What is a bail bond?
A bail bond (surety bond) is a
financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will
appear in each and every court appearance as the court
directs. Failure of the defendant to comply with the
conditions of the court could result in warrants issued and
bail bonds forfeited. (Back
Where can a bail bond be posted?
A bail bond can be posted at
most courts and jails. Most jails accept bail bonds 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week, 365 of the year. (Back
Where can I get a bail bond?
You can get a bail bond by
calling our toll free number at (800) 957-2245. A licensed
bail agent will confidentially discuss your individual
situation and assist with all of your bail bond needs. (Back
What hours do bail agencies operate?
Because people are arrested
both day and night, most bond agencies are open 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please feel free to call
us anytime at (800) 957-2245. (Back
What if I am calling from out of the area or another state?
If you are out of the area or
live in another state and you have a friend or family member
in custody, it is still possible to obtain a bail bond. The
bail bond contract can be faxed to you and payment can be
received by credit card or wire transfer. Call us at (800)
957-2245 to discuss your individual situation. (Back
How much does bail bonds cost?
Most bail bond premiums are ten
percent of the full bail amount. For example, if the full
bail amount is $10,000.00, the premium (fee) for the bail bond
is $1,000.00. These fees are established by the surety
companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance. (Back
Is bail bonds premium refundable?
Once the bail bond is posted
and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on the
bail bond. At that point the bail bond premium is fully
earned and is not refundable. (Back
How long is a bail bond good for?
A bail bond is good for one
year. If the case goes beyond the one year, the premium must
be paid again in order to keep the bail bond current. (Back
Who is liable for the bail bonds?
The indemnitor (co-signer) is
financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitor’s
liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond.
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What if I have additional questions?
If you have additional
questions not answered in this FAQ page or if you want to
obtain a bail bond, please feel free to call 1-800-957-2245 or
anytime. A qualified bail agent will be happy to answer all
of your questions and assist with all of your bail bond
needs. (Back to