What is a bail bondsman?
A bail bondsman (or woman) are a person that puts their property up as surety to release an individual from jail. Most bondsman is insured through an insurance company as an insurance agent and will post a bail bond using the company as surety. You should ask to see the agent license before paying money to prevent fraud. Most states require the agent to be licensed.
What is a bail bond?
A bail bond is a financial guarantee posted on behalf of a defendant to guarantee their appearance in court. If the defendant does not appear, then the bond is forfeited and the bond must be paid to the court.
What is a co-signer or Indemnitor?
In order to post a bond, the bail agent will underwrite the bond and decide how much risk he is willing to take based on the defendant background, charges and company procedures. The majority of bonds will require an Indemnitor or co-singer to sign promising to pay the forfeiture if the bond is forfeited. Large or high risk bonds may require collateral.
What is collateral?
Collateral is used to guarantee the bail agent that the bond forfeiture will be paid on large or high risk bonds. Approved collateral for most bonds are real estate, cash or other cash instruments such as bank CD’s and securities.
When is the bond exonerated and I am no longer responsible?
The bond is exonerated or discharged after the case is disposed by court process. This mean when the defendant is found innocent, guilty, case dismissed or any other disposition discharging the case. Once we have written proof from the court the case is disposed, your liability is discharged and we will return any collateral posted usually within 2 weeks of the case disposition.
How much does a bond cost?
The bond premium or fee is typically 10% of the bond. For example, a $10,000 bond will typically cost $1000. Some states allow charges up to 15% and there may be jail or other bond fees. Each bond is unique and we will work with you to make the bond affordable. We have different payment plans to fit your needs with no finance charges. Please contact a live agent for details. 1-888-444-5546 toll free
Is the bond premium refundable?
Bond agencies have to pay fees, taxes and other costs when the bond is posted. The bond premium or fee is not refundable even if the case is dismissed. The premium is earned once posted.
How do I make payments?
You can make payments in person, online or by phone. We accept all major credit and debit cards. We will accept checks but will not post the bond until the check clears the bank. You can also transfer the money by western union, money gram and directly to our bank.
Mail payments to: A-Available Bail Bonding Company LLC.
PO Box 393
Greenville, SC 29602
By Phone: 1-866-444-5546 toll free
What is a transfer bond?
A transfer bond is a bond posted in an area that we normally don’t cover. We represent insurance companies that cover most states and counties in the US. That mean you can call on us to post a bond anywhere in the country. There are additional fees to post a transfer bond.
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What is bail?
When a person is arrested, the court will set bail to ensure the defendant appearance when called to court. There are typically 3 types of bail: Personal recognizance, property or cash and bail bond. Personal recognizance means a judge believe the defendant will appear in court based his/her word and will let the defendant sign his bond promising to come to court when called. If the judge needs an additional assurance, then the defendant family may need to post cash, property or use a bondsman to post a bail bond.