How Bail Bonds work?

When an individual is arrested for a crime, they are taken to a local jail to be booked and processed. To get out of the jail, the person may either post the full bail amount set by the court or hire a bail bondsman. Sometimes, the defendant cannot afford the bail amount. In that case, if a bail bondsman is hired, then the defendant can get out of jail by paying just 10% to 15% of the full amount of their bail to them.

A senior executive from Apple Bail Bond1, a company in New Jersey that provides bail bond services says, “If you are in need of a bail bondsman, Apple Bail Bonds has you covered. Apple Bail Bonds has many bondsmen who can perform a number of services for their clients to ensure their release from custody after being charged with a criminal offense. In order to get their clients out of custody and back at home with their family and friends, the Apple Bail Bondsmen can use various types of bonds.” (Ref: Apple Bail Bonds,http://www.applebailbonds.net/bailbondsmen.php)

A bondsman, or a bail bond agent, is any person or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court. The amount they charge, i.e. 10% to 15% is a fee charged by the company for their services and is not refundable. This percentage can be higher or lower depending on the location and circumstances of the arrest. A bail agent provides a guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in court each and every time he or she is summoned by the judge.

A bail bond is a contract between a person accused of a crime and a bail bondsman. By signing the agreement with the bail agent regarding posting the bail, the defendant or the co-signer, who might be a relative or a family friend, must provide a guarantee that the bail amount will definitely be paid in full if the defendant fails to appear at the summons.

In some cases you may be asked to sign over collateral to the bail agent. Collateral is property like a house, car, art or jewellery. This helps to guarantee that the defendant appears in court.

Once the premium has been paid and any collateral has been signed over, then the bail bond agents will post the bail to court and the defendant is released. After being released, the defendant must be present for any and all court proceedings.

If the individual does not turn up in court, the bail agent must pay the full bail amount to the court. The bail agent will then locate the defendant and most likely return them to jail.


Disclaimer: The contents of this page are general in nature. Please use your discretion while following them. The author does not guarantee legal validity of the tips contained herein.


1. Apple Bail Bonds: Apple Bail Bonds in Paterson, New Jersey is committed to helping people who have been charged with crimes get released from custody so they can go about their lives until their court dates. If you need assistance with any type of bail bond throughout Passaic County or the surrounding areas in New Jersey, the bondsmen at Apple Bail Bonds can help. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are always ready to discuss your bail bond with you. You can call them at 800-884-7136 or 862-203-3174 or send mails atinfo@applebailbonds.net. For more information, visit Office is at 799 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503 and visit web site: www.applebailbonds.net

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