Whether you’ve had experience with bail bonds or you’ve been reading up on our blog you may have a good understanding of what bail bonds are and how to use them. Have you ever asked yourself “What does a bondsman do?” Today we’re going to answer that question. Here is a brief overview of a bondman’s responsibilities.
A Bail Bondsman – is your connection.
After someone you know has been arrested a bail bondsman or bail agent can act as a connection between you and the jail. This helps simplify and expedite the bail process – as a licensed professional bail bondsmen consistently work with local jails and courthouses and have a working history with these institutions as well as an understanding of all the terminology and the bail process.
A Bail Bondsman – pledges money to the court.
When someone is arrested the bail bondsman or bond agent pledges or makes a guarantee to pay the money to the courthouse or jail in order to get the individual released. This is a binding contract that promises the full amount will be covered.
A Bail Bondsman – secures the bail amount.
Because the cost of bail varies dependent on the type of crime the amount that you will be required to put down will vary. Usually 10% of the bail amount is required. Once that is paid the bondsman or bond agent can get to work securing the remaining amount of bail required.
We hope that this post has been insightful to a bail bondsman responsibilities. If you want to read more about how to pick a bail bond company, read our previous post.
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