• Juvenile Bail Bonds: Do They Exist?


    According to the American Civil Liberties Union, there are almost 60,000 minors incarcerated in the U.S. In many adult cases, depending on the severity of the accused’s possible crime among other factors, the judge sets bail. This is an amount of money that may be paid to secure the temporary release of the suspect. Lehigh County bail bonds businesses pay the amount for those without ready funds in return for a percentage of the fee. Bail is meant to ensure the individual actually returns for the trial. However, juvenile cases (involve those under 18, or, in some places, under 16) are different from adult ones. Whether or not juveniles get bail is a common query.

    The Answer

    In general, youths do not possess the same constitutional right to bail as adults do. However, some states permit juvenile bail while others expressly forbid it. This is due to a number of …

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