Bail and Bonds

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who’s been arrested.

What is a Bond?

A bond is an amount of money a judge sets to ensure that a defendant will appear in court. In… Read more

Bail and Bonds

Bail Bonds: How do I get my name off my boyfriend’s jail bond?

You bailed him out but he made you mad and now you want off the bond. It’s possible but there are no guarantees.

Reason for request: If he is violating conditions of his bond or threatening to go on the run instead of to court, getting off the bond is a good idea. If it’s for a less serious reason, consider the possible results before taking action.

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Bail Bonds: Why won’t they give him a Bond?

You get the call that he has been arrested. With your heart pounding, you grab your car keys and wallet and race to the jail, only to be told he cannot be bonded out because he is on a “no bond” status.  How does that happen? Doesn’t everyone have a right to a bond? The answer is, kind of. There are times when no bond means until he sees a… Read more

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Posting Bail and Skipping Court: You’ve Bailed Him Out, He Doesn’t Appear; Will You Go to Jail?

Getting that frantic call from jail is hard, when someone you care about has been arrested and asks you to post bail. The Bail Bonds industry is controversial in some states. If your state allows the use of bail bondsmen, posting bail means you give a percentage of the total bond amount to the bonding company, and that company promises the court to pay the rest if the… Read more