First, it is important to know how bail works. Bail is the amount of money, set by a judge that is paid to court as a guarantee that the accused person will return for all of his subsequent court dates. To receive that money back, the person must show up for those dates. In movies and television shows, you have probably watched courtroom scenes in which the judge proclaims that, “Bail is set at $150,000.” The next scene shows the defendant free and walking around town. Do you ever wonder how he came up with all of that money to get out of jail?
A lot of people who cannot provide bail money must stay in jail until their trial. This can be financially difficult as the person is unable to work and is cut off from their life. If a person does not have the funds to pay bail, that’s when they come to us.
By reaching out to Icon Bail Bonds, you are receiving professional advice and assistance from a licensed bond agency that is experienced in the procedures. We can answer questions and relieve your anxiety about the process. All of our fees are discussed in advance and we encourage you read everything thoroughly before signing. We have no hidden fees or charges.
When we provide the bond for release of the defendant, he or she must agree to attend all future court appearances. This is a critical part of our agreement. Failure to do so will result in a referral to a bail enforcement agent and additional charges.
Not everyone is eligible for bail. Most people who are not at risk of skipping town and running away from their responsibility to the court will receive the option of paying the bail amount. While it can be paid in cash or at times with a lien on property, a bail bond provides an immediate solution with 0% down OAC, in most cases.
In order to provide services to the person being held, the bail bondsman will require information. If you are seeking help for another person, obtain this information in advance to facilitate the process. We generally require the person’s full, legal name; date of birth; county, city, state of holding facility; booking number; and charges the person is currently facing. We may require additional information about history of prior arrests, personal history, residency, or work status. Please be prepared for the most efficient consultation and to move the process along quickly.