What are my choices if I’m detained when it comes to getting out of jail?
There are there are only three alternatives for release of a defendant:
1. Bail Bond or Surety Bond
It’s possible for you to make use of a bondsman to buy a bond. What this means is you will pay a fee and might have to make use of some type of security.
You can post cash for the total sum of the bond together with the court or jail.
3. Release on Own Recognizance
A watch commander or a judge can choose to allow the defendant go on their Very Own Recognizance (O.R.).
How Long Does It Take To Get a Bail Bond?
The paperwork takes about 10 – 30 minutes, determined by the intricacy of the trade. Please remember that these times aren’t guaranteed but general time frames.
What is Security?
Security is real or personal property pledged to the Bail Agency, used to guarantee the bond amount in case the defendant will not appear for some of his or her court proceeding(s). Essentially, collateral is a means of insuring the defendant will return to court and complete his or her duty to the court. The security is returned to the rightful owner when the defendants’ case is finalized.
What Can I Use for Collateral?
Each bond company will have there own standards but, for the large part we accept:
- Private credit
Can I Make Payments?
Yes. We do offer payment plans for many who qualify at 0% interest.
We take these types of payment:
- Private, Cashier’s, or Traveler’s Checks
Do I get My Money Back After The Case Is Over?
Bond premium is nonrefundable. The premium is fully earned when the defendant is released from detention. Also, while outside on a bail bond in the event the defendant gets detained for another charge, premium isn’t refunded.
Can the defendant leave the nation or state while out on bond?
The defendant must get journey authority from the Bail Bond Agency. Also, in certain authorities the court instructs the state to not be left by defendants. The Courts power is overridden by the Bond Bureau cannot.
When the defendant does not appear in court, what happens?
Primarily, a bench warrant is issued for the man’s arrest by the judge. The defendant’s name is subsequently entered into a nation wide data base (NCIC) as a fugitive. In addition, the Bail Agency is notified of the defendants nonappearance and obligated by law to detain the person.
When the case continues over a year, what happens?
It’s rarely that a criminal case takes annually. In such conditions, renewal premium might have to be paid to the bail agency in the event a fresh bond is required by the judge. But, the court may give a bail sum decrease or a release on O.R. in some cases, which wouldn’t necessitate a new bond.
What happens when the defendant gets detained while out on bond?
Contact our bureau when possible. There are various choices accessible this situation.
Are some Bail Representatives less expensive than many others?
Bond Representatives are licensed by the Department of Insurance. The D.O.I controls the contractual rate between a bail bond agency as well as their surety business is what’s charged. That speed may change typically between 8 – 10%.
What Information Do You Need?
A. Where is the man in detention? Ensure that you simply ask the man in custody where they may be located (city, state and name of jail).
B. What’s the complete name and booking number of the man in jail? The bail agent will need this info to be able to get hold of the jail. The bail agent can get the booking number for you whether you do not have that info.
C. How much is the bond? The bail agent will get this information when they contact the jail should you not have it.
When Is The Bond No Longer Active?
It’s a good idea to contact our bureau when the court exonerates the bond. This permits the fast return of any collateral pledged and also confirms the bond is exonerated.
If you still have questions, please call us anytime and ask a licensed bail agent directly. We are more than happy to share our expertise and answer all of your questions even if you choose to not post bail for the defendant. Visit our contact page for more information.