What is a Bail Bondsman?

If you have a loved one who is in jail, you are probably trying to find a way to help them. A bail bondsman can assist you in getting the person out of jail until they have a trial. You must understand what they do and what your responsibilities will be throughout the process. Woodard Bonding provides bond services for people in Sumner County and the surrounding area.

Here’s how it works:

Making Bail

The court will decide the bond amount required for your loved one. Then, you will need to pay that bond fee to have them released from jail until their court date. Many times, the amount is considerably high and difficult for relatives to pay off immediately. A bail bondsman covers the bail with a bail bond. This is a guarantee that your loved one will attend court. If they fail to show up, their bond will be forfeited, and they will be remanded to jail.

When you contact a bondsman, they will ask you to pay a premium. This fee, which is usually around ten percent, is based on each case. Once you have paid the premium, they provide the guarantee to the court. The court then releases the person until their court date. This fee is nonrefundable. It doesn’t matter whether the person appears in court or not or whether they are found guilty or not guilty.

What Does a Bail Bondsman Do?

Besides providing the bond for the person, the bondsman also arranges for their release from jail. They will ask you certain questions about the person in jail, such as their name and the charge against them. They will take care of the arrangements to have the person released. Afterward, they contact the family or person who paid the premium once the arrangements have been made.

It can be helpful to have a bondsman take care of bonding your loved one out of jail since they are experienced in this type of issue. You may be dealing with the stress of the situation and taking care of other matters to help your loved one. A bondsman can make the process of getting them released much easier.

If your loved one fails to appear in court after being bonded out, the bondsman will have a second role. They will search for your loved one. Once they are found, the bondsman will bring them to jail where they will stay until the trial is over. If they don’t apprehend the person, they will forfeit their bond, which you will be required to pay.

Choose the Right Bondsman

When selecting a bond company to get someone released from jail, you want someone available whenever the need arises. You don’t want your friend or family member to spend any more time in jail than necessary.

Woodard Bonding provides services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have been in operation since 1972, and we always have at least one staff member on duty to respond to calls. To learn more about our bonding company, contact Woodard Bonding Company with any questions you may have.