BAIL BONDS EXPLAINED
Whether this is the first time you are navigating the bail bonds process or you are trying to help a loved one get out of jail quickly, Advanced Bail Bonding is here for you. We know that the bail bonds process can be confusing and that you may have many questions about how it all works. Rest assured that we are here to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continue reading below to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions then contact our team to request a bail bond in Covington.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BAIL BONDS
- What is bail?
- How do bail bonds work?
- What can be used as collateral?
- How do I request a bail bond?
- What information does a bondsman need?
- How long does it take to get out of jail?
Understanding the bail bonds process can be difficult, especially if this is the first time you have found yourself in a tough spot. Advanced Bail Bonding is here to help you navigate the landscape of getting a bail bond, and we are here to answer all of your questions. The questions below are some of the most frequently asked questions about bail bonds, but they are by no means the only questions that you are likely to have.
WHAT IS BAIL?
Bail is the amount of money that defendants are required to pay to be released from jail. It serves as a form of security to ensure that the defendant shows up for all court proceedings.
HOW DO BAIL BONDS WORK?
The bail bonds process is not as confusing as it seems when it is broken down into a few simple steps.
Once an individual is arrested, booked, and processed into the local jail, a judge will review the case to determine an appropriate bail amount. After that, a call can be placed to a bonding agent to request help paying the bail to get out of jail.
The agent will collect key pieces of information needed to complete the bonding paperwork. They will charge you 10% of the total bail amount as payment for their services, secure a bond, and then post bail with the courts for the defendant’s release.
The defendant is then released from jail, reunited with their family, and able to go back to work. This provides them with the time and resources they need to prepare for their upcoming court date(s) and hire legal counsel if needed.
WHAT CAN BE USED AS COLLATERAL?
Collateral is any type of lien-free, tangible property that serves as payment for the bail premium. Regardless of what the outcome of the defendant’s case is, the collateral is returned at the conclusion of the case as long as the defendant adhered to all conditions of their bail. Failure to show up for court or defaulting on bail conditions in some other way could result in the forfeiture of collateral. Jewelry, real estate, electronics, motor vehicles, and even bank accounts can serve as collateral.
HOW DO I REQUEST A BAIL BOND?
Requesting a bail bond is easy — all you have to do is contact Advanced Bail Bonding. Our team is here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get the bail bonding process started so that you don’t have to spend any longer than necessary in jail.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES A BONDSMAN NEED?
When you call our team, we will ask you for a few pieces of pertinent information. Whether you are requesting a bail bond for yourself or a loved one, you’ll need to provide us with the following details:
- The name and birthdate of the arrested individual
- The jail where they are being held at
- The individual’s booking number
- The bail amount
Even if you don’t know all of this information, we urge you to call us. Thanks to our experience in the bail bonds industry, we are often able to assist our clients in getting these key pieces of information. Remember, the sooner you call us, the sooner we can help reinstate your freedom.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET OUT OF JAIL?
Our team will file the bonding paperwork as soon as we have all of the information we need to do so. This may take only 15 to 30 minutes. Local police stations may authorize your release less than an hour after receiving the bonding paperwork. Larger county jails may take anywhere from two to 10 hours to authorize your release. Generally speaking, the larger the holding facility, the longer it takes for you or your loved one to be released. Either way, the sooner you contact Advanced Bail Bonding, the sooner you will be getting out of jail.
AFFORDABLE BAIL BONDS IN COVINGTON
Don’t see the answer to your question above? Contact Advanced Bail Bonding today to speak with one of our experienced bondsmen. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you in your time of need.