How Bail Bond Works

The first question that comes to mind when a loved one is in jail: “How do I bail them out?”

The answer: a simple and quick solution called bail bonds.

The bail process might be a foreign subject to you. It is only introduced when a family member or a friend ends up in jail and needs your help. The idea of posting bail or applying for bail bonds might be overwhelming, but we will break it down for you.

A bail bond is a way of guaranteeing an arrested person’s appearance in court. The process involves numerous factors and considerations, which can easily confuse you. That’s where experience matters; you’ll need an advocate throughout the entire process.

How Do Bail Bonds Work?

Bonds come with fees, which are based on the bond’s full amount and are charged to the client. You can pay this back with cash, credit card, or check; in some cases, short-term loans are allowed.

When you call us for bail bonds, our process starts with determining where the person is detained. Our team will call the jail to get details on the case, which includes issues that may compromise your loved one’s release or additional charges.

Purchasing bail bonds requires getting some paperwork done first. You’ll need to sign documents such as the Bail Idemnity Agreement, Bail Bond Application, and a receipt.

After finalizing the paperwork, one of our agents will post the bail bond at the jail, court, or detention facility holding your loved one. When the bail is settled, authorities release the defendant.

What is Forfeiture?

Forfeiture happens when a person fails to make an appearance in court. In most cases, it compromises your bail agreement and the court’s opinion of the defendant.

Sometimes, circumstances jeopardize your (or your loved one’s) attendance in court. When a forfeiture happens, the court will issue a bench warrant. But don’t worry.

We can still help you out.

Learn more about posting bail by getting in touch with us. We’re here to help you and your loved one during this difficult time.