What is Pretrial Services Supervision

The judge will set up terms and conditions for the person in jail, because, in most cases, for people waiting for the trial date, after the arrest, they could actually wait at home, and make sure that they show up in court when needed. In some cases this will be refused because the person may be considered by the judge a “threat to society”, and therefore they would have to remain in jail. Direct opposite to “threat to society” is when the judge sees the person as no risk at all, “on his/her own recognizance” and they can be released from jail, without paying an amount of money, to wait for their court day at a known address.

Once the judge considers letting the person go home and have them show up for court dates, almost as if they were dates in court for traffic offenses, there are a few options where the person will have to pay an amount of money to stay out of jail until their day in court. The options require a bit of financial commitment. 

The more complicated option, but not really complicated, is the bond. Basically, some form of guarantee for the money used to release the person from the jail. Just like many check-cashing places offer loans and need to have some kind of guarantee, like title loans, property bonds will use just that, a defendant’s property as a guarantee for the amount of money used by the bail bondsman to cover the cost of release. The last one is more like an insurance, a surety bond, a third party loaning the money needed for release. This is the part that may require a bit of paperwork but our staff is experienced with great understanding how the bail system works.

Pretrial supervision is a way to monitor the activities and behavior of people released on bond.

Bond is an alternative to jail for those people charged with federal crimes. Often when one is released on bond they are ordered to undergo pretrial supervision. Release on bond, provides an opportunity for individuals to live with their families, hold jobs, and be productive members of society.

Through supervision, Pretrial Services Officers will enforce the Court’s order. Officers make sure people on pretrial supervision comply with the bond conditions the court has set for their release to the community.

Through supervision, officers aid in protecting the community. Pretrial Services Officers reduce the risk that people on supervision commit crimes. They also reduce the risk that people who are awaiting trial flee rather than return to court as required.

Through supervision, Pretrial Services Officers provide treatment and assistance. Officers help people on bond correct problems that may be linked to criminal behavior by directing them to services to help them. These services may include substance abuse or mental health treatment, medical care, training, or employment assistance.

In working with people on pretrial supervision, Pretrial Services Officers inform them of what the court expects of them. Officers conduct home and work visits of those released on bond supervision. Officers monitor their compliance with the conditions the court has set for their release. Officers will also step in to control and correct if the person on bond does not comply.

Bond conditions are rules set by the court that people on supervision must follow if they want to remain in the community. The court imposes bond conditions to help structure the person’s actions and activities to address any risk of non-appearance or danger.

As always, the best option is to contact Atlas Bail and go over available info and all the details. With our experience, knowledge and great customer service, we can have your loved ones back to you as soon as the law will allow us. From the moment you show up in our office we understand your need for guidance and help. The fact that a person is in jail is only the beginning of the process. Selecting AAA Atlas Bail is an important first step. With years of experience in our office, we most definitely will have the right answer for you.

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