Bail Bond Class SC: Risk Assessment
Prior to the posting of a bail bond all prospective clients undergo a risk assessment process. The risk assessment process is preformed in two steps. First, a risk assessment is preformed by the courts, or a magistrate judge, in determining bail for a given defendant. Factors in this determination of bail shall be found by following South Carolina state code and law 17-15-30. These factors include but are not limited to:
Why use risk assessment?
Risk assessment is utilized to determine the likelihood a defendant will appear in court as required by the court of competent jurisdiction. All defendants are constitutionally afforded the right to reasonable bail, as all individuals accused of a crime are innocent until proven guilty. Risk assessment allows for an educated decision to be made in the determination of bail.
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