Let us walk you through your options for posting bail. There are several ways to post the required amount to gain your loved one's freedom.
Don't let the financial complexities of bail posting intimidate you, and don't forget - our friendly bail bond experts are always on hand to answer your questions.
- Surety - A third party, often a bondsman, agrees to be responsible for the debt or obligation of the defendant. The bondsman usually retains 10% of the total bail amount, $37 surcharges and state fees, whether the defendant appears in court or not.
- Cash - An individual posts the total amount of the bail, in cash, guaranteeing the defendant's scheduled appearance in court. If the defendant shows up for his or her court date, any court fines shall be paid from the cash bond, and the remaining sum to be returned to the defendant.
- Recognizance - The defendant promises the court that he or she will attend all court proceedings, and will not engage in further illegal activity.
- Citation Release - An officer issues a citation to the arrestee at the time of arrest informing the arrestee that he or she must appear for an appointed court date.
- Property Bond - The court records a lien on property to secure the bail amount. Failure to appear at the scheduled court date can result in foreclosure proceedings.
- Orders of Protection - A common feature of any conditional release. The court orders the defendant to refrain from criminal activity against an alleged crime victim, or to stay away from the alleged victim.
Let us work with you to find the bail option that makes the most sense for your situation. Our experts are on hand to make knowledgeable recommendations that will work for you.