How Bail Bonds Work

When a person is arrested their is an opportunity for them to be released from jail while they await trial.  This opportunity is called posting bail.  Bail is an amount of money that is set by a judge with a figure determined by the judge which they consider a reasonable amount that would ensure the defendant will appear in court.

If an individual does not have enough money to cover the bail amount, the law does allow a person to go into contract with a person who will post bail for them.  This person or organization is called a Bail Bondsman.

The Bail Bondsman usually charges the standard 10% fee of the amount of bail to post the bail for them.  Usually it is required the person being bailed to use collateral such as a house or personal property to insure the person shows up to court.

If a person does not show up for court, this is called skipping bail.  At that point, a bail bondsman will use a bounty hunter to track that person down to bring them to court.

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