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What Do Bondsmen Accept as Collateral?

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If a person ends up in jail and they qualify for bail, the judge will determine the amount at their court hearing. Instead of paying the full bail amount out-of-pocket (which can be quite expensive), people will generally hire a bail agent who will post their bond in exchange for a 10% commission. However, as a way of ensuring their promise to appear in court, the bail agent will also ask them to sign over collateral.

What is Bail Collateral?

Collateral is a form of property like a house, a car, jewelry or even art that helps guarantee the defendant will show up for court. Here’s a list of things commonly accepted as collateral:

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  • A house
  • Land
  • Cars
  • Motorhomes
  • Boats
  • Farm Vehicles
  • Jewelry
  • Antiques
  • Collectibles
  • Electronics
  • Art
  • Paintings
  • Sculptures
  • Instruments
  • Firearms
  • Furniture
  • Heirloom pieces
  • Equipment

Whatever collateral you use to secure your bail, once the trial is heard you will get it back as long as long as you attend all court appearances. If, however, you miss your court date, the bondsman will be eligible to recover his losses incurred due to your non-appearance based on the terms of the bail agreement.

As soon as the case is resolved, the bondsman will typically return the collateral in five working days, or according to the terms agreed upon.

Find a Licensed, Professional Bail Bond Agent

Sportsmans Bail Bonds is ready to serve you with over 20 years of trustworthy, confidential service in Utah bail bonds. Trustworthy, reliable, confidential. Our agents are available 24/7 to help you get back on track, even on holidays. When you work with Sportsmans, you get the best bail bond service in Utah. You can count on us.

For more information about Bail Collateral, visit the AboutBail article here.

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Will I Need Collateral On My Bond?

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Bail amounts can often be quite expensive. Since paying the full bail amount can be a challenge, most people will usually hire a bail agent. When a person hires a bail agent, the agent agrees to post their bond in exchange for a 10-15% commission. As a way of ensuring your promise to appear in court, the bail agent may also ask you to sign over collateral.

What is Bail Collateral?

Collateral is a form of property like a house, a car, jewelry or even art that helps guarantee the defendant will show up for court. If the defendant does not appear in court, the bail agent can take them back to jail and they can lose any collateral that was signed over.

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As long as the defendant agrees to the terms set by the bail agent and shows up for all their court dates, they shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Regardless of whether the defendant is found innocent or guilty, the bond is exonerated once the trial is over.

Find a Licensed, Professional Bail Bond Agent

Sportsmans Bail Bonds is ready to serve you with over 20 years of trustworthy, confidential service in Utah bail bonds. Trustworthy, reliable, confidential. Our agents are available 24/7 to help you get back on track, even on holidays. When you work with Sportsmans, you get the best bail bond service in Utah. You can count on us.

For more information about Bail Collateral, visit the AboutBail article here.

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History of Bail Bonds

Bail Bonds in the 13th Century

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The idea of using money and other collateral assets in order to release someone booked in jail before their trial dates back to England in the 13th Century.

Using a system of bail bonds enabled people of all classes in society, the rich, middle, and poor, to have better chances of receiving bail when accused of a crime.

Previously, the ones who had enough money and property value were able to secure a temporary release before their trial. Individuals began to commercialize the system when they realized they could offer the security amount to the court with extra fees attached to the defendant and therefore make a profit.

Bail Bonds in the United States

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For the United States, Bail Bonds have been around since our Founding Fathers. In fact, the 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail and excessive fines.

Bail Bonds Today

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Today, companies like Sportsmans Bail Bonds offer incredibly valuable services for individuals required to appear in court. Those who are financially unable to pay all the funds set by the court are able to qualify by paying only a percentage of the funds to a bondsman, while the bail bonds company pays the rest.

Find a Licensed, Professional Bail Bond Agent

Sportsmans Bail Bonds is ready to serve you with over 20 years of trustworthy, confidential service in Utah bail bonds. Our agents pull out all the stops to help you get back on track. Trustworthy, reliable, confidential. When you work with Sportsmans, you get the best bail bond service in Utah. You can count on us.

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Our Utah Bail Bond Agents

Hi everybody! We’ve added several bail bond agents to our Agents page over the past few months. Let’s introduce them 🙂

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Christie Peterson

Christie is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. She will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Christie covers all of Salt Lake City personally. CALL Christie right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Salt Lake City Metro Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Thad Ellis

Thad is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. He will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Thad covers all of Utah County personally. CALL Thad right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Utah County jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Austin Jenkins

Austin Jenkins Bail Bondsman Agent Utah Salt Lake CountyAustin is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. He will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Austin covers all of Salt Lake County personally. CALL Austin right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Salt Lake County jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.

 

 


Tom and Pam Brereton

Tom & Pam are professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsmen. They will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Tom & Pam cover all of Carbon County and Emery County personally. CALL Tom & Pam right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Carbon County & Emery County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Cameron

Cameron Bail Bondsman Agent UtahCameron is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. He will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Cameron covers Millard County, Piute County, Sevier County and Wayne County personally. CALL Cameron right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of Millard County Jail, Piute County Jail, Sevier County Jail, and Wayne County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Star and Damon

Star & Damon are professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsmen. They will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Star & Damon cover all of Garfield County and Iron County personally. CALL Star & Damon right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Garfield County Jail and Iron County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Stacy

Stacy Bail Bonds AgentStacy is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. She will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Stacy covers all of Grand County and San Juan County personally. CALL Stacy right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of Grand County Jail and San Juan County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.

 


Andrew

Andrew is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. He will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Andrew covers all of Garfield County and Iron County personally. CALL Andrew right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Garfield County Jail and Iron County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


LaRue

LaRue is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. She will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! LaRue covers all of Kane County, Summit County and Wasatch County personally. CALL LaRue right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Kane County Jail, Summit County Jail and Wasatch County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Mark

Mark is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. He will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Mark covers all of Box Elder County, Davis County and Weber County personally. CALL Mark right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Box Elder County Jail, Davis County Jail and Weber County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Matt & Jody

Matt & Jody are professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsmen. They will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Matt & Jody cover all of Sanpete County personally. CALL Matt & Jody right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Sanpete County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Pam & Jay

Pam & Jay are professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsmen. They will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Pam & Jay cover all of Juab County and Sanpete County personally. CALL Pam & Jay right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Juab County Jail and Sanpete County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Dwight

Dwight is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. He will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Dwight covers all of Cache County personally. CALL Dwight right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of Cache County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Robin Banks

Robin is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. She will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Robin covers all of Duchesne County personally. CALL Robin right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Duchesne County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Robin Lopez

Robin is a Spanish speaking, professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. She will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Robin covers all of Salt Lake County personally. CALL Robin right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Salt Lake County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.


Mandy

Mandy is a professional, licensed and experienced bail bondsman. She will work above and beyond to guarantee your freedom leaving our customers feeling like a part of the family! Mandy covers all of Washington County including St. George and Tooele County personally. CALL Mandy right now in order to get information on your loved one, and find out how we can help them. GET OUT of the Washington County Jail and Tooele County Jail fast! We accept cash or credit cards.

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Don’t Spend Christmas in Jail!

Don’t Spend Christmas in Jail

Christmas and the Holidays are right around the corner, and you don’t want to spend it in jail. Most people are finishing up any last minute shopping, attending school Christmas plays, drinking hot cocoa by the fireplace, and more importantly, spending time with family and friends.

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Bail Bonds and the Holiday Spirit

Everyone needs some Christmas spirit this time of year. Don’t let the one you love spend their Christmas holiday in jail. It’s nothing short of awful, being alone during the holiday season in a prison cell. According to an article from Dazed, for most inmates, Christmas is just another day to mark off on the calendar. Interestingly enough, even some correctional officers and officials consider Christmas to be just as plain as any other day.

Making the day a cheerful celebration is up to the inmates. They can either choose to make the day special or consider it to be part of their regular week. While it’s certainly not as special as spending the holidays in your home, by working together, inmates and staff can add to the Christmas spirit.

Get out of Jail and Spend Christmas at home

Don’t let your loved one spend the Christmas holiday in Jail. Call Sportsmans Bail Bonds at (801) 262-6060 for fast and easy service. You can also chat with us directly on Facebook! We have agents on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Bail Bonds Utah County

Best Bail Bonds Utah County

Sportsmans Bail Bonds have agents ready to help you 24/7 in Utah County. Have a loved one in the Utah county jail? Have no fear! Here at Sportsmans Bail Bonds, our agents take great pride in helping you get your loved one out of jail as fast as possible. That’s why we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Map of Utah County in Utah. Bail bonds Utah county picture.

Inmate lookup in the Utah County Jail

There are a couple options you have for getting information on an inmate. The first one is to use our inmate lookup tool to search the Utah County Jail. After clicking on Utah County Jail, you can search for an inmate by name or by arrest date. Information provided includes arrest date, date and time booked into jail, the inmate’s height, weight, eye and hair color, and bail amount. However, information provided from the inmate lookup tool may not always be up-to-date. Even still, information about an arrest with bail amounts and jail location can sometimes take hours to be processed online for the public to view. Thankfully, there’s another option . . .

How to bail an inmate out of jail

You can call Sportsmans Bail Bonds at (801) 623-6877 or message us directly on Facebook and we will get you more detailed and up-to-date information about your loved one so you know what it will take to bail him out of the Utah County Jail as soon as possible.

Got any questions? Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns that you might have. You can also check out our FAQ page for some common questions we receive.

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County Jail Inmate Search Tool

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Our Bail Bond Utah Company

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Sportsmans Bail Bonds is here to help you. Regardless of your situation.

Our goal is to help you get your loved one out of jail fast, at the cheapest rate possible. We understand the emergencies that come with ensuring your loved one is safe and out of jail at any time. Day or night. That’s why we made the decision starting our company that we were going to be available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day including holidays.
We’re also here to look up the jail and charge information to provide you with over the phone. Worried about confidentiality? We only request the exact information we need, and we guarantee it is only used for securing the release of your loved one.

Need a Bail Bondsman in Utah?

You’ll get licensed counsel from expert bail bondsmen in Utah. With 20+ years serving customers, you can rest assured you’re getting the best service anywhere in the state. We offer bail bonds in Utah County, Salt Lake City, Carbon & Emery County, Davis County, and more. 

Check out our other Resources

Inmate Lookup – This Inmate Lookup Tool is great for a Utah Warrant Search.  When you are trying to search for a specific person at the Salt Lake County Jail, Utah County Jail, Davis County Jail, or any other county jail in Utah you can use this list of counties in Utah to help you find the person you are looking for fast. Use our Salt Lake inmate search tool today to see just how quick and easy it is.
List of Utah Courts – We have a list of all Utah Courts. Here you can find court phone numbers, addresses, and other information available for you so you never have to lose contact or miss a court date. Click the links below to get more information about the Courts in your desired area.
List of Utah Jails – We have bail bond agents available to help throughout the Utah Valley. Below you’ll see a list of jails in Utah with addresses and phone numbers for your reference.
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What Is A Cash Only Bail?

Cash Only Bail

A cash only “bail” means it can’t be bonded. In other words, the Judge has required you to pay the full amount of the bail directly to the court rather than paying only a fraction of that to a bondsman.

Let’s say the judge sets your bail at $1,000 bond-able. In theory, you can run to a bail bondsman and only pay around 10% of that (which is $100) and the bondsman will sign a contract with the jail saying they will make sure the defendant appears or they will pay the remaining balance. This works most of the time.

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What does cash-only bail mean?

Now let’s say the judge sets your bail at $1,000 Cash Only. It means the judge does not want you going to a bail bondsman. And doesn’t want the bondsman to sign a contract for this one. They want you to pay the total amount up-front to the court. Usually, this is an effort to make it more difficult for someone to be bailed out.

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Why is Sportsmans Bail Bonds Open 24 Hours in Salt Lake City or Anywhere in Utah?

Sportsmans Bail Bonds is open 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week. There are unique business challenges that come with ensuring your business is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Yet, we understand the emergencies that come with ensuring your loved one is safe and out of jail at any time of the day or night. That’s why we made the decision starting our company that we were going to be available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day including holidays.

Sportsmans Bail Bonds is open 24 hours Salt Lake Ciy, Davis County, Utah County, Washington County, etc. Our Bondsman Get you out of jail fast.

Can I Call a Bail Bondsman After Business Hours?

It is very common for us to get a phone call at 2:30 in the morning with a desperate client on the other end trying to understand what his or her options are to bail someone out. Often times, after they come in to complete the process, they end with, “I can’t tell you how thankful I am that you guys are open 24/7. I called 3 other bail bond companies and they all went to voice-mail.”

Who Do I Call In Order To Get Someone Out of Jail?

When you have to get someone out fast at any hour of the day or night, we will be here for you. Just call (801) 262-6060 or you can Message us on Facebook!