Bail bonds, also called “surety bonds” offer the court financial incentive for an arrested defendant to appear in front of a judge for their appointed court date.
In order to procure the release of a defendant while they are awaiting their arraignment, the indemitor (signer) will pay a bail bondsman 10% of the the total amount of the bail to “post the bail bond” with the jail or court. This fee is non-refundable.
When you post a bail bond, you, (the indemnitor), us (the bail bond agency) and the surety (the insurance company), are essentially “guaranteeing” the court that the defendant will follow through with their court appointed agreements and show up for every court date.
Bail agencies such as ours, offer a valuable public service because bail amounts can sometimes equal thousands, to tens of thousands of dollars. In these days of economic hardship, many people cannot afford to pay the court the full amount of the bail.