What Does A Bail Bondsman Do? 

If you’re new to the bail bond process, especially if you’ve never posted bail before, you may have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions people have is about bail bondsmen. If you’ve found yourself asking “what does a bail bondsman do,” you’ve come to the right place. To answer that question, we’re going to take a closer look at the bail process. 

What Does a Bail Bondsman Do? 

The Arrest 

If you or someone you care about has been arrested the first thing that happens is the booking process. This is when the individual is taken into custody either to a jail or courthouse. Once there photos (mugshots) are taken of the defendant, a background check is run through a nationwide database and fingerprints are copied. Once this process is finished a judge will appoint the bail amount. This is when you can contact a bail bondsmen if you choose to hire one. If you choose to hire a bail bondsman you will typically pay 15% of the total cost of bail. While the bail bondsmen covers the rest. 

While Out On Bail 

After the defendant has been through the booking process and the bail amount is set a judge will appoint a court date. The court date is important because it is when the defendant will appear before a judge to have their case settled. The court date can be set as early as the next day or in some cases weeks or months later. While the defendant is out on bail and waiting for their court date their bail bondsmen will periodically check in with the defendant. They help ensure they will show up to their court date. During this time if the defendant chooses to skip court dates or violate their terms of bail the bail bondsmen may hire a bounty hunter. 

After the Case is Closed 

As long as the defendant appears in court during their appointed court dates and comply to their terms of bail the bail bondsmen’s job is done. Depending on your contract, the percentage you paid for the bail bond isn’t returned. Since that is typically considered the bail bondsman’s fee or cost of service. 

Contact Air Capital Bail Bonds Today! 

If you have questions about bail bonds or what a bail bondsmen does contact Air Capitol Bail Bonds today! Our team is made up of efficient and caring experts who can help you navigate the bail bond process. Contact us today to learn how we can help you! 

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