A bail bond is a means of posting bail in exchange for a fee and collateral
A bail bond is a legal instrument designed to help an accused post bail and remain free pending a court case or hearing. In most cases a judge will determine the amount of bail required for an accused to remain free. An accused often has to rely on a bail bondsman to post bail in the form of a bail bond. All About Bail Bonds can help you with bail in Conroe TX, Liberty TX, Pearland TX or Tomball TX.
When someone is arrested it is often a family member of loved one who is tasked with providing bail. A judge normally decides the amount of bail based on a variety of factors. These would include the severity of the offence or crime, the accused past criminal record, ties to the community, flight risk and so on. Once bail is set it is up to the accused or someone who wants to help the accused to come up with the bail money or some form of security of equal amount.
If you don’t have enough cash, then a bail bondsman can help. A bail agent will charge a small fee and accept some collateral in exchange for posting bail. This is in the form of bail bond. Both the court and the bail agent can set conditions of bail. As long as the defendant or accused abides by the bail conditions the bail won’t be called. If the accused does not appear in court when required, the court will call bail bond and the bail agent will have to settle the full amount of the bail.
Once a bail bond is called the bail agent will collect on the collateral handed or signed over. I many cases a bail bondman will also employ a bounty hunter to track down the accused.