What is Bail?
“Bail” is a cash deposit or pledge to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, with the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail (and possibly be brought up on charges of the crime of failure to appear). In some cases, bail money may be returned at the end of the trial, if all court appearances are made, regardless of whether the person is found guilty or not guilty of the accused crime.
What is the Bail Bond Process?
After an inmate has been fully booked, a bail amount will be determined for his or her release. After the bail amount has been set you can call one of our professional bail bond agents to start the bail bond process and help your friend or loved one “post bail.” A bail agent is a person permitted to solicit, negotiate, and affect undertakings of bail on behalf of any surety insurer. The bail bond process does not take long after the inmate has been fully booked.
What is a Bail Bond?
A “bail bond” (surety bond) is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in each and every court appearance as the court directs. Failure of the defendant to comply with the conditions of the court could result in warrants issued and bail bonds forfeited.
Where Can I Get a Bail Bond?
You can get a bail bond by calling us. A licensed bail agent will confidentially discuss your individual situation, assist you with all your bail bond needs, and instruct you how to start the bail bond process immediately.
How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost?
Most bail bond premiums are ten percent of the full bail amount. For example, if the full bail amount is $10,000, the premium (fee) for the bail bond is $1,000. These fees are established by the surety companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance.
How Long is a Bail Bond Good For?
A bail bond is good for one year. If the case goes beyond one year, the premium must be paid again in order to keep the bail bond current.
Who is Liable for The Bail Bond?
The indemnitor (co-signer) is financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitor’s liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond.