After someone has been arrested, no matter what the charge may be, they will be taken before a judge. The judge will decide whether a bail will be assigned. In the event that the arrestee has missed a court appearance in the past, they are considered a flight risk and no bail will be set. If the judge does assign bail, the amount will be based on:
Surety bonds are the most popular type of bail due to low fees. If an individual does not have enough money to post bail, he or she can use a bail bonds agency
to get out of jail. The agency will pay the bond to have the individual released and 10% of the bond will be charged to the arrestee as a fee. Once the arrestee shows up for court, the agency will produce the funds.