Bail Bonds and How they work?
Atlantic Avenue is a long, wide street that cuts across Brooklyn. If you cover it coming from the JFK airport, after Queens, you immediately meet the suburb, not particularly taken care of. Urbanization becomes more elegant as you approach the East River, at the so-called Brooklyn Hill, Brooklyn Heights. And it is precisely in this area that I turned from Henry Street on Atlantic Avenue accompanying my son to do laundry in a usual Chinese laundry.
In front of no.275, I was surprised to see that the building was a prison. Surprised because it was not an architectural element that marked a discontinuity with the other buildings. A second surprise: many shops in the area are offices that offer services to prisoners, in particular, those that carry the bail bond agent as a sign. Not knowing its meaning, Paolo, my son, took away my curiosity. He knew something about it because he had been looking for information after watching Quentin Tarantino’s film Jacky Brown. In a nutshell, said in a brutal way, bounty hunters. Put less brutally, offices serving the defendant. It is not a contradiction. Let’s go with the order. In most of the US for non-serious crimes, the accused can get bail for freedom until the trial. In Italy it is different, there is no bail, provisional freedom is given to the domiciliary in particular conditions.
what is bail bonds – BondCliff? Not everyone has the money to pay the bail. They can apply for financing from banks, insurance companies, and financial institutions, but these institutions are reluctant to invest given the risk they take by being guarantors of a defendant. Then the bail bond agent comes into play: person or company that pays the bail and acts as a guarantor for the defendant to appear at the trial. It should be noted that the deposits are quite high, but in a few hours, the bail bond agent is able to satisfy the request because it stipulates agreements with insurance companies or credit operators to have the necessary money available immediately. What does it gain? The fee is generally 10% of the deposit. If the accused does not appear at the trial, the agent loses the bail. But the law, in almost all the States of the USA, allows it to recover the money paid as security through the practice of the bounty hunter, bounty hunter, or even suing the defendant. Perhaps to us, rooted in another culture, the practice of entrusting not the institutions but the private with the possibility of facing these problems, turn up their noses. However, we must take into account the American mentality, which leaves great room for private initiative.