Have a question about the bail bond process and what to expect? Here are a few topics to look over understand more completely how we can help you get your loved one out of jail fast.
So you're asking how the bail bond process works? Well, in simple terms, you call us and we work with you to get your loved one out of jail at a fraction of the cost of the bail amount set. In more detail, when we receive your call, we look up charges and the total bail amount. Then we work with you, our customer, to guaranty your love one's freedom by writing a bond to the jail usually for only 10% of the original bail amount. All you have to do at this point, is wait for a call from the jail saying your loved one has been released after the paperwork goes through.
When contacting one of our 24/7 Bail Bondsman Agent, there are a few basic things we need from you in order to help you:
There are a few ways you can get a person released from custody.
In most cases the money you pay to a bonding office is non-refundable. This money is collected and earned once we successfully release your loved one from custody. If for any reasons, we fail to free your loved one from custody or if we fail to meet any part of our contract, then and only then is this money refundable.
For each state there are statutes and regulations limiting us from charging lower than a certain percentage. In the state of Utah that is 10%. If Bail Bond companies from Utah agree to discount lower than this, they may lose their license. If any Bail bonds company try to convince you they can go lower than this, they'll end up charging you the full amount in the end so it's safest to ask them for a fee chart.
The typical collateral we accept are real estate, cars, credit cards, stocks, bonds, jewelry, personal credit or bank accounts. For anything else you have, feel free to give us a call and we can discuss options for collateral use.
We work with you to get your loved one out of jail with the least amount of risk possible. This means we can usually work with you on bailing your loved one out of jail based on a steady and long job history alone. There are rare cases where we ask for collateral but this means more paperwork for us so we try our hardest to make things easy and as risk free as possible.
We have bail bond agents all around Utah from St. George and Utah County to Salt Lake City and Draper. For a complete list of Jails we offer bail services for, click here.
It can be expensive to bail out your friend or loved one. You won’t always have your money returned. It can depend on whether the bail is a Surety Bail, Cash Bail, or Property Bond. AboutBail has a quick guide to this on their informative website: Will I Get My Bail Money Back?
Thad Ellis is our Utah County Bail Agent. If you are looking for where to go, how long it will take to get your loved one out of jail, or any other questions, you can visit Thad Ellis' page here.
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