About Bail Bonds and Bail Bondsman

Most people do not plan on winding up in trouble with the law– it just happens. And, sometimes bad things happen to good people. Yet, when you or a loved one gets in trouble with the law, it is important to know your options and how to best handle the situation. With a variety of different bail bond companies to choose from it is important to understand what a bail bond is and what a bail bondsman does. If a close friend or relative needs to post bail and cannot afford the amount that the judge sets, he/she may be considering a bail bond. A bail bond offers a way for the person to get out of jail and get back to their daily activities and wait for his or her trial. When selecting a bail bondsmen, it is important to know that not all bail bond companies are the same.

What is a Bail Bond?

Bail bonds are sometimes known as surety bonds. When you purchase a bail bond, you are essentially paying a portion of your bond, which is set by the court, to a bondsman, who is fronting the money to the court to get you out of jail. Then, if the accused does not show up for the court date, the bail agent is required to pay a pre-determined amount.

What Do Bail Bondsmen Do?

Bail bondsmen have to pay the monetary penalty if a person doesn’t show up for their court date. They pay the money to the court, however, any co-signers on the bond and/or the defendant are responsible for paying the fees associated with not appearing for court. This allows the bondsman to legally get the money from the defendant/co-signers. Yet, most people will show for their court appearance and repeat no-show offenders are usually refused by bail bondsmen.

How to Select a Bondsman?

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When you are looking for a bail bondsman, usually you are in a rush and panicking to get yourself or a loved one out of jail fast. However, it is important to make sure you do your research and find the best bail bondsman for your needs. One of the most important factors is finding a bail bondsman that is able to get the person out as quickly as possible. This means that they are available 24/7. This bondsman should have local knowledge and a history in the area, to get the bail hearing as quickly as possible. If the bondsman is on good terms with the individuals in the justice system, they can usually help to get a quick release and get favorable terms of the release.

Contact Big Mike Bail Bonds

When you or a loved one gets into trouble with the law, give Big Mike Bail Bonds a call at 919-934-5656. We understand that bad things happen to good people and you may just find yourself at the right place at the wrong time.

Big Mike’s Bail Bonds understands that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Everyone makes mistakes, and we’re there to help you out when you need to maintain your responsibilities in the face of a DWI conviction. We understand that taking care of your kids or going to work is a priority, and we offer immediate bail bonds to help you get on with your life.

Here are a few other Bail Bond resources that you may find helpful during this process:

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Bail Bonds 101

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