How Bail Bonds Work
How to Begin the Bail Bond Release Process
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If you have the following information available this will help facilitate the bond release process quickly.
It is OK, if you are missing or do not have all the information below, just give us a call and we will be glad to help you.
- The arrestee’s full name and date of birth
- The jail name and city
- The date arrested and the charges
Bail Bonds involve a contractual guarantee by an insurance company having adequate assets to satisfy the face value of the bond.
The bail bond agent guarantees to the court that they will pay the bond forfeiture if a defendant fails to appear for their scheduled court dates. The bail agent’s guarantee is made through a surety company and/or by pledging property owned by the bail agent.
The defendant is charged a premium for this service. Prior to the posting of the bail bond, the defendant, friend or relative must contact a licensed bail agent. Once a bail agent is contacted, an interview or appointment will be immediately scheduled.
By involving the family and friends of a defendant cosigning the bond, as well as through the acceptance of collateral, the bail agent can find probablilty that the defendant released on a bail bond will appear to all of his/her court appearances.
After all proper paperwork is completed, the bail agent will post a bond for the full bail amount, which financially gaurenties the defendant’s return to court as scheduled.
With money on the line, the bail agent has a financial interest in supervising bailees, and ensuring that they appear in court each time the court orders them to appear. If the defendant does not appear in court, the bail bond agent has time and the financial incentive to find the defendant and bring them to court.
Walk Through Bonds
If you are scared of being picked up because of a warrant for your arrest, we can help to avoid going to jail by issuing you a “WALK THROUGH BOND”.
Some Tips on Bail Bonding Agents
- Make sure you only deal with a licensed bail agent. Ask to see the bail agent’s license and identification prior to any bail transaction.
- Make sure the bail agent charges you only legal rates not to exceed 15% or $50 minimum per bond plus bonding, booking, and filing fees required by the court and or detention facility. Any additional charges should be itemized and explained to your satisfaction.
- Make sure you are given itemized receipts for all charges.
- Make sure you are given copies of all signed contracts and agreements.
- If financing is provided, make sure you understand the terms of the financing agreement prior to signing and be sure you are given copies of anything you sign.
- Make sure the bail agent you contract with will be available to you after the bail bond has been posted. Part of what you pay for is service. Any professional bail agent will be available for questions or concerns throughout the entire process.
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