Did you know a defendant getting a pre-trial release does not need to commit any fund but simply promise to appear in the court hearing? The funding for a pre-trial release depends solely on taxpayers.
The defendant doesn’t have to contribute anything for their release. There is a greater chance for the released defendants to evade the law and run away as a fugitive. In that case, only local authorities are responsible to search for the fugitives and return them to law. But, this is on their low-priority list.
Commercial bail is a better alternative to pre-trial release. This video explains the important but lesser-known facts about a pre-trial release.
What is a Pre-Trial Release?
A pre-trial release is a government organization that obtains the release of defendants from a local jail.
- The defendant does not have to commit any funds
- They only need to promise for appearing in the court.
What Are the Benefits of a Pre-Trial Release?
Pre-trial release agreements are almost similar to bail bonds. A pre-trial release has several benefits:
- Funded by taxpayers
- No one is financially responsible for the defendant after their release
- Can be used in violent, felony cases
When is a Pre-Trial Release used?
To obtain the release of individuals charged with:
- Violent Offences
Who pays for a Pre-Trial Release?
Pre-trial release programs are funded by taxpayers. The defendant doesn’t have to contribute to for the release.
What happens after a defendant is released?
Defendants must promise to appear in court at their hearing.
Who is financially liable for the defendant after release?
No one is financially responsible for the defendant or to ensure that they appear in court.
Who finds defendants who fail to appear?
Local authorities are called upon to find and return the defendants.
What is an alternative to Pre-Trial Release?