When someone is arrested for a crime, they are normally held in jail until their court date unless the judge agrees to release them on bail. Bail is a set amount of money that is held until the accused’s court date. Since many defendants cannot come up with this sum of money out of their own pockets, they have hire the services of a bail bondsman.
A bail bondsman’s job is to pay a defendant’s bail with a surety bond, ensuring that the defendant can be released from jail. The bondsman charges a fee for this service, usually a percentage of the bail. The bond is paid back to the bondsman after all the proceedings and trial dates surrounding the defendant are over, and the bondsman keeps the fee paid to them as payment.
On the other hand, if the defendant does not appear for their court date, the … Read More