If you’ve never needed to get someone out of jail you probably have a lot of assumptions about what bail bonds are and how the process works. Jailers, attorneys and even police officers often get it wrong.
The number one question people tend to have is whether they’ll get their money back after the defendant’s case is over. We always make sure to tell our clients up front, that the cost to purchase a Bail Bond is non-refundable, no matter what happens in court.
Why the money is non-refundable
The two most common ways to get someone out of jail is to one, put up their full bail amount in cash at the local lock-up or two, hire a bondsman for 15% of that total amount.
When you work with a bail bonds company the agency is agreeing to assume all liability that the defendant will go to court. If that person skips town to evade prosecution the bondsman could find himself on the hook to pay the entire bail amount; this is why clients need to pay a fee to secure the company’s services.
If the case is dismissed, you still have to pay
If you hire a bondsman and opt for a payment plan you’ll need to continue to make payments until the balance is resolved. If you put down half but the case is dismissed or the District Attorney decides not to file, that money will still be owed.
If your attorney or someone at the court tells you otherwise they are providing you with misinformation.
Not making payments could put your credit score in jeopardy and is likely to land your account in the hands of a collection agency.
If you need to bail someone out of jail and have more questions about how bail works be sure to ask the agent you are working with to clarify any points that are fuzzy before you sign any paperwork.
VEGAS BAIL will walk you through each step of the co signing part and make sure you have NO questions when your sone.
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