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What exactly is a Bail Bond?

A Bail Bond is a contract that is made by a licensed bail bondsman with the arrestee and is also known as a “surety bond.” This contract guarantees that the bail agency will post the full bail amount on behalf of the defendant. If the defendant fails to appear to court then, the bail agency will be held responsible for the full bail amount.

What can be used as collateral?

Collateral can be anything that you own that holds some value. The amount of collateral you will need will depend on your bond and your specific circumstance. If you have any questions regarding collateral, contact one of our agents and they will be more than happy to explain it in more detail.

When will I receive my collateral back?

When we collect any form of collateral, you will get it back when your case is resolved and you have paid off any payment plan to the bail agency.

What happens when someone is arrested?

When someone is arrested in any city, he or she will be taken to the jail in that city to complete the booking process. There are several steps involved in the booking process, including gathering primary information and a fingerprint scan. The fingerprint scan is used to determine if the arrestee has any outstanding warrants.

How much are bail bonds?

The price of a bail bond is set by the Department of Insurance and is mandated by the state. The price is usually set to the same amount throughout the United States and is set at 10% of the full bail amount.

How does the court set the Bail Amount?

When the court sets the bail amount, they take a number of factors into consideration. The main aspects of the case that they look at are the potential risk the arrestee poses to the community and the severity of the charges given to the defendant.

How can I pay for a bail bond?

You could pay for a bail bond via any major credit card as well as personal checks. We do offer the option of financing a bail bond, which may require some form of collateral.

Can I just pay the full bail amount to the court?

Yes you may pay the full amount to the court via cash or a cashier’s check and your money will be returned to you once the case is resolved.

What do I do if I fail to appear to court?

If you fail to appear to your court date on time, you should not panic, but just contact your bail bondsman immediately and he or she will give you the proper paperwork to get a new court date.

How can I find the cheapest Bail Bond Company?

There is no such thing as a legal cheap bail bond company. The fee of 10% of the full bail is set by the state. This means that no bail bond agency can legally charge you any amount other than 10% of the bail amount.

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