Bail Bonds to Secure Your Release from Jail
People who have been arrested are allowed to make a phone call after they have been booked and processed. They can call anyone they choose, a friend or a family member.
The only way that he can be released from jail is by calling a bail bond company. There are some companies that will not provide bail bonds to the arrested person. Some bondsmen don’t take the case simply because of the amount of the bond or because of the bond required. This is why it can become a trail and error method for you to find the one who will assist you in providing the bail bond that you need.
If a person wants to be released as quickly as possible, he should call or contact a family member of friend and provide the following information: full legal name, social security number, date of birth, who arrested him, why he was arrested, and where he is being held. He also needs to provide his booking number and the bail amount so that the bailing out process will be much faster. It is through this way that you can be released as quickly as possible by a bondsman who receives this important information.
There are companies that provide different types of bonds but others only provide one or two kinds. Federal or state bail bonds, cash bail bonds, immigration bail bonds, and property bail bonds.
If a family member or a friend posts the bond, they enter into a contract with the bail bondsman. Bail bonds are used to guarantee to the bail agent and to the court, that the defendant will show up to their future court dates as expected.
A bail bondsman will not sign the contract until the co-signer, who is the family member or a friend, understands the commitment they are guaranteeing. The co-signer needs to understand that if the defendant fails to honor his commitment, then the co-signer will be responsible to pay the full bond amount.
The bail amount will determine the type of collateral needed, if required. Some bail bonds only need a signature but others needs a property collateral. Signature bonds will require the co-signer to have residence in the area, own a house or work there. Upon signing the bail bond, the defendant gets released from jail. The responsibility of the defendant in all these is to show up to his scheduled court date. The co-signer will have to pay the total bail amount if the defendant does not make good on his word. If the defendant is found and retained, then he will no longer have the option of a bail bond when he returns to jail.