Bail bond services in Katy, Humble, Pearland TX

Posted on: March 5th, 2017

All About Bail Bonds can post your bail in Conroe TX, Katy TX, Liberty TX, Tomball TX. Courts accept different forms of bail and bail bond is one of them. A bail agent can post a bail bond to secure a defendant’s release from custody, whist awaiting trial.

When a person is arrested on criminal charges he or she will be held in custody. However, the trial date will likely be sometime in the future and the court will agree to release the accused in exchange for bail. When determining the amount of bail the judge will consider several factors such as the severity of the charges, the accused ties to the community, flight risk and so on. Once bail is set the accused or a family member can either pay the bail directly or contact a bail agent. A bail agent can post a bail bond that the court will accept in lieu of bail. A bail agent charges a non-refundable fee of around 10% of the bail amount. The bail agent then assumes responsibility for the full bail amount.

A bail bond is a type of insurance.  It is intended to insure a defendant will stand trail and not skip bail. The bail bond is issued by a bail bondman and normally underwritten by an insurance company. A court accepts a bail bond as adequate collateral for the bail. Should the defendant or accused fail to appear in court, the bail bondman or insurance company will have to pay the bond to the court. The bail is forfeited and the bond agency will then have track down the accused and bring him or her to court. The bail agent will also attempt to recover assets from people who stood as surety for the bond.

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