Why bail bond agents are the go-to person for most defendants in criminal cases?
Aug 25, 2019 21:43
After an arrest, the police can do two things. They can agree to allow you to go home with a ticket and assurance that the person will appear at the court on the specified date. The arrested person needs to provide this in a written promise to abide by the conditions stipulated in the release order. Or they can send the offender to jail.
To escape jail term and walk out free after an arrest, you must post a bail which is a financial deposit made with the court. The court decides on the bail amount, and once you deposit the money or a certain percentage that the court agrees, you are free to walk out from jail.
However, posting the bail amount is often not within the means of defendants. So to facilitate their release, they can seek the services of a bond agent who becomes a surety for the bond. The bond agent collects 10 or 20% of the bond amount from the defendant or his or her representative, the agent posts the bail to ensure release. The defendant must have enough money to offer as security to the agent who will otherwise insist for collaterals like securities, electronics, and jewelry. In exchange, the bond agent stays committed to pay the amount in case the defendant does not make a court appearance.
Bail bond agents
Bail bond agents are licensed professionals in the United States as the license is a requirement for most states. The license is more for property and casualty insurance rather than for bonding purpose. Bail bond agents must meet the required educational qualification to become eligible for a license. It allows them to operate as a bail bondsman appointed by an insurance company for writing bail bonds.
The agent collects money from the defendant for writing bonds and then pays a premium to the insurance company. If a defendant disappears or does not appear at the court, the bond agent must pay up on their behalf. Bail bondsmen can post a blanket bond by entering into such an arrangement with the local court. That allows them to do away with depositing cash every time they work with a client. Violation of the bail conditions by the defendant will result in the court collecting the money from the bond.
Ensuring court appearances
Bail bond agents must ensure that the defendant appears in court on the specified date and they can take monitor the person to ensure that he or she checks in without fail. If needed, the bond agent may even deploy a guard to keep watch on the defendant, but it happens only in some extreme case. It is discretionary for bond agents to post bail for the defendant by judging their reliability. They may even refuse to post bail if the person is not dependable.
Failing to appear at the court by the defendant will result in the court issuing a bench warrant followed by forfeiting the defendant's bail. After issuance of the bail warrant, a bail bond agent can hire a bounty hunter to chase the defendant and recover a percentage of the bail that the court forfeited.
Get the guidance from a criminal defense attorney to reach out to any bail bond agent.
It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different from the majority. When you join our team of traders you officially enter the big-game field, but with a hand-in-hand approach on what to focus at each stage of your journey to profit. Read more
As with starting any business, creating your own ophthalmic business comes with its own set of challenges. The good news is that eyewear isn't going anywhere and customers are always looking for high-quality eyewear. Read more
As we go about our everyday lives, we take much of what we have for granted and we never really give it a minute’s thought. When we go to the toilet, we flush the toilet and the contents disappear before we have even stood up. When we take a well-deserved hot bath, once we pull the plug, the dirty water drains effortlessly away and the same applies when we take a shower. When we put the weekly wash in the machine and turn it on, we return later to find everything washed, rinsed and finished. However, the day will come when these things will no longer work like they should. Read more