The Bail Process
How the Bail Process Works
Once a person is arrested, they have an opportunity to be released on a bond. A bond has to be posted in order for the person to be released from jail. This process 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 bondsman to arrange for the posting of bail.
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 defendant’s return to court.Customer Service Like No Other
At Exit Bail Bonds Inc. we realize what an urgent and distressed time this can be. We make ourselves available 24/7 and will even come directly to you if you have no means of transportation. Unlike our competition, we talk to our customers in person.
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