Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Do defendants have a right to bail?
Yes. The right to reasonable bail is guaranteed by the Eight and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.
What is a cosigner?
A cosigner is the person who takes financial responsibility for the bail bond if the defendant fails to appear in court. Financial responsibility can include the entire bond amount, skip tracing fees, bondsman fees for capture and any office or associated fees by the bond company. Example, if they have to hire a bounty hunter to find the defendant to bring them back to justice.
What are the release options when someone is arrested?
The most common option is to post a surety bond – this is the service we provide. Other options that may be available are to post a real estate bond, which is processed through the courts, or to be released on a promise to appear.
How quickly can you bond my loved one out?
The amount of time it takes to post a bail bond depends on the case. A professional bail bondsman may be able to get a defendant out of jail on bail in a matter of 30 minutes, or it can take longer. When you hire an agent at an organization like 24/7 Bail Bonds, it is best to ask the agent how long they think it will take based on your personal situation.
What is collateral?
Collateral is anything of value used to financially secure a bail bond.
How do I prepare before seeking out a professional bail bondsman?
In order for a bail bondsman to be able to help, they will need the following information:
- What is the full name and booking number of the accused?
- Where is the individual in custody?
- What was the individual accused of doing?
- How much is the bail?