The paperwork takes approximately 15-30 minutes. The release time after the jail receives our paperwork is generally one hour or less for local police stations and 2-10 hours for larger county jails. Generally speaking, the larger the holding facility, the longer it takes.
A bail premium (the 10%) is the Bail Agent’s fee for posting the bond. This is spelled out in the contract that is executed at the time the bond is posted.
Of course, the Collateral will only be returned if there is no outstanding balance due on the Premium. Some court jurisdictions send written confirmation of the bond exoneration quickly, others are very behind and may require some research.
The bond will be ordered forfeited by the court and a bench warrant is issued for the person's arrest. The warrant will be entered in State and National locator systems and the fugitive may be apprehended. The Bail Agency will receive notice of the missed court appearance. The Bail Agency normally calls the person's home, work, and other references to try to find the fugitive and arrange a new court date. If these efforts are unsuccessful, the Agency may then search and employ apprehension specialists (a.k.a. Bounty Hunters) to arrest the fugitive. As the co-signer you want to convince the fugitive to return to court as soon as possible. If the defendant reappears in court without delay you will only be liable for a small failure to appear fee and possibly court costs. Typically, the longer the defendant delays making a new court date, the higher the fees will be. If we are unsuccessful, the court will demand the full amount of the bail.
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