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1. What are my options if I am arrested?  
There are five options for release of a defendant: A. Surety Bond (a bail bond) B. Property Bond C. Cash Bond D. Release On Own Recognizance (O.R.) E. Release on Citation (Cite Out) We are the First and only Bail Bonding Comany with an Android and Apple app that allows users to notify family members or friends that they are being arrested with just a push of a button. Download Our Android app here: http://www.AndroidBailBondsApp.com Download Our iphone app here: http://www.IphoneBailBondsApp.com
2. How Do I Get A Bond?  
There are four ways in which a person may be released from custody: A. You can use bondsmen this means that you will pay a fee and need to use some form of collateral; B. You can post cash for the full amount of the bond with the court or jail; C. You can use real property (such as a home) with the court; D. Lastly, the judge can decide to let the defendant go on there own recognizance.
3. How Long Is The Bail Process?  
The paperwork takes approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on the complexity of the transaction. The release time can be one hour or less for local police stations and 3-6 hours in a county jail. Please remember that these times are not guaranteed but general time frames.
4. What is Collateral?  
Collateral is real or personal property pledged to the Bail Agency, used to secure the bail amount, in the event the defendant does not appear for any of his/her court proceeding(s). Essentially, collateral is a way of insuring the defendant will go back to court and complete his/her obligation to the court. The collateral is returned to the rightful owner once the defendants' case is finalized.
5. What Do Bondsmen Accept As Collateral?  
Each bonding office will have there own standards but, for the most part they will take: A. Real estate B. Cars C. Credit cards D. Stocks E. Bonds F. Jewelry G. Personal credit H. Bank accounts I. Art work
6. Can I finance the bail bond fee/premium?  
Yes. they do offer payment plans for those who qualify at NO interest and they have partnered with various bail bond lenders for loans with no credit check they accept the following forms of payment: 1. Cash 2. Visa 3. Master Card 4. American Express 5. Discover 6. Diners Club 7. Personal, Cashier's, or Traveler's Checks 8. Quick Collect 9. Electronic Bank Transfers
7. Do I get my money back after the case is over?  
Generally, bail premium is non-refundable, however there are a few exceptions. The premium is fully earned once the defendant is released from custody. Furthermore, while out on a bail bond if the defendant gets arrested for another charge, premium is not refunded.
8. Can the defendant leave the state or country while out on bond?  
The defendant needs to obtain travel authorization from the Bail Bond Agency Moreover, in some jurisdictions the court instructs defendants not to leave the state. The Bail Agency cannot override the Courts authority.
9. What happens if the defendant fails to appear in court?  
Firstly, a bench warrant is issued for the person's arrest by the judge. The defendant's name is then entered into a nation wide data base (NCIC) as a fugitive. Also, the Bail Agency is informed of the defendants non-appearance and obligated by law to arrest individual.
10. What happens if the case continues over a year?  
Occasionally, a criminal case may take more then a year to end. In such circumstances, renewal premium should be paid to the bail agency, however, the court may grant a bail amount reduction and a new bail bond will be posted directly with the court.
11. What happens if the defendant gets arrested while out on bond?  
Contact Alternative Justice Bail bonding Agency, Inc. as soon as possible. There are various options available in this circumstance.
12. What happens if the defendant appears "unmotivated" to go to court ?  
There are remedies that can be done here as well. Contact the bondsman as soon as possible so that they can discuss your options in full detail with you.
13. Are some Bail Agents less expensive than others?  
Bail Agents are licensed by the Department of Insurance (D.O.I.) within the state. The state regulates the rate at 10% - 15%. At Alternative Justice Bail Bonding Agency, Inc.
14. Can the bail bond agency discount the fees on the premium?  
As stated above, bail premium is 10% to 15% of the bond amount. Discounting 8% can lead to the suspension or revocation of a bail agents license by the Department of Insurance.
15. What information should I have before I contact the bail agent?  
A. Where is the person in custody? Make sure that you ask the person in custody where they are located (city, state and name of jail). B. What is the full name and booking number of the person in jail? The bail agent will need this information in order to contact the jail. The bail agent can get the booking number for you if you don't have that information. C. How much is the bail? The bail agent will get this information when they contact the jail if you do not have it. With the bail amount the agent can tell you the amount it will cost to post a bond and get the person out of jail.
16. At what point is the co-signer no longer liable for the bond?  
The co-signer is no longer liable for the defendant's bond when he/she completes all of their court appearences and all premiums have been paid. It is best to contact the agent when the bond is exonerated by the court. This allows the fast return of any collateral pledged and also confirms that the bond is exonerated. In the event of forfeiture, the indemnitor is liable until the full amount of the bail has been paid, plus any expenses incurred or until the court exonerates the bond, which then becomes void.
17. How do I get started?  
Call us at (205)-531-1043 We are the First and only Bail Bonding Comany with an Android and Apple app that allows users to notify family members or friends that they are being arrested with just a push of a button. Download Our Android app here: http://www.AndroidBailBondsApp.com Download Our iphone app here: http://www.IphoneBailBondsApp.com

 

 

 

 

 



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