BAIL BOND FAQs
The purpose of a Bail Bond is to guarantee to the court that the person being released on bond will make all of their necessary court appearances and complete their case.
A cosigner or indemnitor which is often times a friend or relative, will sign a contract with the bonding company insuring financial responsibility should the said defendant fail to appear for any and all court dates. Should the defendant fail to appear in court, the cosigner or indemnitor will need to turn the defendant into the bonding company to be surrendered, have the case reset, or pay the real amount of the bond.
Here at A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds, we are open 24 hours a day. You will ALWAYS have a LIVE person to answer your questions 7 days a week. Our business is open 365 days a year. We are NOT closed on holidays, we will be right here when you need us. Give us a call at whichever location suits you’re needs.
A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds is available to execute bonds all over the United States. We have serviced bonds of all amounts (There is no bond too big or too small). We have the knowledge and experience to handle multi-complex transactions in the Bail Bond business, rest assured we can handle your case. Many clients encounter this traumatic experience at a very trying economic time, which is why we offer various payment plans tailored to fit anyone’s needs.
If you are interested in understanding how the entire process works here is an extremely helpful short video called “How Bail Works”.
Once a person is arrested, they must be booked. This process may take as little as forty-five minutes to several hours. Once a judge sets the amount of the bond, the person also known as the
defendant, may post bail and be released until an arraignment hearing date is set. A bond is designed to guarantee said defendant’s appearance in court. The bonding company guarantees to the court that they will pay the total amount of the bond should the defendant fail to appear for court.
When posting a bond with a bonding company, a cosigner or indemnitor is required. A cosigner or indemnitor which is often times a friend or relative, will sign a contract with the bonding company insuring financial responsibility should the said defendant fail to appear for any and all court dates. This obligation does not end until the court has exonerated the bonding company from the case.
Should the defendant fail to appear in court, the cosigner or indemnitor will need to turn the defendant into the bonding company to be surrendered or have the case reset. If the defendant absconds, the cosigner or indemnitor must pay the full amount of the bond. The bonding company will then forward the amount to the courts.
Once the cosigner or indemnitor has signed a contract with the bail bonding company, the bail agent will prepare the necessary paperwork for the defendant’s release. You may co-sign by email, fax or in person at our office. Once the paperwork has been completed at the jail, the defendant is then released.
This is a very popular question that many ask. The answer is in most cases NO. The fee that is paid to post bond for someone is nonrefundable. Our company charges between 12-15% of the real bond amount. This is the fee that the company makes for taking the liability of the real bond amount throughout the case itself. The only time any money is refundable is if collateral a.k.a. a security deposit is required in order to post the bond. For more information regarding the fees involved please watch this informative video regarding the process called “How Bail Works”.
Once a bail bond agent has turned in the bond to the jail, it depends on the paperwork process in that specific jail. This may take anywhere from forty-five minutes to twenty four hours.
Most forms of collateral are cash and/or property. We accept all methods of payment such as cash, check, credit card, western union, money gram, and wire transfers. Other possible forms of collateral may be vehicles, jewelry, and boats. However, please call us as we will approve
other possible forms of collateral on a case-by-case basis. Collateral is sometimes needed to financially secure a bail bond.
Once the disposition has been signed by the judge, collateral is normally returned within thirty days after the case is completely settled. Please note, premium must be paid in full before collateral is returned.
We at A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds understand that for many, this may be the first encounter with the judicial system. While we know that this experience can be unpleasant, it is one where you need an experienced company by your side. Many clients encounter this traumatic experience at a very trying economic time, that is why we offer various payment plans tailored to fit anyone’s needs. At A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds, we will not treat you like a number but will assess payment plans based off each specific case. We are experienced in what we do and offer the highest level of customer service in our industry. We handle bonds from local to federal levels in any JAIL and in any CITY. Let A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds be there for you at your time of need. Please go to our Contact Us page to find which location suits your needs and contact us at your convenience.