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Bail Bonds to Secure Your Release from Jail
After going through the booking and processing procedures, a person that has been arrested should be allowed to make a phone call. They can call anyone they choose, a friend or a family member.
The only way that he can be released from jail is by calling a bail bond company. There are some companies that will not provide bail bonds to the arrested person. Some bondsmen don’t take the case simply because of the amount of the bond or because of the bond required. Somehow, it is a trail and error method to find a bail bondsman who will provide the bail bond that you need.
If a person wants to be released as quickly as possible, he should call or contact a family member of friend and provide the following information: full legal name, social security number, date of birth, who arrested him, why he was arrested, and where he is being held. He also needs to provide his booking number and the bail amount so that the bailing out process will be much faster. It is through this way that you can be released as quickly as possible by a bondsman who receives this important information.
You can find many companies specializing in different types of bonds, but there are also others that only provide one or two bonds. Federal or state bail bonds, cash bail bonds, immigration bail bonds, and property bail bonds.
If a family member or a friend posts the bond, they enter into a contract with the bail bondsman. The reason why bail bonds are important because it is to guarantee that the defendant will return to face his case in scheduled court hearing.
The co-signer who is either a family member or a friend needs to understand the commitment they are guaranteeing before the bail bondsman will sign the contract. The bondsman needs to be sure that the co-signer known that if the defendant does not show up, he will be responsible for the full bond amount.
If the court requires a collateral then the bond amount will determine what it will be. Some bail bonds only need a signature but others needs a property collateral. Companies that require only a signature will request that the cosigner be someone who lives in the area, owns a home in the area, or work in the area. The defendant will be released from the jail when the bond signed. The responsibility of the defendant in all these is to show up to his scheduled court date. If the defendant does not show up during the scheduled hearing, then the co-signed will have to pay the total amount of bail. The defendant will not longer be eligible for a bail bond once he is found and returned to jail.