We compile a definition and questions that may arise during the release of the jail.
A “bail” is a deposit and a promise to the court to persuade the release of a defendant’s jail. The defendant will return to court or lose bail (and possibly be charged for the charge of not appearing before the court.
Details About Bail Bonds
Since the inmate is listed, the bail amount is determined for release. Then you can connect with one of our professional bail bonds agents at this site to start the process and help your friend or loved one to “put bail.”
A surety agent is a person authorized to solicit, negotiate, receive money and documentation on behalf of an insurance company/surety.
How long does it take to go on bail?
The paperwork lasts approximately 15-30 minutes. Once the jail gets our paperwork, the release time is usually one hour or less at local police stations and 4 to 8 hours in county jails. In general, the larger the jail, the process takes longer.
Will I receive a refund of the premium fee?
Once the bond is accepted by the court or jail we are responsible for the deposit and the fee can not be refunded.
What do bond companies accept as collateral?
Each company has its rules, but in general, they accept:
· Real Estate
When will my collateral be returned?
When the court dissolves the bond. This happens when:
· Charges are waived.
· The person negotiates a statement and is sentenced
· The person is granted a deferred trial entry.
· The person is found innocent in the trial.
· The person is sentenced to the trial. The collateral will be returned only if there is no balance.
What do I do if I suspect the defendant will not go to court after I have posted bail?
Also here are remedies, contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss your options in detail.
What happens if the person does not appear before the court as promised?
The court will give bail and issue an arrest warrant. The arrest warrant will be issued on state and national placement systems for the arrest of the fugitive. The bail bond agency will be informed of the fault to the court.
The bail bond agency will normally attempt to locate the fugitive through their home, job, and family references to set a new cut date. As the co-signer, you want to convince the fugitive to return to court as soon as possible. If the defendant is brought to court without delay, you will only be liable for a low non-attendance fee and possibly court costs.
Usually, the longer it takes the defendant to set a new cutoff date, the fee increases. If the defendant escapes and can not be reached within the time allowed by the court, you will be responsible for paying the entire amount of the bond.
Can the defendant leave the state or country while the bail is in force?
The defendant will have to obtain permission from the bail bond company in writing before leaving. If the court has indicated that you can not leave the state or country, you will also need to obtain the court’s permission. Otherwise, you can be arrested.