Saturday, April 30, 2011
Denver Fox 31 Bail bond law change story
Thank you for covering this story, I would like to add some information to this story. First Bail Bonding agents are not the only way to get out of jail: some people are released on summons without going to jail at all, if they fail to appear a warrant is issued and they would be required to post bond when they arrested. Secondly, some defendants are released on their own recognizance without paying any cost to be released. Thirdly a defendant may post the full amount cash or credit card at some detention centers and get the whole bond amount returned when they complete the required court dates. And the last option other then a bail bonding agent is to put up real estate property to the courts at little expense to the defendant. Mr. Pozner states that the bail bondsman are getting rich, what is wrong with a business providing a service for a profit isn't that what Mr Pozner does for his clients? The purpose of bail is not to enrich the public treasury, it is to guarantee the defendants appearance at the required court dates. Bail bonding agents are funded by the people that utilize their services not the tax payers that are burdened enough already. Bail bonding agents can't be law enforcemnet officers, because to have the power to arrest a party and charge them with a crime and make a profit from bonding them out would be a conflict of interest. This is excatly what this does.