Understanding How Bail Bonds Work
Assistance from Our Upper Marlboro Bail Bonds Agents
What is a bail bond? After a person is arrested, the court sets the bail amount—or the amount of money that must be paid in order for the defendant to be released from jail before his or her court date. Because most people don’t have the financial flexibility to pay their full bail amounts, they must usually rely on bail bonds to help with posting bail.
Here’s how the bond process works:
- A friend or relative of the incarcerated person contacts the bail bondsman.
- The friend or relative (the indemnitor) signs and agreement and pays the bail bondsman a percentage of the jail bail total (the premium).
- The bail bonds agent / agency posts the bond with the court and gets the defendant released from jail.
- The indemnitor becomes financially responsible for the bail total if the defendant does not appear in court.
Our Upper Marlboro bail bonds agents at Dominion Bail Bonds can walk you through each step of the process of using a bail bond to get a loved one out of jail. We are available every day, 24/7 to assist you!
Discussing Your Options in a Free Consultation
Some indemnitors may have enough assets in cash to secure a bail bond, while others may need to use real estate property as collateral. These are options that we will discuss with you during your free bail bonds consultation. To learn more about the bail bonds process, contact us today at 301-574-0202 (Maryland) or 703-836-0808 (Virginia)!