The legal process can take a good amount of time to proceed. For instance, if accused of a crime, the prosecution requires time to collect evidence before the case is brought to trial. To prevent a significant impact on the life of the accused, the United States uses the process of posting bail. When choosing to use a bail bond agent, knowing the information can allow you to decide if it’s right for you.
Bail bond agents allow people the opportunity to post bail, even when they don’t have the funds fully available. Typically bail bonding services will only charge people between 10 to 20% of their total bail cost.
However, they also require some form of collateral, such as a car, your home, or any other high-value asset.
When agreeing to use a bail bond agent, you’re agreeing to return to court on your assigned date. Failure to do so can result in severe financial repercussions, as well as the confiscation of your collateral. It’s imperative to follow through with the court proceedings and to follow the guidelines set by the bail bond agent to avoid incidents.
For additional information on using a bail bond agent, please review the attached video.