Jail bonds are one of those life saving services that can change everything. If you can’t pay your bail, then bail bonds can make it happen. It’s best to talk with your bail bondsman to get all the details, but here’s a basic overview of how things go down.
First, a bail bondsman will come to interview you. The agency needs to get an idea as to how stable you are. Remember, if they think you’re risky and ready to run, they won’t want to help you out.
Next, a recent photo will be taken of you, in case you do run. This is what is put out on the bulletins for the bounty hunters when someone skips bail. Since there are often no recent shots of the person, the jail bonds company prefers o get an updated one for their records. You will also be responsible to pay 10-15% of the bail.
Once all of the paperwork has been signed and worked out, the agency will pay your bail for you. That means you can leave the jail and live your life as normal. However, if you don’t show up for your court dates, there will be a warrant out for your arrest. This is where the bounty hunters come in. They get a pleasant reward for hunting you down if you run. Since they tend to be very good at what they do, it’s not usually worth taking off.
Your bail bondsman can also answer any questions you have about the bail bonds process when you meet him. Jail bonds for most crimes are fairly easy and it shouldn’t take long to get you out.