Criminal record. The bail amount for assault with a deadly weapon will be much higher than the bail for shoplifting. You might end up in prison if your bail amount for criminal charges is excessive. Bailbonds can be a solution if this happens. Bail bonds are the name given to a loan made on behalf of you to courts in order to pay your bail. The bail bond agent receives the amount back once you have fulfilled your obligations and is charged a fee.
Be clear on your obligations in the event of applying for a bail bond. If you’re arrested on bail or don’t show up for your court date then you might lose the bail money. That means that the bond could be forfeited to the bail bondsman due to your inability to appear. You are now more likely to be in legal trouble. Also, the bondsman is going to get the bond’s amount along with your fee.