Who determines a person's bail amount?
The bail amount is set by a judge during a bail hearing. The judge will consider a variety of factors, including the severity of the crime, previous convictions, the defendants ties to the community, family and whether or not they have steady employment.
When will the bail agent post bond?
The bail bondsman posts the bond after the premium has been paid and any collateral has been signed over.
Is the fee refundable?
No, the 10% fee you pay the bondsman is non refundable.
How long will it take for the defendant to be released from jail?
The process of bailing someone out can take a short time or several hours. It depends on the circumstances and how busy the jail is. All of these things are factors; shift change, count, lock down, time of day, how the jail is staffed and weekend reportees.
Why should I hire Dee's Bail Bonds?
If you can't afford to pay the entire bail amount, it would be best to hire a bondsman. Dee's will charge you 10% of the bond plus $25 processing fee. They will take on the responsibility of the full bail amount. We also have payment plans for bonds over $5000.
What are the responsibilities of the cosigner?
We require our cosigners to be over 18 and employed. They are also responsible for the bond and making sure the defendant goes to all court and meeting appointments.
What are the responsibilities of the defendant?
The defendant is expected to show up for all court proceedings, stay out of trouble and meet any other conditions the bondsman set. Missing a court date or non payment could result in a revoked bond.
What happens if the defendant doesn't show up for court?
If the defendant fails to appear in court, the bail bondsman will be required to pay the full bail amount, if this happens or if the defendant violates any bail conditions, the bail bondsman will locate them and take them back to jail. The co signer will be charged for the cost to pick them up. If the defendant does not go to court you could lose any collateral that was signed over with the bond, but as long as the defendant complies with the terms set by the bail bondsman and shows up for all court dates all is well.
How long does the defendant have to abide by the terms of the bond?
Once the case is over you are no longer obligated to the bondsman or the bond. it does not matter if they were found guilty or innocent.