How Bail Bonds Work?
"Everyone Is Innocent Until Proven Guilty In The Court Of Law"
Who and what determines a person's bail amount?
The bail amount is set by a judge during a bail hearing. The judge will consider a variety of factors, including the severity of the crime, previous convictions, the defendant's ties to the community, family, and whether or not they have steady employment.
Why do I need to hire a bail agent?
If you cannot afford bail, you need to hire a bail agent. You will pay a small fee to the agent, who will take on the responsibility of the full bail amount.
What information do I need when contacting a bail agent?
When contacting our bail agency, make sure you know:
- The full name of the person in jail
- What jail they are in
- Their booking number
- The charges
- Any other information you can get
Where do I go to post the bond?
Our bail agents will usually meet you at the jail or our offices to post the bond, though in some cases we may come to your home. If you are not in the same city as the defendant all paperwork and payments can be handled electronically or over the phone.
When will your bail agent post the bond?
We will post the bond after the premium has been paid and any collateral has been signed over. We accept cash and all payment methods. We even offer payment arrangements in some cases.
How long will it take for the defendant to be released from jail?
The process of bailing someone out can take a short time or several hours. It depends on the circumstances and how crowded the jail is.
What happens if the defendant doesn't show up for their court date?
If the defendant fails to appear in court, our agency will be required to pay the full bail amount. If this happens or if the defendant violates any bail conditions, we or the authorities will locate the defendant and take them back to jail.
If the defendant does not make their court date, you could lose any collateral that was signed over with the bond, but as long the defendant complies with the terms set by the bail agent and shows up for all court dates, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
How long do I have to abide by the terms of the bond?
Once the trial is over you are no longer obligated to the bond. It does not matter whether the defendant was found innocent or guilty.
Hours of Business:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Installment Plan Available