In the event that you find yourself waiting in jail for a crime you are accused of committing, you will want to know what bail bond services could do for you. The first step is to contact an agent as soon as possible.
A bail bond allows a defendant to get out of jail until their court case, with the assurance that they will appear when summoned. If a defendant isn’t bailed out, they could be in police custody for months while waiting for trials.
This is where a bail bond agent comes in.
Bond agents charge a percentage of your bond, plus collateral to bail you out of jail. Before accepting your case, however, they take into account flight risk factors, because if you skip out on the court, they are liable to pay the price. In the event that you do run, they have the right to track you down, arrest you, and bring you to court themselves.
Alternatively, they will request that you have cosigners so if you skip out on court, those who signed are now liable to pay the bail bond company. If you want to know more about the step-by-step processes, watch this video!