Private bail bonding has been a part of our legal system for a very long time. It is, in fact, a right established by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution forbidding excessive bail.
The surety assures the courts that the full bail amount will be paid, if necessary. The courts trust that surety on the basis of the standards they have established as well as their reputation as a trusted representative of the defendant. Over time, this system has proven itself to be a highly effective tool for both the courts and defendants. Historically, the court appearance rate for Lederman clients approaches 100% – considerably higher than “own recognizance” or other release programs. Courts are more certain that defendants will appear and no tax money is at risk.