The amount of cash that a judge chooses in court for a defendant’s release is called bail.
If you can’t pay for bail on your own, you can get a bail bond from an insurance contract with a bail bond company to give the court the full payment if the defendant doesn’t go to court.
Small misdemeanors typically have a set amount of money required for bail that can be posted right after the booking process.
However, bail for serious offenses must be decided by a judge in court which can be longer.
A defendant waits in jail until their trials if they can’t pay for bail.
However, it preferable to get a bail bond agent.
For bail agents in Ohio, it only costs 10% of the total bail amount to pay for their premium.
After you pay for premium, a bail bond agent posts the bail bond for you to free the defendant from custody.
A bail bond agent allows a defendant freedom at a fraction of the actual cost.
A bail bond company in Ohio require 10% premium and can offer payment plans for you rather than paying for the bail amount in full on your own.
A bail bond agent will require the defendant’s entire name and when they were born, the name and location of the jail, their booking number and what the charges are, and the cost for the bond.
It really depends on the cost of the bond along with how serious the charges are to determine if you need to put collateral down.
Premium and collateral typically are given in the form of money or property.
Collateral guarantees that the defendant will be in their trials.
It is like a loan, but it is more similar to an insurance policy.
Instead of paying the portion of the bail’s cost, we take liability of the entire amount by promising the court that we will pay if the defendant doesn’t appear in court when needed.
Bail agents are available any day and at any time.
If the defendant doesn’t go to court because of a mistake, then the lawyer or a bail agent can make a way to bring the defendant to court.
For instance, a court will understand if you are unable to go to court due to sickness, traffic, etc.
Our company is trustworthy because you can ask about our license status with the Ohio Department of Insurance.