We all make mistakes in life. Being arrested is not the end of the world. If you are arrested for a crime you’ve committed, you have a chance to live in your home before your court dates, not in a jail cell. Most criminal cases allow the defendant to post bail; a sum of money to secure your release from the holding facility before the trial takes place. A bail bond is a guarantee to the court that you will appear for your trial. After you appear, the money is then returned to you. Otherwise, the court keeps the money if you fail to appear.
How to Receive a Bail Bond
Following an arrest, you’re typically given one phone call. Most will call their family or attorney. If that’s the case, you can ask either one to contact a bail bond agency in the area. When securing a bail bond, you will be charged a fee usually between 10 and 20% of the total bail amount. A bail bondsman will handle the rest of the money. If the defendant does not appear in court, the bail bondsman tracks down the accused and brings them to court to avoid losing their investment.
It takes just one phone call. Most bail bond agencies are open 24/7 to provide relief to the community. You’ll need to know the defendant’s name, their charges, and their case number when calling.
Bail Bond Collateral
If you are unable to pay the monetary fee for bail bond services, then you can offer up collateral. The collateral you offer varies between agencies, but most accept:
- Vehicles with titles
If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law and require 24-hour bail bond services, call Teton Bail Bonds. We’re here day or night, serving both Idaho and Wyoming, with expert bail bond services. Give us a call at 208-456-4357 (Idaho) or 307-413-6809 (Wyoming).