What does it cost to obtain a bail bond?
The cost of a bail bond is 15%; which again, is required by Nevada law. There are occasions, however, where we issue our customers a percentage of credit in an effort to work with them through their economic hardships
What should be done if an individual misses a court date?
If an individual misses court for any reason, you must contact us immediately. We have valuable information which, most of the time, will allow you to get your bail bond reinstated. It is our objective to keep you out of jail and on bail throughout your entire court proceedings.
How will I know when the terms of my bail bond are over?
Upon completion of your case, the judge will “exonerate” your bail bond in open court. At this point, the bail bond is no longer active.
How Long Does It Take to Process a Bail in Las Vegas?
The paper involved in processing a bail bond typically takes 15-30 minutes. The time of release from the jail can vary from 3-12 hours depending on the local police station and as well the booking process. Our agents are available 24hrs a day 7 days a week to answer all your questions or concerns about the bail process.
What Happens When The Defendant Does Not Appear To their court date?
The court will issue a bench warrant for the person’s arrest. Depending on the jurisdiction of the state or county the court can authorize the bail agency to have authority to arrest the individual as well. Many times a bail agency will hire a bounty hunter for the apprehension of the fugitive. It is important to notify the bail agency and the courts if you are not able to make it to court to try to prevent further legal action.
What Are The Types of Bail in Las Vegas?
Property Bond – is when the accused person is required to pledge real property for the bail amount to ensure collateral. If the defendant does not appear to court the state can then levy or force a foreclosure on the property to help recover the bail amount. Cash Bond – cash only bail is when cash is given to the Court to post the bail amount required. The Court will typically hold this money until the defendant arrives on the scheduled court date. The cash is returned upon appearance on the court date required to his guarantor. Surety Bond – when a person cannot afford the total bail amount and requires a 3rd party or a bail bond agency to secure a bail.
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond essentially acts as an insurance policy whereby the bail bond company guarantees to the court that the person obtaining the bail bond will make all of their required appearances. If the individual appears in court as ordered, then the bail bond is never in jeopardy. However, if the individual fails to appear, the bail bond company is notified of this by the court. At that time, the bail bond company must surrender that individual back into custody. If the bail bond company fails to surrender that person back into custody, then they are forced to pay the entire amount of the bail bond to the court.
What is Collateral?
The Simple Answer:
Usually not needed, but on some occasions, collateral is security you put up that can be liquidated, or cashed in, if the defendant does not show up and the bail company has to pay the court the amount of the bail bond.
The Full Answer:
If the defendant were not to show up in court, the bail company has 6 months to get the defendant “right with the system” or they have to pay the value of the bond. That could get expensive pretty quick, so bail companies will sometimes take collateral to secure a defendant’s presence in court. Suppose someone doesn’t show in court and the bail company can’t find them, in 6 months the bail company will liquidate any collateral in order to pay the courts the face value of the bond, on the other hand, once a defendant’s business with the court is over and the bail bond is exonerated, all collateral is 100% refundable. Cash, Real Estate, Stocks & Bonds, Life Insurance Policies and vehicles are all acceptable forms of collateral.
Can I Get My Money Back?
In Las Vegas, and the rest of Nevada, the bail bonds company charges 15%, no more, no less, that fee is non-refundable, you do not get that back, if you posted cash bail, that is, you did not use a bail bondsmen, you went directly to the jail and posted the full amount of the bail, you WILL get that money back about 90 days after the person you bailed clears everything up with the court. You may have posted cash as collateral with the bail bonds, assuming the person you bailed clears everything up, you will get that money back.