Bail Bonds to Secure Your Release from Jail
People who have been arrested and have undergone booking and processing are allowed to make a single phone call. They can call anyone they choose, a friend or a family member.
The person should call a bail bond company if he wants to temporarily be released 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. It can become a case of trial and error to find the right bail bondsman because you do not actually know what factors they base their decisions on.
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. It is through this way that you can be released as quickly as possible by a bondsman who receives this important information.
There are companies that provide different types of bonds but others only provide one or two kinds. Federal or state bail bonds, cash bail bonds, immigration bail bonds, and property bail bonds.
If a family member or a friend posts the bond, they enter into a contract with the bail bondsman. 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.
The co-signer who is either a family member or a friend needs to understand the commitment they are guaranteeing before the bail bondsman will sign the contract. The co-signer needs to understand that if the defendant fails to honor his commitment, then the co-signer will be responsible to pay the full bond amount.
If the court requires a collateral then the bond amount will determine what it will be. There are times when only a signature is required on the bail bond, but at other times the use of a property or collateral will be needed. 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. The defendant will be released from the jail when the bond signed. The responsibility of the defendant in all these is to show up to his scheduled court date. The co-signer will have to pay the total bail amount if the defendant does not make good on his word. One a defendant is found and retained, he then forfeits his option of using a bail bond when he returns to jail.