Traffic Bail Bonds

Traffic offenses are traffic violations other than DWI or DUI. They can be classified as infractions (for minor typically non-dangerous moving violations), misdemeanors or felonies depending on the severity of the violation.

Typically, a traffic infraction turns into a misdemeanor or felony if there is harm caused to person or property, or if there was a serious potential or threat of harm to persons or property as a result of the violation. Again, it is all about the specific situation and how severe it ended up being. Running a red light where no accidents resulted will be considered less severe than a deliberately run red light that results in an accident and death.

While the majority of traffic violations result in fines and court dates rather than jail time, bail bonds can still be used to help deal with the sentencing. If, for instance, someone neglects to pay their fines (either because they can’t afford to or they forgot) or show up to their court date, the fines can increase significantly and other punishments may be doled out (license can be revoked, a warrant could be put out, etc). This is where using a traffic bail bond service becomes beneficial.

Even if you are not facing jail time for your traffic violation, if you need help taking care of unpaid fines before they get even worse, many bail bond services will offer the same type of service as if you were in jail, except for your traffic fines instead of an actual bail fee.

So, if you have traffic fines costing, for example, $5,000, you could use a traffic bail bonds service to help get the fees down and take care of those fees while only paying the typical 10-15% fee to the bondsman. This would mean paying a bondsman approximately $500 instead of having to pay a full $5,000.