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A Guide to Bail Bonds

After the mention of the case in court, the defendant has a right to ask to be released to attend court proceedings as and when required but this will need a cash payment, this is a bail and in a case where the defendant is bonded out they need to provide a collateral or make a promise to pay according to court requirement.Courts usually issue bail bonds to ensure that the defendant will appear in court when needed. Once the underwriting & security of the bail bond is completed, it is represented in court for proper legal determination by an Empire agent.

Different bonds
Cash bail: The court orders this type of bail if they are of the opinion that the accused person is likely to leave the country before a trial hearing, the amount ordered has got to be paid before he/she can be set free.

The bond agent and the third party have the client obligation to come to agree with terms of the bond which assures the court of defendant’s appearance in court.

When a suspect is released on citation there is no requirement to make any payment to secure release, he/she is released immediately but will, however, be expected to appear before a court on a date specified in the citation order.

A property bond allows the defendant to use his/her property as a surety for bail and the court requires the collateral should be more than double the amount of bail granted.
Why one should hire a bail bond agent

Cost effective
It is not always easy to come up with the stipulated amount required for a bail by the court and especially when one is not stable financially, this is where your third comes in and engage a corporation or an agent with well set out terms and conditions to come to assist.

Communication with your kin in jail

As an accused person you will need to contact your family and friends for them to help get released, This is easily done through a bail bond agent communicating with your family, advising them where you and the facts of the case at large.

Giving yourself to authorities

Once you learn that there is an arrest warrant that has been issued by the police against you, it is necessary to get in touch with a bail bond company so that they find out more details about the like its jurisdiction, what the charges are likely to be placed and the bond amounts. You can then plan to meet with the bail bondsman at the police station and while you are being booked in, the agent will immediately start processing the paperwork to ensure that you are not kept in custody for long.

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