Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Q: What is bail?
- Q: When is bail set?
- Q: What is a bail bond?
- Q: What types of bonds are there?
- Q: Where can I obtain a bail bond?
- Q: What services do you provide?
- Q: How much does the service cost?
- Q: What is a premium?
- Q: Do you have payment plans?
- Q: Do you take credit cards?
- Q: Is the bail premium refundable?
- Q: Who is liable on the bond?
- Q: What is an indemnitor?
- Q: What is collateral?
- Q: Can you assist on an immigration bond (fianza de immigracion)?
- Q: What hours do you operate?
- Q: Where do you operate?
A: Bail is a deposit with the court or a promise to the court meant to secure the defendant’s presence at court.
A: After a person is arrested, he or she is brought before a magistrate. The magistrate sets release conditions, which may include a secured bond. The secured bond must be posted in cash or with a bail bond.
A: A financial guarantee that the defendant will appear in court. If the defendant does not appear in court, the court may order the bail bond forfeited. A forfeiture means that the bail agent and insurance company may become liable for the entire amount of the bond.
A: Secured, unsecured, and cash bonds are the common types. In addition, there are appeal bonds, purge bonds, extradition bonds, transfer bonds, and immigration bonds.
A: Here. Call us at 540-758-1000, and a licensed bail agent will review your situation, research the case against the defendant, and assist you will all of your bail bond needs.
A: Simply put, we get the defendant out of jail. After bail is set, we go to the court and post bond for the defendant and he or she is released. We promise the court that the defendant will appear and secure that promise with the bond.
A: Ten to fifteen percent of the total bond amount. As an example, if the secured bond is $50,000, the premium (cost) would be $5000 at least.
A: The premium is the non-refundable fee that is paid to a bail agent for the service of posting the bond.
A: Yes. It depends on the co-signors’ credit.
A: Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, debit and prepaid cards.
A: No. The bail premium is the fee that is charged by the bail agent for posting bond. It is not refundable.
A: The bondsman, the insurance company, and the indemnitors (or co-signors).
A: An indemnitor is a person who agrees to be liable for the bond amount, plus bond costs and apprehension costs, if the defendant does not appear in court and a forfeiture is ordered. Each person who co-signs the bond contract is usually liable for the entire amount of the bond. An indemnitor is also liable for bail bond costs if a defendant misses a court date.
A: Collateral is cash or property that is deposited with the bailbondsman to secure the amount of the bond and costs. Collateral is held until the bond is exonerated and all the premium is paid.
A: Yes. Please call 540-758-1000.
A: Because people are often arrested late at night, we are available twenty-four (24) hours a day to assist you. We can get your loved one out of jail within a few hours.
A: We are based in Southwest Virginia, and cover Roanoke, Salem, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Pulaski, Dublin, Botetourt, Radford, and surrounding areas. We can write bail bonds anywhere in Virginia.