Posting of a bail bond. This process involves a contractual undertaking
guaranteed by a Licensed, Bonded and Insured Bail Bondsman 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 agent to arrange for the posting of bail. Prior
to the posting of a bail bond, the defendant or a co-signer must guarantee
that they will pay the full amount of bail if the defendant does not appear
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 bondsman posts a bond for the amount
of the bail, to guarantee the defendants return to court.
If the defendant "skips", the cosigner is then responsible
for the full amount of the bail. If the defendant is located within a certain amount of time and arrested
by the bail enforcement agent the cosigner is then only responsible for all expenses the bail
agent incurs while looking for the defendant.
If you have questions regarding posting a bail bond for an inmate please call us 24 hours and speak directly with an agent.