What is a Bail Bond?
A Bail Bond is a type of surety bond provided by a surety bond company through a bail agent or Bail Bondsman that secures the release of a defendant from jail.
There are two types of Bail Bonds:
- Criminal Bail Bonds
- Civil Bail Bonds
How Do I Get A Bail Bond?
There are three main ways a person can be released from custody:
- The defendant can use a bondsman from Bad Boys Bail Bonds Utah.
- The defendant can post cash for the full amount of the bond with the court or jail.
- And lastly the judge can decide to let the defendant go on their own recognizance which means the defendant agrees in writing to arrive for their court date.
Will I Receive My Money Back After the Case Concludes?
There are a few exceptions where you get your bail bond amount back, but you do not get your premium back that you paid to the bonding office. In the state of Utah, bail bondsman are required to charge a nonrefundable minimum of 10% and a maximum of 20%. This fee is what allowed the defendant to get out of jail and is fully earned once the defendant is out of custody.
What Should I Know Before I Contact a Utah Bail Agent?
Getting mixed up with legal trouble can be scary and confusing especially if you are not sure of how to post bail to get out. Bad Boys Bail Bonds Utah is able to assist in posting bails, navigating the bail system, and help your loved ones figure out what they need to even begin.
For starters, Bad Boys Bail Bonds Utah need to know specific information before they can start the process. They must know:
- Where is the person in custody? (This specifically means city, state, and location of the facility).
- What is the full name and booking number of person in jail? The Bad Boys Bail Bonds Utah will need this information in order to contact the jail. They can obtain the booking number if you forgot or if it was not available
- How much is the bail? The Bad Boys Bail Bonds Utah will get this information when they contact the jail if you do not have it. Once the bondsman have the bail amount, they will be able to tell you the cost and requirements to release the defendant from custody.
Can The Defendant Leave The State Or The Country While On Bond?
If the defendant plans to leave the country, they must get permission from the bonding office in writing beforehand. If the court has given the defendant direct instruction not to leave the country, then they must additionally get written consent from the courts. Otherwise, the defendant risks arrest.
What Types of Collateral Are Acceptable?
There are several types of collateral that bail agencies will accept. The overall idea is anything of great value like the following:
- Stocks or Bonds
- Valuable Jewelry
- Credit Cards
- Cars in good condition
- Bank accounts
How long will it take a bail agent to post my bond?
In Salt Lake ADC and the Purgatory jail in St George it usually takes around 2 hours for you to be booked (sometimes a little shorter or longer depending on the how busy). Once the bond is posted the jail says it takes 2-8 hours for their release but the average time is 4 hours. (This is also is determined by how busy they are)
All the other jails in Utah it usually take 45 minutes to an hour to be booked and about the same to be released after the bail is posted. (The paperwork process once they meet us is usually 20 minutes from start until we post the bond then it is up to the jail for the rest of the time)