If a friend or family member has been arrested in Amherst, we can help. We understand that being in a situation of having to call a bondsman is somewhat foreign. Our extremely knowledgeable bail agents are available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions. Our unique network of Bail Bond Agencies allows us to service not only Amherst, but surrounding cities and counties as well. Listed on this page is information about Amherst Misdemeanor and felonies along with what happens at bond hearing. If you are looking for another bail bond agent in Massachusetts, please use out user friendly search function located at the top of the webpage or listed in the columns to the left and right are links to other cities and counties in Massachusetts.
The bail bond process takes anywhere from 1 to 8 hours depending on the county the defendant is being detained. Larger cities take longer to release inmates. The paperwork that needs to be completed by the Indemnitor usually only takes about 10-15 minutes once the bail bond has been approved.
Payment options for Amherst Bail Bonds:
We accept Cash, VISA, Master Card, AMEX (American Express), Discover, PayPal, Checks, Money Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, ACH. If you do not have one of these payment options, please call our office and we can discuss other payment arrangements.
Amherst Bail Bond Premium:
Up to 15% of the face value of the bail bond.
What happens at bond hearing or First Appearance?
A bond hearing is simply that, a court hearing to allow the judge to determine the severity of the crime and the flight risk of the defendant. Most bond hearings are held in the morning and more populated cites have two bond hearing a day. At this time, the defendant does NOT plea guilt or not guilty. This is only to assess flight risk to set a surety bond for the defendant.
What is a Misdemeanor Amherst?
A Misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable for up to one (1) year or less in prison. Most misdemeanors are usually subject to monetary fines, community service, and a probation period. Most all misdemeanors have a preset bond attached to the offense. This meaning, the defendant can bond out of the Amherst jail before being seen by a judge. Some examples of Amherst Misdemeanor are:
What is a Felony in Amherst?
Felonies can be both violent and non-violent crimes and are punishable up to over one (1) year in prison. Felonies in Amherst are more serious in nature than misdemeanor. Counties require the defendant to see a judge before bond is set. Some counties however do have preset bonds on lesser classes of Felonies. Some examples of felonies in Amherst are:
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