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How Bail Works

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The How Bail Works slideshare walks you through the bail process, covering the arrest, locating a bondsman, information to have on hand, collateral, when the defendant will be released, and how long you are obligated to the terms of the bond. It also explains the cost of the bond premium and how it is calculated from the bond amount.

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How Bail Works

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  2. 2. WHEN A PERSON GETS ARRESTED & BOOKED FOR A SERIOUS CRIME • They must wait in jail until a bail hearing, where a judge will set the bail amount • Ifthe person cannot afford bail, they must wait in jail until their court date
  3. 3. BUT THERE’S A BETTER OPTION... HIRE A BAIL AGENT!
  4. 4. WHEN CONTACTING A BAIL AGENT have as much information as possible THINGS TO KNOW - Full Name - Jail Location - Booking Number - Charges
  5. 5. ALWAYS AVAILABLEBail Agents are usually on call 24/7 and are likelyto answer your call regardless of the time of day
  6. 6. WHAT DO I PAY?• Bail agents usually charge between NOTE: 10%-15% of the total bail amount This percentage can be higher or lower depending on the location• You do not get and circumstances of the arrest this money back
  7. 7. WHAT ABOUT COLLATERAL? • In some cases you may be asked to sign over collateral to the bail agent • Collateralis property like a house, car, art or jewelry • This helps to guarantee that the defendant appears in court
  8. 8. THE BAIL AGENT WILL POST THE BOND once the premium has been paid and any collateral has been signed over
  9. 9. NOW, THE DEFENDANT IS RELEASED This can take a short time or several hours, depending on how crowded the jail is
  10. 10. AFTER BEING RELEASED• Thedefendant must be present for any and all court proceedings• Theymust also meet any other conditions as set by the bail agent
  11. 11. IF A DEFENDANT FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT (or if bail conditions are otherwise violated) • The bail agent must KEEP IN MIND: You could lose any pay the full bail collateral you signed amount to the court over with the bond • The bail agent will then locate the defendant and most likely return them to jail
  12. 12. IF THE DEFENDANT APPEARS IN COURT (and all other bail conditions are fulfilled)Then there should be nothing to worry about!
  13. 13. THE BOND IS EXONERATED(or completed) when the trial is over NOTE: The bond is complete regardless of whether the defendant is found innocent or guilty
  14. 14. AND THAT’SFor more information about the bail process or to find a trusted bail agent, please visit .com

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