When you come to a Utah bail bonds agency, it’s because you’re looking to get someone out of jail as quickly as you can. Your bail bond agent is well aware of the urgency of the situation and is skilled in bailing out prisoners as soon as possible according to the processing protocols of the jail and the court that is setting the bail. However, as part of approving a bail bond for you, expect the agent to ask you some questions to obtain the necessary information to help your loved one quickly and to minimize the agency’s risk.
What Questions Do Bail Bond Agents Ask?
Because every case is different, there’s no standard checklist of questions. Here are some examples of the types of questions your bail bond agent will probably ask you, among others.
How are you associated with the defendant?
Most people seeking a bail bond are family members of defendants. Families typically are the people most committed to making sure the person on bail shows up for court, as required. Therefore, when a non-family member, such as a friend, employer, or someone else wants to obtain a bond for a prisoner, the Utah bail bonds agent will ask additional questions as part of the bond approval process.
Where is your loved one being held in jail?
If a friend or loved one calls you from jail and asks you to bail them out, first, get the essential information from him or her that you will need for the bail bond agent. Ask which of the Utah jails he/she is being held in. You’ll need to know the police jurisdiction in which the arrest was made or at least the county in order for a bail bond agency to help you obtain a bail bond and get the person released.
On what date was the person arrested?
The bail bond agent needs to know when your loved one was arrested. Most people who are arrested bail out of jail as quickly as possible. So, if the person has remained in jail for days or weeks, the bond agents can be expected to ask about the reason(s) why the person hasn’t been bailed out yet. A delay may indicate added risk to the bond agency. For example, if no one has been willing to take responsibility for obtaining a bail bond, the defendant may be viewed as having a higher risk of failure to appear in court.
How will you pay the bail bond fee?
Getting a bail bond is a large cash commitment for the person obtaining the bond. If someone has in mind to pay a small amount of down payment, the bail bondsman will probably ask questions. These are to help understand the person’s financial stability and the likelihood of paying the bond fee in full because the arrangement will present a higher risk for the bail bond company and a lower risk for the person obtaining the bond.
Obtaining a Bail Bond in Utah
Circumstances are different for each person in jail and for each person getting a bail bond to help someone be released. Therefore, bail agents will ask some people very few questions and will ask other people for more information. The bond agency’s single purpose for asking questions is to determine whether the person applying for the bail bond is likely to make sure the defendant appears in court when required.
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