An important aspect of the legal system in the United States, the ability to post bail allows people accused of a crime the opportunity to resume their lives as evidence is gathered for their trial. Most people however don’t have the fund available to post bail when arrested. This is where bail bonding companies come into play. Understanding the role of bail bonding companies is important for everyone, not just those in need of them.
Bail bonding companies help people accused of a crime post bail after a price has been set. Most agents and services are available 24 hours a day in order to help people whenever they are in need. Prior to calling, it’s important to have all the necessary information available, such as the booking number and the name of the prison the accused was sent to, in order to get the results you need.
Bail agents will help people post bail for a fraction of the total bail price. Most agents typically charge between 10 to 15% of the total bail price as a downpayment for their services. In addition, they will require the accused to put up some form of collateral to ensure they return to court on their assigned date.
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