It is never an easy thing to deal with the legal system. It is a tiresome web of confusion we are not used to being a part of. No one wants to spend time in jail. If you face an impending criminal case, there are several things you need to take care of that cannot be accomplished behind bars. Find the best options for making bail and make your case most effectively. Jail is uncomfortable and you would rather be at home. There are several options for being bailed out of jail in Ohio. Be acquainted with them and you will be in the best possible position.
Sometimes your bail will be set at a certain amount and the entire amount set must be posted. Sometimes only cash is accepted. In other cases property may be accepted as bail payment. If the party set free does not appear before court on the requested day and time, whoever posted bail will lose it. Other times, bail will be set at a certain amount, but you will only have to post a certain percentage. Say your bail is set at $10,000. Under this scenario, with a hypothetical percentage of 15% due, you would only owe $1500. Yet another bail option is to give a percentage of the amount due to a bail bondsman and have him post the rest. This may be your only feasible option if you do not have the funds to make bail.
Make bail and use your freedom wisely. Your time is valuable, particularly if you must build a case with your attorney in the coming days and weeks. It often seems that the legal system exists only to perpetuate the needs of its own. Don’t be taken advantage of by the court system. Make bail and start to build your case.