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 next step he needs to do is to call a bail bond company to arrange for his release from jail. There are some companies that will not provide bail bonds to the arrested person. Some bondsmen don’t take the case simply because of the amount of the bond or because of the bond required. 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.
If the person does not want it to be a trial and error thing, then he could make the process faster by calling a family member of a friend and giving 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. The different kinds of bonds include bail bonds at federal or state level, cash bail bonds, immigration bail bonds, and property bail bonds.
A bond posted by a family member or a friend will make them enter a contract with a bail bondsman. Bail bonds are used to guarantee to the bail agent and to the court, that the defendant will show up to their future court dates as expected.
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.
The bail amount will determine the type of collateral needed, if required. 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. Signature bonds will require the co-signer to have residence in the area, own a house or work there. Upon signing the bail bond, the defendant gets released 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. One a defendant is found and retained, he then forfeits his option of using a bail bond when he returns to jail.