What is involved in getting a Bail Bond in Las Vegas?
To get a bail bond in Las Vegas, you must first find a trustworthy bail agent. You will need an guarantor or indemnitor to co-sign on the paperwork. This is the person who will be responsible for the defendant after they get out of jail until the end of the case. This person will be liable for the bail in case the defendant fails to appear in court.You will also need to pay the premium, or fee for the bond. In Nevada is it 15% of the total bail. This is non-refundable and functions as the fee for the bail agent. In some cases the bail agent will also ask for collateral, which is some extra form of capital back up like insurance, such as the deed to a home, a car or boat. Once the case is over and the defendant is present at all hearings, the bond is exonerated and all collateral is dismissed. This means that no matter what the outcome of the case, guilty or not guilty, or dismissed, the bail bond liability is discharged, or released, and any capital or promissory note held by the court is returned.In cases where the bail is large, some people are unable to pay the entire premium up front. In such cases many bail agencies will provide financing or payment plans to assist their clients. Even when the defendant is found not guilty, the premium must be paid in full.
There are many different payment options working with our bail agency. Please feel free to contact us directly to see what options we have for your circumstance. Not all bails are treated equally, that is why it is important to speak to a licensed bail agency that can accommodate your situation.