If you are arrested for a crime, the good news is that you can take advantage of bail and await your trial in the comfort of your own home (in most cases). A compassionate King County domestic violence lawyer will advise you on which type of bail to seek for your situation.
Types of Bail
- Unsecured bonds.
- Cash bonds.
- Your King County domestic violence lawyer can request that you be released “on your own recognizance,” meaning the court releases you based upon your promise to appear in court.
- You can also accept a bond that requires only your signature; no cash deposit or collateral are required, but if you fail to show up at your court appointment or infringe upon any bail conditions, then you must pay the court the face amount of the bond.
- A cash bond requires you to pay a deposit in order to be released.
- Either you will have to pay the full amount (a “straight” cash bond), or you will have to pay a percentage of the deposit.
Failing to Appear
- Whether you pay a cash bond or are granted an unsecured bond, you must appear in court.
- If you fail to appear, the court may require your incarceration throughout the trial.
- Additionally, you will face penalties for failing to appear in court.
- If you do not arrive in court after paying a cash bond, you are liable for the full amount of the bond (regardless of a straight or percentage cash bond).
If you are arrested for a crime, a skilled King County domestic violence lawyer can argue for bail on your behalf. Call attorney South King County criminal attorney today at (253) 709-5050.