Sometimes, when a person is arrested there are multiple people involved with trying to get the defendant out of jail.
If the defendant comes from a big family there may be a sibling, a parent and even a spouse who are all working independently from one another; if the person who is in custody has contacted a bondsman from inside the jail, this brings yet another person into that mix.
This can be especially confusing for people who don’t have a good understanding of how bail works.
The multiple bail bonds question
The first thing you should know is that if the defendant has one case and one bail, only one bail bond can be posted.
The jailer will accept the paperwork from whichever bondsman arrives to the detention center first. If more than one agent shows up because several people have been working with several different companies, all the others will be turned away.
Will money be refunded?
The bondsman who posted the defendant’s jail bond is allowed to collect their fee; that is considered to be earned in full at the time the jailer accepts their paperwork. Family members will want to keep in mind that these funds are non-refundable regardless as to whether the case is dismissed, if charges are not filed or if the defendant is found not guilty.
On the other hand, if an agent is turned away because release paperwork is already being processed, they will need to refund whatever money they collected to the person who paid it.
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