What Is A Bail Bond?

What is a Bail Bond?
When you have been arrested, a bond allows you to be released from jail rather than remain incarcerated until your court date. If you do not have the full bail amount to get released from jail, you have the option to pay a bail bond company like Ajua Bail Bonds, a percentage of the full-required bail amount so that you can be released until your court date.


How much will it cost to get out of jail?
It is impossible to determine exactly what it will cost to get out of jail, unless the defendant has had a specific bond amount set by a judge and a bail bond agent has been selected. Depending on the offense and the nature of the judge, a typical bail bond may be as low as a few hundred dollars, or as high as tens of thousands.


Bail bonds secure a person’s appearance at their next court date. A judge will typically set a third party bond, which means a third party (i.e. someone other than the defendant) will pay a bail bonding company to post the bond. The full amount is only required to be paid if the defendant does not appear on their court date.


Will a bail bondsman help me if my loved one is arrested at night?
Yes, Ajua Bail Bonds is open around the clock and are always on-call. If you think about it, this makes perfect sense. More crimes are committed at night time and the crimes tend to be more serious. If your loved one has been arrested and it is late at night or early in the morning, call Ajua Bail Bonds.


What is a bond hearing?
A bond hearing is where a judge or magistrate determines the bond (i.e. the amount of money to be posted) for the release of the jailed defendant. It may either be a hearing where the defendant appears via television monitor, or it may be a hearing that takes place after a bond motion is filed. When an attorney files a bond motion, the defendant will typically be brought to the court to appear before the judge.


What if I miss a court date after a bond hearing?
The reason bail bonds exist is to ensure that the defendant will not miss a court date. Therefore, a person who is bailed out and then subsequently misses the court date may have to pay the full amount of the bond, as opposed to only 10%. Unless there is a very good reason, it will usually also result in an additional criminal charge and additional jail time and/or fines.


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