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Here is how Expensive Bail Can Get

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If you ever had to bail yourself or a loved one out of jail, you know how expensive it can be. It can be a few thousand for the less serious crimes, but for more serious crimes and repeat offenders, bail can be tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars. For some cases, like big cases you have seen covered by the media, bail can be in the millions!

Here are some of those cases you may have heard a little about, but maybe not how expensive bail was:

  • Bernard “Bernie” Madoff – $10 million

    Madoff managed to pay his $10 million bail in 2008; he was arrested for operating a $50 billion Ponzi fraud scheme. A few months later though, his bail was revoked and he was declared a flight risk.

  • Michael Sorodsky – $33 million

    Accused of sexually molesting his sedated cancer patients, Sorodsky’s bail was set at $33 million.

  • Christopher Williams – $100 million

    Williams was accused of second-degree murder, carjacking, and aggravated robbery. His bail was set at $100 million in 2010 by a Tennessee judge.

  • Robert Durst – $3 billion

    Durst was accused of murdering his elderly neighbor in 2003 His bail was set at $3 billion – $1 billion for a bond jumping charge and $2 billion for tampering with evidence. The bail was eventually lowered in appeals court.

No matter how expensive bail can get, a bail bond can always drastically reduce the amount paid and relieve the defendant and their loved ones of some of the financial stress. Although the bail bond premium, 10% of the full bail amount, is not refunded like cash bail, it does come with a payment plan. For most people, this is the ideal method to posting bail.

Learn about bail bonds by contacting Parkwood Bail Bond Store online or at 559-674-0444.

Jail vs. Home is Like Winter vs. Spring

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Mother Nature is slowly beginning her transitional period from what was a very rainy and gloomy winter season to a beautiful, colorful spring. How about taking a pointer or two from Mother Nature and take on the same change for your family by helping a loved one post bail?

Like the winter season, getting arrested is associated with gloominess, cold, depression. A dark, cold, uncomfortable jail cell is where your loved one will be if they cannot post bail. With your help, and the help of Parkwood Bail Bond Store, your loved one can be free within hours of arraignment. Once the bail bond paperwork is finalized and the initial payment received your loved one is free to leave jail and return home where they will be welcomed by relieved loved ones. Jail and a person’s comfortable home are stark contrasts to each other, much like winter and spring.

What are you waiting for? Contact Parkwood Bail Bond Store immediately to begin the bail bond paperwork. The sooner we get to this, the sooner your loved one will see happier days again.

Parkwood Bail Bond Store can be reached online, or at 559-674-0444.