FAQS

Finding yourself or a loved one behind bars can be a terrifying experience, but there is a way to regain your freedom quickly. We understand the fear and frustration that comes with an arrest, and we are here to help you get back home as soon as possible.

How do bail bonds work?

Bail bonds are essentially a type of insurance that allows a defendant to be released from jail while awaiting trial. The bail bondsman agrees to pay the full bail amount if the defendant fails to show up for court.

What is the cost of a bail bond?

The cost of a bail bond can vary depending on the bail amount and the bail bond company. Typically, the cost of a bail bond is around 10% of the total bail amount.

What is collateral and how does it work?

Collateral is something of value that is used to secure a bail bond. This can be a piece of property or other assets. If the defendant fails to show up for court, the bail bond company may seize the collateral to cover the cost of the bail bond.

What is the process for obtaining a bail bond?

To obtain a bail bond, you will need to contact a bail bond company and provide information about the defendant and the case. The bail bond company will then determine if the defendant is eligible for a bail bond and what the cost will be.

What happens if the defendant does not show up for court?

If the defendant fails to show up for court, the bail bond company may hire a bounty hunter to find and return the defendant to court. The bail bond company may also seize any collateral that was put up to secure the bail bond.

Can I get my money back after the case is over?

No, the cost of the bail bond is non-refundable. This is because the bail bond company assumes the risk of the defendant failing to show up for court.

How long does the bail bond process take?

The bail bond process can be completed in a matter of hours or it may take several days, depending on the circumstances of the case.

What happens if the defendant is found guilty?

If the defendant is found guilty, the bail bond company may still be responsible for paying the full bail amount. The defendant may also face additional fines and penalties.

What happens if the defendant is found not guilty?

If the defendant is found not guilty, the bail bond is typically released and any collateral that was put up is returned to the person who provided it.

What happens if the defendant is arrested in another state?

If the defendant is arrested in another state, the bail bond company may need to work with a bail bond agent in that state to secure the defendant’s release. This can involve additional costs and paperwork.