You might not be familiar with a bail bond service other than what you’ve seen on movies and television shows. You know they have something to do with helping get someone out of jail, but that’s about it. But it’s not an especially complicated service and this piece will explain all the important things you need to know.

If someone is arrested and they qualify for release under a bond, that means that the court is asking for a financial guarantee to ensure the defendant will return for their court appearances. If the defendant can’t pay the entire bond themselves, they’ll likely work with a licensed bail bond service. In either case, if the bond is posted and the defendant doesn’t make the court date, the bond will be forfeited.

Bail bond services generally provide one of three kinds of bonds. There is a cash bond, a surety bond or a property bond. In each of those cases, the bond service provides the bond for a fee and will have the ability to go after the suspect if they don’t make the court date. If the suspect can’t be provided to the court system in a timely manner, the bail bond service will forfeit the bond to the court. If that happens, the bail bond service will have to go after the family of the suspect in hopes of recovering the amount of the forfeited bond as well as expenses.

That having been said, most bail transactions are successful. In part because most defendants don’t want to become a fugitive. And given that in many cases, the defendant’s family has put up personal property to cover the bond, the suspects don’t want to be responsible for the financial losses that would be incurred by their families.

A licensed, experienced bail bondsman can be a lifesaver when you need them. And for most people, it’s a service that they may never need again.

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