What Happens When Someone Is Arrested?
A. When a person is arrested and booked into a jail on a warrant/capias, there is usually a monetary bail amount set and attached to that warrant which gives that person the eligibility to bond out of jail that same day.
B. When a person is arrested (on view) by a police officer and booked into a jail, that person, depending on the charge, may or may not be eligible to bond out of jail. That person may be required to appear at a proceeding called "First Appearance". At "First Appearance", the judge will determine if bail is set and if the person is eligible for release. "First Appearance" will take place within 24 hours of the arrest. At "First Appearance", the judge will do one of the following: (1) Release the person on his/her own recognizance (ROR), which allows that person to be released from jail with a written promise to appear at all subsequent court hearings; (2) Set a ''No Bond" with no opportunity to be released, or (3) Place a monetary bail amount on each charge giving the person the option to bond out.
What Are The Options For Release?
A. If "Bail", a monetary amount, is set by a judge, the person in jail can put up the entire amount in cash with the jail where he/she is being held or have a family member or friend put up the entire cash amount. However, the person posting the cash bond should be aware that the Clerk of the Court may withhold any fees, fines, and other court costs from that cash bail amount regardless of who posted the funds. House Bill 1441 Effective July, 1, 2008.
B. Call a bail bondsman,VEGAS BAIL also referred to as a ("Surety Agent"), who will be glad to walk you through the entire process, saving you time and anxiety. The bondsman / VEGAS BAIL will put up the full amount of the bail at the facility where the person is being held. For this service the bondsman will charge 15% of the bail amount and this is a non-refundable fee. The 15% fee is called a premium and it is mandated by the State of Nevada on any Surety Bond. No bondsman in Nevada can charge you any less or more than this amount.
Who Is A Co-Signer And When Is A Co-Signer Required?
A. "Co-Signer" is family member or friend in most cases who is willing to pledge his/her assets in order to secure the release of the person in custody. A Co-Signer, also referred to as an "Indemnitor", is required to be on the Surety Bond with the Defendant and the Surety company who is placing the bond and securing the release. The Co-Signer assumes all liability of the bond as long as it is in force. It is important for the Co-Signer to remain in contact with person that they have co-signed for. If for any reason you feel the person you have co-signed for becomes a flight risk, you should notify the bail agent, and ask for the Defendant to be returned to jail and for his/her bond to be revoked, thus relieving you from the liability.
What Is Collateral And When Is It Required?
"COLLATERAL" of some kind is always required. It can be as simple as a signature on an indemnity agreement and promissory note pledging your assets in the full amount of the bond: or, it may be a mortgage note on a parcel of real property. Many factors play into the type of collateral that is needed and you can discuss this with your bail agent.
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