Post Bail In the event of an alleged violation or crime, the accused person is arrested. The police officer at the scene then decides one of two things. Either the defendant is given a citation along with a court date on which the defendant must appear (or pay a fine). The second possibility is the…

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Difference Between Bond and Bail If someone is arrested for an alleged crime, then the police take the accused person to jail. The person normally would stay in police custody until a judge hears the case and a trial is carried out. However, the trial can take a few weeks or even months to conclude.…

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What is bail, and how does it work? Usually, when a person is arrested, they have the option of remaining in police custody until their court hearing or ask to be released on bail with a promise to appear in court when ordered to. Bail, therefore, is the amount of money a defendant pays to…

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