Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a bail?
1) The term bail could be used in several distinct forms
The first meaning is the most common and should be employed for clarity
Admission to bail is an order from a competent court that the defendant be discharged from actual custody upon bail. The discharge on bail is accomplished by the taking of bail (i.e., the acceptance by the court or magistrate of security -either an undertaking or deposit-for the appearance of the defendant before a court for some part of the criminal proceeding).
Bail is evidence of a bond or recognizance, which as a rule becomes a record of the court. The bond is in the nature of a contract between the state on one side and the defendant his sureties on the other. The agreement basically is that the state will release the defendant from custody the sureties will undertake that the defendant will appear at a specified time and place to answer the charge made against him. If the defendant fails to appear, the sureties become the absolute debtor of the state for the amount of the bond.
Does the bail bond continue eternally, can you get it returned?
When the bail has served its purpose, the surety will be exonerated (i.e., released from the obligation). Exoneration normally occurs when the proceeding is terminated in some way or on the return of the defendant to custody. After conviction, the defendant appears for sentence. If sentence to jail confinement or imprisonment the defendant is committed to the custody of the sheriff, and the liability of the surety/s is discharged.
What is the purpose of bail?
The purpose of bail is to assure the attendance of the defendant, when his or her appearance is required in court, whether before or after conviction. Bail is not a means of punishing a defendant, nor should there be a suggestion of revenue to the Goverment.
What if the defendant is sentenced to probation?
A defendant who is convicted and given probation is released from custody and the bail bond must be exonerated as a matter of law.
How to begin the bail bond release process?
What are the steps?
Having the following information on hand will quicken the bond release process. It's OK if you are missing or not sure of any information asked below, just give us a call and we will be glad to help you.
We promise to have your loved one released in the shortest time possible. We can process the bond by telephone or in person. We are available 24/7
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I. C. Bail Bonds
91 N. Franklin Street
Hempstead, NY, 11550
Phone: (516) 505-0102
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Central Islip, NY, 11722
Phone: (631) 630-6668
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Brooklyn, New York 11201
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