Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

You Shuold Know These Different Bond Types

Michelle Garrett

When it comes to bailing somebody out of jail, you may be surprised at how many options are available. There are several types of bonds you can get that help your loved one out of jail. The more you know about what is available, the more options you have to help somebody you care about out of jail.

These are the types of bonds you need to know about.

Cash Bond

A cash bond is one of the most common ways to get out of jail. A cash bond is simply like the term implies: cash (or a credit card) is used to get somebody out of jail. You pay the cash outright, which makes the process easier than other options.

Surety Bond

A surety bond is also very common, and this is when you call in a bail bond agent for help. A surety bond involves a third party who pays the cash bond. In turn, you will pay the bail bond professional a fee for their willingness to step in.

Property Bond

A property bond is a bond you might put up if you do not have the necessary cash on hand. Property, like real estate or a vehicle, can be seized if the defendant you bail out does not show up for their trial.

You can also use property to secure a surety bond in some cases. In these situations, the bail bond professional holds on to the title of a property, like a vehicle title, until you are able to pay the cash or the defendant shows up for court. In these types of situations, you may be able to put up smaller pieces of property, including jewelry.

What If You Can't Afford Bond?

When you cannot afford bond, you have options. It can be scary to hear that somebody has a $50,000 bond set during an arraignment, but you may have to pay only a percentage of this amount if you are willing to work with a professional to help your friend bail out. A professional ensures your loved one can get out of jail and work on their case as they resume daily life.

A Bail Bondsman Can Help

Are you still unsure which kind of bond option is right for you? Do you not have the cash on hand? A bail bondsman can help you find the solution. Contact a bail bond agency to learn more.


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Applying for Jobs with a Criminal Record: Know Your Rights

I'll be up front: I have a criminal record. As someone who's spent lots--and lots--of time looking for a job in my life, I've gotten used to being up front with this fact. It's difficult to get hired with this on my record, and frankly, it never gets less scary to have to tell an interviewer about it. But that doesn't mean I'm unemployable. I'm a hard worker who can bring a lot to any company. And I also know what an employer needs to do for me. I know my rights. There's no federal law protecting me from discrimination due to my record, but there are plenty of state laws that make it a little easier for me. If you're looking for a job and you have a criminal record, read through this information. Protect yourself during a job search. Know your rights.