A person’s first thought upon landing in jail  often is “How can I get out — fast?!” Because, nobody wants to stay in jail one minute longer than they have to. The usual way to get out of jail fast is to “post bail.” Bail can be cash, a bond, or property that an arrested person puts up to ensure that he or she will appear in court when ordered to do so. If the defendant doesn’t show up, the court keeps the bail and issues a warrant for the defendant’s arrest. How Bail Is Set Judges set the amount.  … Continue reading