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Frequently Asked Questions About Bail Bonds

It is common for people to not know what to expect regarding bail bonds until they or a loved one is arrested.  As such, they often ask the same questions about bail, the bonding process, how to get in touch with a bail bondsman, and the associated costs. Here, we attempt to provide answers to FAQs for bail bonds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the bail bond process work?

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How do I get a bail bond?

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Do I Get My Money Back After The Case Is Over?

There are a few exceptions to this but you do not get your premium back that you paid to the bonding office. This fee is what allowed the defendant to get out of jail and is fully earned once the defendant is out of custody. For example, if the defendant gets rearrested a week later you get no portion nor a refund of any money. If the bondsman fails to live up to his end of the contract then and only then you may be entitled to a refund of some kind.

What should I know before contacting a bail bongs agent?

There is certail information that a bail bonds agent will need in order to help you:

  • Where is the person in custody? (Make sure that you ask the person in custody where they are located including the city, state, and name of jail.
  • What is the full name and booking number of the person in jail. The bail bonds agent will need this information in order to contact the jail. The bail agent can get the booking numberfor you if you forgot or if it was not available.
  • How much is the bail? The bail bond agent will get this information when they contact the jail if you do not have it. With the bail amount, the bail bond agent can toll you the amount it will cost to post a bond and requirements to get the person out of jail.

What If I Think The Defendant Is Not Going To Show Up For Court After I Have {osted The Bond?

There are options. Contact the bondsman as soon as possible, Your bondsman can discuss your options with you in full detail.

Can The Defendant Leave The State Or Country While On Bond?

You will have to get permission from the bonding office in writing before attempting to do so. If the court has given you direct instructions not to leave the state or country you must then gert permission from the bail agent and the court before leaving. Otherwise you are subject to arrest.

Can A Bail Agent Discount The Fees On The Premium?

No. Bail Agents in Virginia are regulated, and must charge 10%.

What Happens If The Defendant Gets Re-arrested While Out On Bond?

Once the defendant is back in custody the bond can be surrendered and your liability will be terminated. There are a few problems here: if you decide to surrender the bond you will lose the premium that was paid, and if you decide to get the defendant out on bond again, you will now have to post two new bonds and pay the premium on both bonds again.

Why Should You Hire Henrico Bail Bonding To Get Your Loved One Out Of Jail?

Henrico Bail Bonding has been in business for over 60 years. and is Richmond's top rated bail bonds company. After getting over 40,000 people out of jail Henrico Bail Bonding understands that having to get a loved one out of jail can be an unnerving experience. Stokes McCune , owner of Henrico Bail Bonding, and the agents of Henrico Bail Bonding strive to make a difficult situation as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. CALL US TODAY 804-356-1093

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