When Hiring a Good Bondsman, How do Bail Bonds Work?
Harrison Bail Bonds will walk you through the entire bail bond process from beginning to end. Your process will involve providing certain information and items that ensure the completion of your bond posting.
You should be fully prepared to complete the bail bond process. When completing a bail bond, you may be required to furnish collateral. This can be anything of equal or greater value than the bond, including your house, car, credit card, land cash, or boat.
Your collateral will be used to help assure your bondsman that your defendant will appear in court. You get your collateral back when your defendant makes his or her court appearance.
Keep in mind that it might not be possible for the bail to be posted. In this case, your defendant will have to remain in jail for the duration of the case.
Your efficient bail bond process
- Your bail bondsman will ask you about your defendant’s history and case
- You furnish your premium (10% of the bond with a minimum of $100)
- Your bail bondsman will contact the jail and sorts out the case
- Your bail bondsman contacts you when the jail has processed the bond
- You sign the bail paperwork
- Your bond is released by the court when the case ends for any reason
Information that you should bring to your bondsman
- The defendant’s full legal name
- The defendant’s date of birth
- The defendant’s social security number
- The agency which is holding the defendant
- The defendant’s charge
- The defendant’s bail amount
- The defendant’s employment, arrest, education, community, and military history