Why Bail?

While surety or commercial bail it is not the only form of release a court may choose, it has proven to be the most effective way for a defendant to secure his or her release from a detention facility while awaiting trial. Surety Bail out performs all other release options by producing the lowest percentage of failure to appear rates, protects victims through the supervision of released defendants, supports efforts of a defendant to preserve their innocence and protects taxpayers by not using any government-funding for pretrial services.

Below, we've broken down a few more reasons why surety bail is greatest protector of our criminal justice system: