What is Bail and Who Does it Apply To?

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Bail and bail bonds exist for the purpose of releasing a recently arrested person from jail. This person can then return home, to work, and can get back into as normal of a daily routine as possible. However, they will need to adjust their schedule to accommodate court dates and any other court-mandated appearances like at a counseling session, for example.

Convicted criminals, people who have already been found guilty of the crime and sentenced to prison, cannot be released from jail with a bail or bail bond. Bail only serves those who have yet to be convicted and are eligible to post bail.

A recently arrested individual will learn if they are eligible for bail at their arraignment hearing...