Frequently Asked Question’s
A BAIL is a term used for the property or money that an accused person uses to secure their release from custody before trial.
A BOND is the amount of money set by a judge for releasing a defendant, a person charged with a crime, from jail while the defendant is making his/her court appearances.
A BAIL BOND is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in each and every court appearance as the court directs. The agency then provides the court with the rest of the bail amount and promises that their client will return for trial. If the defendant fails to comply with the conditions of the court, then warrants can be issued and the bail bond can be forfeited.
Absolutely Although many people offer various get-out-of-jail services, it takes years of experience to understand the complexities of the legal system, and you don’t want to trust your freedom to someone who is not a Expert Bail Agent.
An INDEMNITOR or also known as A COSIGNER is a person who agrees to be financially responsible for the full amount of the bail bond and for the defendant released from jail and can be held liable if the defendant does not appear for court dates. The Cosigner can be held liable for repaying any court costs, recovery costs or bond costs back to the bondsman. The agreement the Cosigner signs with the bail bond company is a civil contract and has no criminal liability at all but can subject them to being sued in a civil court. If there is more than one Indemnitor on a bail bond, they are jointly and severally liable. This means the money could be collected from one or both of them.
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A BAIL BOND can be posted at most all courts and police station and county jails. Most jails accept bail bonds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 of the year.
COLLATERAL is something that has value of the bond amount like money, property, etc. ..that you deposit with the bail bond company. The collateral is held until the case is completed. As Indemnitor, you are financially responsible for the bail bond. As long as the person you bail out makes all of their court appearances, you will not have to pay any money in addition to the premium. The collateral will be returned when the defendant has finished going to court and has received a disposition.
If the person skips bail and we are not able to return that person to court, you will be required to pay the full amount of the bail. If we are able to return them to court, you will be required to reimburse us for actual expenses incurred.
In many situations, we will not require collateral. At ALWAYS FAST BAIL BONDS, collateral is not always needed. In some cases your signature may be the only guarantee necessary. More often than not, needing a bond does not mean that a lien against your possessions is required. It would depend on the amount of the bond, what is being charged and any other factors that come into play. Remedy Bail Bonds Expert Agents will assist you in any way they can to work through your problem.
In addition to the required bail bond premium, you will need proper identification, such as a pay-stub or other verification of employment. The bail bond agent will also need personal information from you, such as your social security number, birth date, driver’s license number, address, phone numbers, employer’s name, address and phone, and any other information deemed necessary to help determine whether you qualify as an indemnitor (co-signer).
Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on the bail bond company. At that point, the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable.
After all of the paperwork is completed, the bail agent will present the bail bond to the court, jail, or county facility. Normally, the amount of time it takes the court, jail, or county facility to process the bail bond varies based on the workloads and size of the Facility. There also could be additional factors outside the control of the bail bond agency at the jail or court. Once the bail bond is presented to the jail or court, the bail bond agent will contact the indemnitor to advise the timeline for the defendant’s release. A relative or friend will need to pick up the person or in some facility they will not be released until the morning.
Most bail bond premiums (fee) start at ten percent of the full bail amount. For example, if the full bail amount is $25,000.00, the premium for the bail bond is $2,500.00. These fees are established by the surety companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance.
In the United States of America, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. That is the fundamental cornerstone upon which release on bail, prior to trial, rests.
- The right to know the charges.
- The right to be presumed innocent. Detention without specific charges is prohibited.
- The right to non-excessive bail.
At Always Fast, we make sure you know your rights, and we help you to protect those bail rights. As a customer of Always Fast Bail Bonds, your rights will always be respected.
- Every customer has a right to courteous and prompt service.
- Every customer has a right to full disclosure of his/her obligations as a co-signor.
- Every customer and guarantor has a right to receive copies of all documents relating to his/her bail bond and guarantee.
- Every customer has a right to expect honesty and fair dealings from all Always Fast Bail Bond employees.
We are always available to answer any questions you might have.