Frequently Asked Bail Bond Questions
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Our experience, reputation and service speaks for itself! We have proven over and over again to be leader in helping many communities through tough times with our clear and fast process. We also promise complete confidentiality as this situation and information is nobody’s business but your own.
When you call us, we will walk you through all of the necessary steps. Once everything is clear and you agree to the terms, we’ll move faster than anyone to make sure life can move forward as soon as possible.
If you wish to learn more about bail bonds, how it all works, and what your options are, you can call or email us anytime! We have also included some frequently asked questions below if you need additional info.
What is the Bail Process and How Do We Get Started?
The first thing that will happen is that we will have you come to one of our offices and fill out the necessary paperwork. You will agree to pay the reduced bond amount that we pre-negotiated with the court. Then, one of our agents will go post the bond at the jail. After the defendant is released, he/she would then need to come back to our office to fill out their portion of the paperwork.
What if I Can’t Afford to Pay The Entire Amount Upfront?
That’s not a problem! We will collect some additional information to help you qualify to finance the bond. This way you can pay it off over time.
Do I Get That Money Back?
No, the fee that we charge is our premium and will not be returned. We are able to reduce the bond set by the court by up to 90% sometimes, so we collect a fee for providing this service.
What is My Responsibility as the Cosigner?
As the cosigner, you are responsible to ensure that the defendant makes every court date. If the defendant is on a payment plan and misses a payment, you may be required to pay the entire balance or fork over any collateral.
What Is Collateral?
Collateral is something that we may ask for to secure the bond. This ensures that the premium will be paid in full and that the defendant will not skip court or leave town. Some things that could be used for collateral are cash, jewelry, vehicles, homes and much more.
Will I Get My Collateral Back?
Yes, once the case is closed and the defendant fulfills all contractual obligations, your collateral will be returned to you in full.
Why Use a Bail Bondsmen Instead of Paying The Court?
When using a bondsman, you are not required to pay the entire amount of the bond. For example, if the bond is $10,000 and you want to pay the court, you will be required to pay the entire $10,000. In most cases you will not get that money back. They will use that for court costs, fees, fines and other expenses. With a bondsman, you are only required to pay a small percentage of the $10,000, which is the called the "premium".
Can I Just Pay the Premium and Not be a Cosigner?
Yes. If you prefer to pay the premium up front and not cosign the bond, you are more than welcome to do so.
Can You Help us Find an Attorney?
Absolutely! One of our additional FREE services is to help you find legal counsel to help before, during and after!
These are just some of the frequently asked questions that we encounter on a daily basis. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can easily find the closest office to you by navigating to our locations page. You can also find out exactly what we can do for you by vising our services page. Thanks in advance for choosing The Bail Pros!
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