THE BAIL BOND PROCESS IN METRO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

WHAT TO KNOW

Here are a few things to know before posting bail that will make the process simpler.

Please note that co-signers must be over 18 years old and employed for more than 90 days prior to posting bail. ID and pay stubs will be requested.

MEETING FOR RELEASE

The fee to bond someone out in Virginia, required by law, is usually between 10-15 percent. This process could take a short time or several hours, depending on the circumstances at the jail. Please be patient

Gather Information

You will need to know the full name of the person in jail, what Virginia jail they are in, their charges and the bail amount.

Bail Bond FAQ

A: 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 defendant’s ties to the community, family and whether or not they have steady employment.

A: The bail bondsman posts the bond after the premium has been paid and any collateral has been signed over.

A: No, the 10 percent fee you pay the bondsman is nonrefundable.

A: 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. Guard shift change, count, lockdown, time of day, how the jail is staffed and weekend reportees are all factors that can affect the process.

A: 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 percent of the bond plus a $25 processing fee. They will take on the responsibility of the full bail amount. We also have payment plans for bonds over $5000.

A: We require our co-signers 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.

A: The defendant is expected to show up for all court proceedings, stay out of trouble and meet any other conditions the bondsman sets. Missing a court date or nonpayment could result in a revoked bond.

A: 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.

A: Once the case is over, you are no longer obligated to the bondsman or the bond, whether or not the defendant was found guilty or innocent.

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