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The Bail and Bond Process in South Carolina

The Bail and Bond Process in South Carolina

In both state and federal cases, a person is usually given the opportunity to post bail and be released from custody.

Besides the obvious benefits of freedom, posting bail can make it easier for a person accused of a crime to work with a state or federal criminal defense attorney in Columbia to plan his or her legal defense.  Bail amounts can vary greatly.  If you are facing federal or state charges, your criminal defense attorney can provide a list of bail bondsmen in Columbia.

Bail Bonds in South Carolina

Bail bondsmen assume the risk that the defendant might flee the jurisdiction.

The bondsman requires the defendant to pay a percentage of the bail amount and often requires collateral sufficient to cover the full bail amount.

If the defendant fails to appear on his or her court date, the judge issues a bench warrant authorizing his or her re-arrest.  Because bail bondsmen stand to lose a substantial amount of money if the defendant fails to appear in court, they normally employ people who are authorized to track down and arrest the defendant.

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If you are facing criminal charges or learn you are the subject of a criminal investigation, call our law firm 24 hours a day at 800-701-0599.  Our answering service can direct you to Jack Swerling.  You may also contact Jack Swerling online.

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  • Jack was selected to Super Lawyers Magazine Top Ten List for 2019. Each year Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in South Carolina via a selection process involving peer evaluations, independent research and professional achievement. The South Carolina lawyers who receive the highest points during this selection process are further recognized in the South Carolina Super Lawyers Top Ten List.
  • USA v. FRANK*: In a child pornography case, Swerling was successful in obtaining a 22 level variance reducing the defendant’s sentence from 8 years to 6 months.
  • STATE v. BORIS: The defendant was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a case where the defendant was involved in a shoot-out with 3 police officers.
  • STATE v. TYGER: Jack Swerling obtains a not guilty verdict in a criminal sexual conduct case in Beaufort County.
  • Pre Trial Dispositions: STATE v. DWAYNE: Mr. Swerling successfully argued for the dismissal of stalking and unlawful use of telephone charges brought against a prominent businessman in Florence County.
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