Being arrested on a domestic violence charge can be frightening. The initial shock of being involved in a domestic violence dispute is distressing. Call Express Bail Bonds service at 702-633-2245 to help clear the confusion. Our bondsmen are available 7 days a week, any time of the day or night, to help you get through this type of stressful situation.
Domestic violence isn't something that confines itself to poverty stricken families. Anyone can be a victim. Violence in the home knows no boundaries and is not limited to financial standing, social class, race, religion or gender. Individuals with little or no knowledge of the criminal justice system or what domestic violence entails can call our office or view our website for more information.
Many people do not understand bail bonds in any form because they have never had to use them. Both regular and domestic violence bail bonds work in much the same way, except that a domestic violence bail bonds may or may not include a restraining order or other limitations. Understanding how a restraining order will affect your daily life is extremely important if you have been charged with domestic violence offense.
The bondsmen at Express Bail Bonds will help you understand what is expected of you so your bond is not forfeited. We can advise you as to what you are and are not allowed to do while under a domestic violence bail bond. This can be an extremely difficult time, but our bondsmen are available to help you get through a difficult situation and still maintain your dignity.
What exactly is a Domestic Violence Bail Bond?
A domestic violence bail bond is similar to other types of bail bonds in that they are used to obtain the release of a defendant from jail. All major stipulations still apply, such as attending all court mandated hearings and not being arrested for any other offenses while the bail bond is in effect. The main difference between a domestic violence bond and a regular bond is that one written for a domestic violence defendant may include a restraining order preventing them from contacting the victim.
How Domestic Violence Laws Have Changed
Prior to 1984, an arrest was not mandatory in a domestic violence case. This was due to the fact that offenses had to occur in front of a police officer for them to legally be able to arrest the offender. Since most violent acts occurred in the privacy of a person's home, they could not make the arrest without a warrant.
The United States Attorney General changed that in 1984, by making a recommendation that the standard procedure in a domestic violence dispute was mandatory arrest. This suggestion was made after a study performed in Minneapolis Minnesota found that the number of domestic violence disputes decreased when offenders realized that a mandatory night in jail was the standard protocol. With those new guidelines, the need for domestic violence bail bonds became a reality.