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A Surety/Walk-Thru Bonds is an agreement made between a person and a bondsman.
Transfer Bonds are needed when the defendant is arrested in another state or county.
A Personal Bond (PR) is granted by a court judge after an individual’s case and criminal history are reviewed during a pretrial hearing.
Federal bonds are for charges that originate out of federal district court.
A cash bond is the full amount of the bond required, paid in cash, to release a defendant from jail.
An immigration bond is a type of surety bond used to secure the release of a person living unlawfully within the United States.
Below please find a checklist of items needed during the bail bond verification process:
Below please find a checklist of items needed during the co-signer verification process:
The bail bond amount is the full amount of the bail that the court sets. The premium is the dollar amount charged by the bail service provider for providing the pre-trial release service. Usually, this premium is 10% of the bail amount. The premium is what you will pay for the bail bond. The cost of getting a friend or family member out of jail.
A bail bond is a contract between the bail bondsman, the courts, and the person posting the bail (co-signer). Co-signers are used to guarantee the bail bond. They assume financial and personal responsibility if the defendant does not appear in court. They also take financial responsibility for any unpaid premium.
Collateral is something of value that is used to secure a debt or ensure payment. Sometimes a bail bond company will receive collateral in order to ensure that the defendant appears in court. Most bail bond collateral is in the form of real estate or cash. A bail bond agency can request that additional money, apart from the premium, be given to execute bail. Property is usually evaluated based on available equity.
The individual bond offices have their own standards, but you can expect them to accept various forms of bail collateral for the most part. Some collateral examples include real estate, cars, credit cards, stocks, bonds, jewelry, personal credit, and banking accounts.
The rate that you pay a bail agent depends on the state’s statutes and regulations. For example, in some states, there are companies that can legally charge 8%, while the allowable premium is set at 10% for others. If a company agrees to discount their fee, they may lose their license. Some companies try and lead you into believing that you will receive a discount but in the end actually charge you the whole amount.
The defendant will have to get permission from the bonding office in writing before attempting to do so. If the court has given you direct instructions not to leave the state or country, you must get permission from the bail agent and the court before leaving. Otherwise, you are subject to arrest.
A violation of bail conditions, also referred to as a breach of bail conditions, may result in an arrest, having a warrant issued & being held in custody until another bail hearing.
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My family and I have never been through the bail bond process. Thanks to the amazing team at Island Bail Bonds we were able to successfully walk thru the process and bring my sister home. – Sarah