Misconceptions About Bail Bonding Services

When a person has been arrested, a bail bonding service can be an important tool in helping them to leave jail while their legal proceedings are ongoing. 

Misconception: A Bail Bond Can Be Difficult To Get If You Have Back Credit

There are many individuals that will be under the impression that their ability to get a bail bond will be heavily influenced by their credit rating. This can lead to those that have poor credit failing to consider this as an option. Fortunately, a person's credit history and score will not be evaluated during the bail bonding process.

Misconception: A Bail Bond Will Be Extremely Expensive

Individuals can also be guilty of greatly overestimating the costs that they will have to pay for their bail bond. While these services will charge a fee to provide this bond to their clients, their fees will often be a modest amount. Typically, the cost of these bonds will be based on the total amount of bail that is needed. Furthermore, many local jurisdictions will have rules in place that limit the fees that bail bonding services will be able to charge.

Misconception: Bail Bonding Services Will Be Slow

Concerns about the amount of time that it will take for the bail bonding service to approve the bond and to send it to the jail can be another issue that individuals may face. Luckily, these services will actually be extremely quick when it comes to processing these bonds. In most cases, a person will be able to get a bail bond within a matter of hours. However, the amount of time that it takes the jail and courts to process the receipt of the bail bond can vary. In some cases, a person may find that it could take several more hours for the jail to process the bond so that the defendant can be released.

Misconception: It Is Difficult To Get The Collateral Returned

As part of the process of applying for a bail bond, you will have to submit collateral. Not surprisingly, some individuals will assume that this will be a complicated process. In reality, there is little that a person will have to do as the bail bonding service will typically not physically hold the collateral. Rather, the collateral will be signed over to the bail bonding service so that a lien can be placed on it. In the event that the terms of the bail are violated, the bonding service will collect it.

Contact a local bail bondsman to learn more.