Bail bonds are useful legal instruments that can help to keep you out of jail while your case is heard. These instruments are designed around the system of bail. Bail means you can stay out of jail until you are convicted. This is a fair system since you may well be innocent in the first place. The system basically allows you to buy your freedom while your trial is pending or in progress. This means if you are a suspect in some serious matter you can deposit a cash amount or some acceptable collateral with the court in question in order to stay out of jail. If you then fail to appear in court for your hearing you will forfeit your bail. If you don’t have sufficient cash to meet your bail you can apply for a bail bond.
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A bail bond agent charges a non-refundable fee for issuing bail bonds. This is understandable as there are some costs and risks involved. If you jump bail the bondsman will be liable to settle your bail. Bail bonds are really surety bonds applied for the purpose of securing bail for an accused. In the case of bail bonds a third party (the bail bondsman or agent) agrees to stand surety for your bail of an accused. This privilege will cost you 10% of the bail amount. This 10% fee is not refundable even if you attend all your court sessions and you are acquitted.
The bail bondsmen will usually require some form of collateral from the accused or a relative of the accused. If a relative provides collateral to a bail bondsman and you skip bail, the bail bondman can then attach the collateral in question. However the matter does not end there. If you skip bail the authorities as well as the bail bondman (or his bounty hunter) will hunt you down and if you are caught you will face additional charges.