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What do bondsmen do?

What do bondsmen do?

Bail Bonds

A bondsman acts as a surety bond on behalf of a defendant who has been accused of a crime by the court and has been sentenced to a jail term. It means that the bondsman or their company takes on the monetary penalty on themselves, if the defendant fails to appear for their court dates. If the defendant violates the rules of the courts or the terms and conditions of the bond deal, then the bondsman is legally allowed to recover the amount from the defendant.

The bail bondsman has a responsibility to ensure that they are paid and receive some return on the investment they made in the defendant. For defendants facing state charges, the bondsman may charge a 10% premium. For defendants with federal charges, they often charge 15% of the total bond amount. Sometimes, they may also ask for personal property or assets to be used as collateral to ensure that the defendant appears for their court dates.

Bail Bonds
  1. What is a bail bond?
  2. How does a bail bond work?
  3. How can I get a bail bond?
  4. Can my bail be decreased or increased?
  5. If I am arrested, how long will it take for me to get booked, processed and ready for a bail agent to post my bond?
  6. How long is a person accountable to the bail agent?
  7. Can the bail agent arrest me and put me back in jail?
  8. What should I put up for collateral?
  9. When will I get my collateral back?
  10. What does "bail exoneration" mean?
  11. What do bondsmen do?
  12. Is a defendant allowed to leave the state or the country while on bond?
  13. What if the defendant is rearrested when out of jail on a bond?
  14. What does it mean if a defendant's bond is forfeited?
  15. What does collateral on a bond mean?
  16. If I co-sign a bail bond, what am I agreeing to?
  17. How is the bail amount decided?
  18. Will I get my bail money back after the case is over?
  19. What if the defendant does not show up in court after I have posted the bail?
  20. How long will it take to get a person out of jail?
  21. How long does a bail bond last?
  22. What is co-signing?
  23. What is the process of getting bailed out of jail?
  24. What are the traits a good bail bond agent must possess?
  25. When does forfeiture take place?
  26. How long is a bail bond good for?
  27. What are the bail bond charges and fees in Pennsylvania?
  28. My friend has been arrested and needs a bail bondsman to get him out of jail. What are his different bond options?
  29. How Does a Judge Determine Bail Amounts?
  30. What are the benefits of hiring a bail bond agent?
  31. What types of bail conditions does a court impose before releasing a person on bail?