1 EAST COAST BAIL BONDS
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- CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL BONDS
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1 East Coast Bail Bonds is committed to professionalism, integrity and honesty. We will go above and beyond to make sure all of your needs are met during the bonding process.
Prompt and courteous service is our guarantee.
With 20 years of experience in the bail industry, we are able to offer bonding services in the city, county, state and federal courts. Out of state bonds are our speciality. We truly mean any bond, anytime, anywhere.
HOW BAIL BONDS WORK
The bail bond is a contract between the bail agent (bail bondsman) the courts and the person posting the bail (co-signer). The bail bondsman as well as the co-signers are the people who are responsible for the defendant showing up for all their court appearances.
Money, in the form of a bond, is required by the court as an incentive to keep the defendant from fleeing once released. The bail agent charges a fee for the posting of this bond. Collateral is sometimes required to ensure that the bond is secure, and the bail agent is indemnified against loss in the event that the defendant fails to appear.
The amount of bail is set by the court and is dependent on the severity of the crime as well as how much of a flight risk the defendant is deemed.
The bail bondsman provides a guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in court when summoned by the judge on all appearances until final disposition. The defendant will also have to check in regularly with the bail bondsman as a condition of his or her release.
If the defendant fails to check in, and the bail bondsman or the co-signer are unable to locate the defendant, the co-signer is immediately responsible for the full amount of the bail. After the defendant is located and arrested by the bail agent, the co-signer is responsible for all of the bail agent’s expenses while looking for the defendant.
Defendants have the option of arranging for their bail through a bail bondsman or paying the court directly the full amount. When using a bail agent, the defendant provides collateral to the bail bondsman. The bail bondsman or bail bond company agent will then guarantee to pay the court if the defendant fails to appear, by posting a surety bail bond power of attorney with the jail or court.
After the defendant has completed all court appearances and the case is closed, the bail bond will be dissolved and any collateral given to the bail bondsman will be returned to the defendant or whoever posted the bond.
A co-signer always has the responsibility to ensure that the defendant appears in court as and when required on-time. The co-signer must know the whereabouts of the defendant at all times and must immediately notify the bail bondsman if the defendant has moved. This is very important because the collateral that the co-signer posted for the defendant is at risk if the defendant fails to appear.
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Bail Bonds FAQ’s
How long does it take to get out of jail?
The release time varies from about an hour to upwards of 24 hours. It’s safe to say that the busier the facility holding your loved one, the longer it will take to be released.
Why don’t I get my premium back?
The bond company posts a bond for the full amount of bail given. They are responsible for the defendant going to court. Bail premium is kept by the bonding agency for performing this service.
What do I need to post a bond?
Must be 18 years of age.
Have a valid ID.
Have an acceptable form of payment.
What is collateral?
Items that are considered good collateral:
Unencumbered Real Estate
Collateral is what is used by the bail bond agency to secure the bond posted for your loved one. Sometimes this may be just the signature of a good credited family member. On larger bonds, real estate or cash collateral may be required. In the case of real estate, a lien will be placed on the property by the bail bond company.
When do I get my collateral back?
Upon completion of the defendant’s court case, and the bond being discharged by the court. A copy of the discharge must be provided to the surety company by either the defendant or any of the signers.
Am I still liable for any unpaid balance on a bond once the defendant has gone to court?
Yes. All premiums have to be paid in full as payment plans are offered as a courtesy.
What happens if a person misses their court date? What should I do?
The first thing you should do is contact the bail bond company. Let us know and we will immediately call the court and get the necessary details. Procedurally what happens is very simple. The court issues a warrant for the defendant’s arrest. A failure to appear notice is sent to the bail bond agency, and the case is assigned to a fugitive recovery agent. It is very important that you work with them to handle your loved one’s case.
Remember, that as a signer, you are responsible for the defendant’s appearance in court. If the defendant fails to do so, you will be contacted by the bonding company to pay for the bond in full.
Call 1 East Coast Bail Bonds
Thank you for visiting 1 East Coast Bail Bonds. Our professional staff is on call 24 hours a day to assist your family member or loved one through the process of bond negotiation.
Please give us a call and explain your situation, and our experts will take the time to thoroughly explain your options and help you take the first step. We have two locations for your convenience.