How Bail Bonds Works

Not familiar with the Bail Bonds process? The below provides a brief explanation of the bail process and considerations when choosing a bail bondsman to work with.

The posting of a bail bond or surety bond is a contractual agreement between a Bail Bondsman and an individual or cosigner posting bail for a defendant. The Bail Bondsman’s role is to guarantee to the court that the defendant, if released from bail after an arrest will appear at all scheduled court dates.

In order for an individual or cosigner to make bail, collateral must be established to pay the court in the event that a defendant does not appear at their scheduled date. Forms of collateral may include personal property, a pre-authorized credit account, real estate or in some cases just a signature with standing ties in the community. At Ringgold Bail Bonds we can often set up a pre-authorization by phone and will always work with clients to determine the best options during this process.

For the Bail Bond service the person posting bail or cosigning will be required to pay a fee in the amount of 10% of the bail amount. Once a cosigner or defendant has been pre-approved for the bond amount, Ringgold Bail Bonds will generate all the necessary paperwork to initiate the bail bonds process. Once payment has been made and all paperwork has been signed and completed, the Bail Bondsman will immediately post bail for the defendant. The bail and release process can take anywhere from 3-48 hours. This time-frame depends on the location that the defendant is incarcerated as well as the current case load of the court, but at Ringgold Bail Bonds we will always work to get clients released as fast as possible

Other points of consideration when choosing a Bail Bondsman should include making sure that person is licensed in the applicable state and that they will be able to provide you with copies of all contracts, agreements, and an itemized receipt. A Bail Bondsman should also always be available to assist and answer all questions throughout the entire bail process.

For additional information on Bail Bonds or any questions about the Bail process or Ringgold Bail Bonds please call us at (918) 583-8000