of bail once the charges are formalized.
While it’s not uncommon for a judge to set a really high bail, what the television shows don’t portray is how that doesn’t always mean you’ll spend months sitting in jail waiting for your day in court. When the judge sets a bail that’s too high for you to afford on your own, all you have to do is contact Tennessee Bail Bonds. We’ve got you covered.
In exchange for a fee that adds up to exactly 1% to 5% of the requested bail, we’ll write a bail bond. Once we’ve done this, you’ll be released from jail. Depending on your history, community ties, and how high a bail bond is needed, we may require a co-signer or collateral before we write the bail bond.