GPS Monitoring as a condition of your Bond
Utilize GPS Monitoring as a negotiating tool in the bail reduction process as a condition of release.
When someone is arrested, what are the release options?
Four basic release options available are described below:
- To be released on cash bail, the total amount of the bail (not just 10%) must be given to the court in cash. The court holds this money until the case is concluded, providing the incentive for the defendant to show up in court. If the defendant does appear for all court proceedings, the cash bail is returned in full.
- The most common bail bond is a Surety Bond. It involves a contract with a bail agent who posts a bond for the full bail amount, which financially guarantees that the defendant will show up for all court proceedings. The bail agent typically charges the defendant a premium of 10% of the bail amount for this service.
Release on Own Recognizance (O.R.):
- This program is usually offered to low risk individuals with no past criminal record or non-violent offenses.
Release on Citation (Cite Out):
- Most people are familiar with this procedure. This is the same thing that happens when a person receives a traffic citation. The citation is usually issued and the defendant is never actually placed in custody. Like the Release on Own Recognizance, it is up to the defendant to voluntarily show up in court on the appointed date.