Understanding Your Bail Bond Rules
When a friend or loved one is arrested you should seek the services of a bail bond agent to get them released from jail. The price is typically 10% of the bail amount. Most consider this a small fee to pay to get released from jail and resume normal activities. Once you pay the bail bond company they are released from jail.
There are “terms of release” set by the court and additional requirements of the bail bondsman. If the defendant fails to comply with the terms of the bail, their bail will be revoked and they will have to return to jail.
The defendant stands to lose quite a bit if the bail is revoked, their freedom, bond fee, and even future chances of future release.
Having Bail Bond Revoked Is Very Costly For the Defendant
If a defendant’s bail is revoked, they end up back in jail and the bail money is lost. According to the bail bond contract, when the defendant is released from jail, the fee is earned.
If the bail terms are violated and the bail bond agent or the Judge revokes the bond, the bail bond company will not refund the bail fee. If for some reason you go back to jail and wish to be bonded out of jail, you have to start over with a new contract and another bail bonding fee.
In some instances, the Court may not grant the defendant another bond. It is very important for both the defendant and the person who secured the bond to fully understand the bail bond rules. Also, it is very important to understand the “terms of release” of both the bond contract and the Court. Take time and speak with your bail bondsman and ask questions if you do not understand.
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