DALLAS-FORT WORTH BAIL BOND HELP

When you or someone you know has been arrested, they most likely will be in need of a bond. That is something many of us are just not familiar with. Following an arrest, a defendant will appear before a judge who will set the bond amount based on the possible infraction and the defendant's history of any prior crimes. Bail is set as a security that the defendant will follow the guidelines as prescribed by the judge and that the defendant will be present for trial.

HELP WITH BAIL

Bail can be very expensive. Depending upon the area a minimum bail could be around $500. Often, depending upon the accused crime and the defendant's history, bail is set into the thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars, or more.

Most of us cannot afford that cash bail amount. The alternative is to hire a bail bondsman. When the defendant or a representative meets with the bondsman, he or she will be provided with information on how the bondsman can help, what is required, and what the payment options are. Depending upon the area, whether in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas or elsewhere, a bondsman will charge 10-15 percent of the bond as his fee. Payment arrangements can often be made for that fee. Sometimes collateral is required as in a property bond.

Once an agreement is signed, the bondsman will arrange with the court for the release of the defendant.

IS BAIL REFUNDABLE?

Bail can be very expensive. Depending upon the area a minimum bail could be around $500. Often, depending upon the accused crime and the defendant's history, bail is set into the thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars, or more.

Most of us cannot afford that cash bail amount. The alternative is to hire a bail bondsman. When the defendant or a representative meets with the bondsman, he or she will be provided with information on how the bondsman can help, what is required, and what the payment options are. Depending upon the area, whether in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas or elsewhere, a bondsman will charge 10-15 percent of the bond as his fee. Payment arrangements can often be made for that fee. Sometimes collateral is required as in a property bond.

Once an agreement is signed, the bondsman will arrange with the court for the release of the defendant.

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