How Do Bail Bonds Work?
People who have been arrested are allowed to make a phone call after they have been booked and processed. They can call anyone they choose, a friend or a family member.
The next step he needs to do is to call a bail bond company to arrange for his release from jail. However, some companies will decline to take the case. There are many contributing factors why a bondsman will not take the case, most of the time it is due to the amount of the bond or the type of bond. This is why it can become a trail and error method for you to find the one who will assist you in providing the bail bond that you need.
To make it possible for him to be released faster and find the right bondsman, then he should call a family member or a friend and give ,the following information: full legal name, social security number, date of birth, who arrested him, why he was arrested and where he is being held. This information is needed for the bondsman to get the defendant released as quickly as possible.
You can find companies that offer many types of bonds but there are those who only provide one or two kinds of bonds. Federal or state bail bonds, cash bail bonds, immigration bail bonds, and property bail bonds.
There is a contract entered with the bail bondsman if a family member or a friend posts the bond. This bail bond is used so that the bail agent and the court are guaranteed that the defendant will show up for the schedules court hearings.
Bail bondsmen do not sign the contract until they are sure that the co-signer understands what it entails. The co-signer will have to pay the full bond amount if the defendant fails to keep his word of returning for the scheduled court hearings.
If there is a need for collateral then it will depend on the bond amount. It is possible for only a signature to be required for a bail bond, but sometimes it is requiring that a property or collateral should be presented. Companies that require only a signature will request that the cosigner be someone who lives in the area, owns a home in the area, or work in the area. When the bail has been signed, the bail bondsman will post the bond to securely release the defendant from jail. The only responsibility of the defendant is to show up in court during the date of the hearing. If they do not then the co-signer will be responsible for paying the total bail amount. The defendant will not longer be eligible for a bail bond once he is found and returned to jail.