and Regulations vary from county to county &
state to state for the Bail Bonds Industry. Each state and county
has its own Bail Bond Board.
You will need to provide collateral. Collateral usually involves
the signing of a promissory note and indemnity agreement. If you
are using property as collateral then filing a property lien or
using cash, jewelry or anything else of value is typically involved.
Collateral is sometimes required to guarantee that the defendant
will appear. Collateral is released once the case is adjudicated
When posting bail bonds, you are not responsible for the defendant's
fines or court costs but you should be aware that all fines and
court costs levied by the court will be assessed from the cash posted.
If the defendant is deemed to be a flight risk and you attempt to
return them to jail on your own, you will be exposing yourself to
possible criminal charges. Also, the police or other law enforcement
agency will not assist you in the return of the defendant - the
defendent must return on his or her own.
If the defendant does not appear for his or her appointed court
date, the judge will order that the full amount of the bond be taken.
Posting a surety bond with a bail bond company ensures the defendant’s
appearance in court. If the defendant fails to appear, the bail
bond company has the authority to apprehend this person and place
them into custody which protects the bail bond company, plus the
co-signers on the bond.