At Blandon Bail Bonds, we aim to provide all of our clients with as much information as possible about the bail bond process. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions. Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 305-597-4595.
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond is a bond that guarantees a sum of money in case the person released from jail does not appear at court.
How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost?
Most bail bonding companies charge a fee for each bond posted of 10 percent. The law has strict regulations about the fee a bail bond agent can charge, so be wary of bail bond agents who offer lower rates. They may not be licensed.
Do You Need Collateral for a Bail Bond?
At Blandon Bail Bonds, in many instances, no collateral is required. If a bond requires us to lend an amount of money that we deem to be substantial, we may require the bond to be backed up by collateral.
What is an Indemnitor?
The Indemnitor is an individual, usually a relative or friend, of an arrested person who pays the bail bond fee to the bonding agent and signs the bond agreement. The Indemnitor acts as a guarantor for the arrested person, being responsible for their appearance in court as obligated, as well as paying any fees or the entirety of the bail amount should they fail to appear in court.
What Happens If You Don’t Appear in Court?
If the defendant fails to appear in court as scheduled, a warrant will be issued for their arrest. If they fail to reschedule their court date, the Indemnitor will be liable to pay the entire bail amount. This liability may also result in the loss of any collateral.
If you failed to make a court appearance and a warrant was issued for your arrest, Blandon Bail Bonds can assist you in rescheduling your court appearance and clearing the warrant. Once your date has been rescheduled, if all future appearances are made, the bail bond will be returned.