How Do Bail Bonds Work?
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Finding yourself in need of a bail bondsman can be a stressful experience.
What you need is a professional, affordable, bail bond agent who will expertly guide you through the process. We are here to help you get the help you need now.
What To Expect
Once arrested, you’ll appear before a judge who will determine whether to release you until a trial is set. It is likely the judge will “set bail” to ensure you show up for your trial. If you are like most people, you do not have the funds readily available to pay your bail, making it necessary for you to work with a bail bondsman. It is critical to find a bail bond service that you can trust.
The bail schedule is a set list of recommended bail amounts for various charges. This allows for 24-hour bail bonds on weekends and late at night when judges are not available. With our assistance, you can be connected to a reputable bail bonds service near you at any time. The purpose of a bail schedule is to be able to uniformly apply a fixed amount by which a person who is arrested can be released from custody prior to their appearance in court; however, not all states adopt a uniform bail schedule.
We are here 24/7 to assist you with your bail bond needs. You can trust us to get you the help you need when you need it. We realize how stressful such situations can be and we’re here when you need us – day and night. A licensed bail agent will be able to write bail 24 hours a day. Bond agencies are typically open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year in order to be available to help people, at any hour, who have been arrested.
Contact a Bail Agent
Bail Agent Network is designed to connect you with a local bail bondsman 24/7. There are two ways to use the network directory: Our 24/7 Live Answer 800-555-5555 immediately transfers you to an available bail bond agent. The website portal allows you to type in your state, then city or county to generate a list of bail bondsmen near you that you can contact directly. When contacting a bail agent, please provide as much information as possible – for example: (1) full name of arrestee (2) birth date (3) location of detention (4) list of pending charges (5) arrestee’s booking number (6) amount of bail set for the arrestee.
Bail Bond Fees
Bail is a defined fee that allows you to be released from jail (out on bail) before your trial date with the understanding that you will attend your court proceedings. A bail bond covers the bail amount so that you don’t have to pay the total cost. These bonds are provided by a bail agent.
A bail bond has an associated fee related to the total cost of bail and is commonly calculated at 10 to 20 percent of the total bail amount. A bondsman pays the bail in total and the collateral provided covers the bail amount. Collateral can take the form of houses, stocks, deeds, automobiles, and other possessions. Once the individual out on bail arrives for trial, collateral is returned.
Peace of Mind
Bail Agents help many people navigate the complex world of the criminal justice system. A professional bail bond agent will (1) be licensed (2) treat you with respect and dignity (3) explain the bond process to you and answer your questions (4) assist you with obtaining bail in any way possible (5) keep you informed of what is going on and what to expect (6) charge the appropriate fees allowed by law (7) ensure that transactions will occur in a safe and professional environment (8) maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding your case.