The aftermath of a self-defense incident can be incredibly stressful. You may know based on what was going on at the time of the incident that the only way you could save your own life was to use force, but sometimes police or prosecutors may see things differently. It’s even possible that the details of the incident are just too ambiguous. Either way, good lawful people who need to use force to defend themselves, can end up arrested and even prosecuted, just for saving their own life or the life of someone they love.
That’s why people interested in personal protection need both a plan to get out of jail if they are arrested in the immediate aftermath of a self-defense incident, as well as a plan to stay out of jail if the facts of the incident are called into question and their case goes to trial. U.S. LawShield® members who select the Bail Bond & Expert Witness coverage add-on have armed themselves with a powerful two-part tool to help secure their freedom, before and during trial. Bail Bond & Expert Witness coverage provides security for U.S. LawShield members by addressing two very important issues; how to get out of jail after an incident has occurred and how to explain to a jury why you needed to use force to protect yourself.
The Bail Bond component of the Bail Bond & Expert Witness coverage add-on provides members with bond-fee protection for bail set up to $50,000. As part of every member’s basic coverage, U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorneys will work diligently to protect every single U.S. LawShield member against excessive bail imposed by the court. This dedication to ensuring the rights of members as guaranteed under the Eighth Amendment, as well as bond- fee protection, gives members the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have a plan in place to help them avoid pre-trial detention.