Phoenix bail bonds are notoriously set as cash only bail bonds for Drug Offenses. Although, simple possession of marijuana and/or paraphernalia may be assigned a Surety Bond; the more serious drug charges require the posting of cash. The Maricopa County Courts reasons that a serious drug offense may carry prison time and nothing beats the security of hard cash. Additionally, where there's drugs there's money. Drug trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry and if a cash bond is set, the County Attorney likes to know who put it up.
The following Drug Charges commonly require a cash bail bond:
- Transportation of marijuana and/or narcotics
- Marijuana and/or narcotics for sale
- Street gang activity
- Drug offense with a dangerous weapon
- Selling to an undercover agent
- Wire communication or electronic communication in a drug offense
- Money laundering
- Sale or manufacture of dangerous or narcotic drugs
- Commit a drug offense in a drug free school zone
Cash bonds for drug offenses should always be posted with legitimate, traceable, "clean" money if you expect to get it back. It is a common occurrence for the County Attorney to investigate the posting of the larger cash bonds, or to even require a Nebbia Hearing prior to the release of the Defendant. Prudence dictates that you let one of our Cash-Only Phoenix Bail Bond Agents post your cash. Our cash is not obtained from undocumented outside lenders, it is "clean" and traceable.
Occasionally, the County Attorney/Court requires the Defendant and co-signers of the bond to disclose the source of funds used to pay for the premium and collateral prior to the release of the Defendant. The Defendant/co-signers must show that the origin of the bail premium and collateral are from a legitimate source and were not obtained through illegal activities, or from the profits of a crime such as drug trafficking, money laundering, theft or fraud.
The burden of proof is on the defendant and/or co-signers to show that the funds and collateral are legitimate. Testimony, accounting documents, tax returns, banking records, and business records are a few of the things a court may consider in determining the source(s) of the funds.
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