The idea that someone you care about has lost their freedom, even for a short period of time, can have you feeling incredibly helpless.
A bondsman can figure out what the criminal charges are and how much bail is.
The bail bonds option
There are ways to get around paying that full amount.
When you work with a local bondsman, your fee will be 15 percent. For example, if bail has been set at $5,000 you can expect to pay $750 to purchase bail bonds. Plus a $50 filing fee to the jail to Post the Bail. The biggest difference between paying full cash bail and purchasing bail bonds is that while cash bail is refundable as long as the defendant finishes their case minus there fees, the money you pay to a bondsman is non-refundable no matter what happens in court.
The most important thing to keep in mind is when you hire a bondsman, you are agreeing to two key things.
One, that you are willing to take full responsibility that your loved one will go to court and finish their case. Two, that you understand the fee needs to be paid, whether that is in full or through a payment plan.
As long as the defendant appears before the judge as required, you won’t need to pay any additional fund to the bail bonds company. But, if they decide to skip town in hopes of evading prosecution, you could find yourself in a position where you need to pay the full bail amount to bondsman as a penalty.
On the other hand, if the defendant is unable to post cash bail or hire a bondsman, they’ll need to remain in custody until their case is fully resolved.
If you need a Bail Bonds for a friend or loved one. VEGAS BAIL is always willing to go the extra mile to guarantee your Freedom.