Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does it take to get out of jail?

Paperwork review and completion of a bond is a 15 minute process. However, the release time varies from about one to four hours, give or take. The busier the facility, the longer it will take for them to be released.

What is a cash bond?

A cash bond is the full amount of the bond required, paid in cash, to release a defendant from jail.

What is a surety bond?

A surety bond is an agreement made between a person and a bondsman. The bondsman agrees to post the necessary bond so the defendant can be released from jail. This bond guarantees the defendant’s appearance in court until the end of their trial.

Who can post bond?

Any person can post his or her own bond. If the defendant can’t afford to bond himself or herself out of jail, any other person age 18 or older can post the bond.

What is owed to the Bail Bonds Agent when a Bond is Posted?

The Bail Agency usually asks for 10% premium of the bond amount. For example, if the bond amount is $50,000, the premium owed would be $5000.00, for posting your surety bond

What if you don’t have any money to put down on a Bond?

These are hard times and most families cannot afford any financial setbacks such as this. For this instance, may Bail Bond Agents accept other means of payments or collateral in order to process the bond

If I bond someone out of jail, when will I get my money back?

It could take months. If you post a cash bond, you might get some or all of your cash bond back, but it won't be until the case is finished and the necessary paperwork has been processed. The law lets the Court use the cash bond to pay any fine or costs which might be assessed the defendant. If you post a surety bond, you will not get the surety bondsman’s fee or the Sheriff’s fee back

What tyoe of collateral is accepted?

Each bonding office will have their own standards but for the most part they will take:

  • Real Estate
  • Cars
  • Credit cards
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Jewelry
  • Personal Credit
  • Bank Accounts

What Should Be Done If the Defendant Misses their Court Date?

Failure by the defendant to appear will result in a bond forfeiture. Missing a court date is against the law, and the surety bond agent needs to be notified immediately. Upon notification, the bond agent will contact the appropriate authorities, and a warrant will be issued for the defendent arrest.

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