If you’ve never been arrested before and find yourself, or someone you care about, suddenly in jail, you may not know exactly what to do. Even if you’ve been through such a situation before, there may be details that are unfamiliar to you or that you have forgotten. At Around the Clock Bailbonds, we want you to know that we’re here to help you, day or night. But we think you’ll be a little more relieved and confident if you have more information about bail bonds and how the system works.
With that in mind, Around the Clock Bailbonds has compiled the following basic primer for your reference.
What Are Bail Bonds?
When you are arrested and charged with a crime, you will be sent to jail. The court will have decided a monetary amount that will be necessary for you to pay in exchange for not having to wait in jail until your court date. This amount is your bail.
Basically, bail can be paid with cash, bail bonds or property that you give to the court as a promise that you will appear in court when you are supposed to. If you don’t appear, the court gets to keep the bail money and, in addition to that, will issue a warrant for your arrest and you will go back to jail.
Now, suppose you want to get out of jail, but you don’t have enough money or property available to cover the required amount. That’s where Around the Clock Bailbonds comes into the picture. By law, we can provide the court with a percentage of your bail amount in the form of bail bonds – usually around ten percent of the total set by the court – and get you released into our legal custody until your case comes to trial. You will pay us a fee for this service, of course, but it provides you with a valuable benefit. The bail bonds function as Around the Clock Bailbonds pledge to the court that you will appear for trial as ordered, which allows you to go home, go back to work, and conduct your life as usual until your case is heard. And that, after all, is what you and your family want and need.
If the amount of bail bonds is set very high, or there are extenuating circumstances that come into play, we may require some collateral in addition to the initial fee. This means that you would have to give us something like money, credit cards, car titles or liens on property to hold until you go to court. Then, if you don’t show up when you are supposed to, cashing in the collateral helps cover the total amount that our initial bail bonds pledged to the court.
We’re Your Answer When You Need Bail Bonds
You just never know when trouble will strike and you will need bail bonds. At Around the Clock Bailbonds, you can reach us 24 hours a day, every day of the year.