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1) What is a Bail Bond?

A bail bond, sometimes known as a surety bond, by definition is a "formal, legally enforceable contract between a first party (the principal or obligor), a second party (the customer or obligee), and a third party (the surety, such as a bank, bonding company, or insurance company) whereby the surety guarantees payment of a specified maximum sum, or to otherwise compensate (indemnify), the obligee against damage or loss caused by the actions (or a failure to perform) of the obligor)." 1

You are guaranteeing that the defendant will appear in court each and every time he/she is ordered to do so by the court.

1 Definition according to www.businessdictionary.com.

2) What if the defendant misses court?

The bond will be forfeited and an arrest warrant will be issued for the defendant. The defendant is subject to apprehension and arrest.

Statutes vary from state to state. Please refer to your local statutes for the most up to date and detailed information.

3) What are my obligations as an Indemnitor?

The indemnitor is financially responsible for the entire amount of the bond until the court case is discharged. As long as the court case is discharged, the liability of the indemnitor is lifted. It is suggested that you, the indemnitor, also play an active role in the court case to ensure that the defendant attends court as required.

4) Can I (the indemnitor) surrender the defendant back to jail?

No. If you feel that the defendant may become a flight risk or has breached any part of the contract, please contact your bail agent.

Statutes vary from state to state. Please refer to your local statutes for the most up to date and detailed information.

5) How much does a "Bail Bond" cost?

Each state is unique; rates are either statutory or filed by the insurance company which is underwriting the bond.

Statutes vary from state to state. Please refer to your local statutes for the most up to date and detailed information.

6) What collateral, if any, will I need to post bail?

Depending on the size of the bond and the defendant's past criminal history, collateral may be needed.

7) What forms of collateral do you take?

Agents will typically use real property, cash, credit cards, and possibly other forms of collateral in certain circumstances. It is best to call one of our bail agents to further discuss whether or not collateral is needed.

8) If cash is given for collateral, how do I know I will get it back?

A collateral receipt should be given when the bond is written. The return of collateral is governed by statute in the majority of states. Collateral should be held in trust for the indemnitor.

Statutes vary from state to state. Please refer to your local statutes for the most up to date and detailed information.

9) What forms of payment do we accept?

Bail agents accept cash, credit cards (VISA, AMEX, Mastercard, Discover), checks, money orders, PayPal, and bank transfer.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Brenwell Media and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please refer to your local state statues for updated bail bond regulation.

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