Agencies enable people to be freed from jail
without being required to personally post
the entire bond amount. A Bail Bond Agency
will typically collect a specific
percentage, as prescribed by law, from you
and guarantees the person will be in Court.
When a person has been arrested they must
find out whether a bond amount has been set
for their release. In most counties, bond
amounts are preset in accordance with the
various offenses. Judges do have the power
to change the bond amount in individual
cases. Once the amount is known they need to
get the services of a bail agent.
following information is needed:
the personís full legal name?
the personís date of birth?
jail; city, county or federal jail?
the bail bond amount?
The posting of a bail bond involves a
contractual undertaking guaranteed by a bail
agent and the individual posting bail. The
bail agent guarantees to the court that the
defendant will appear in court each and
every time the judge requires them to.
For this service, the defendant is charged a
percentage of the bail amount. Before being
released the defendant or a relative or
friend of the defendant, typically contacts
a bail agent to arrange for the posting of
bail. Prior to the posting of a bail bond,
the defendant or a co-signer must guarantee
that they will pay the full amount of bail
if the defendant does not appear in court.
Typically, a family member or a close friend
of the defendant will post bail and cosign.
Collateral is not always required for a
person to be bailed from jail. Often a
person can be bailed from jail on the
signature of a friend or family member.
Cosigners typically need to be working and
either own or rent a home in the same area
for some time.
After an agreement is reached, the bail
agent posts a bond for the amount of the
bail, to guarantee the defendantís return to
are made you are freed from jail. Failure to
appear for any of your court dates will
cause a warrant for your arrest to be
If the defendant "skips", the cosigner is
immediately responsible for the full amount
of the bail. If the defendant is located and
arrested by the bail agent the cosigner is
responsible for all expenses the bail agent
incurs while looking for the defendant.
If you or a loved one currently have a
warrant for your arrest, sometimes, as long
as there is no hold, you can get a bail bond
without ever having to sit in jail. You will
be finger printed and your picture will
still be taken. If you or know someone who
warrant for their arrest please contact our
office to discuss the eligibility of this