Learning that a loved one is in jail or finding yourself incarcerated can be highly stressful. Most people have never been in the situation to need bail but should that time come, we're here to help! That's why our bondsmen are available 24/7 at 785-608-7749. Learn more below:
What is a Bail Bond? A bail bond is an agreement by a criminal defendant to appear for trial or pay a sum of money set by the court.
What is a bondsman/bondsmen? A bail bondsman, bail bond agent or bond dealer is any person, agency or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a defendant in court.
What is surety? In finance, a surety, surety bond or guaranty involves a promise by one party to assume responsibility for the debt obligation of a borrower if that borrower defaults.
OR Bonds: The defendant is released from jail in exchange for signing an agreement promising to return to court & abide by other conditions. This route allows the defendant to sign out of jail on their own recognizance - this is no-cost bail. No bondsman required.
City & County Bonds: City bonds are issued by the municipal court (ex: Topeka Municipal) & county bonds by the district court (ex: Shawnee County) & the full amount of the bond may be paid directly to the jail, or, if that is not feasible, 10% of the bond may be paid to a bondsman.
Example: If you or a loved one's bond is set at $2,500, you would need $250 ready for the our bondsmen when they meet you at the jail, to write your bond & get you released.
Denial of Bail: The defendant is determined to be too much of a flight risk (unlikely to appear at scheduled court date) or a risk to the public.
Bail is often set in amounts that are beyond the financial capabilities of most people. In this case, the defendant may contact a bail bond agency to help with their release. That's where A-Merica Bail Bonds comes in! Typically, this route requires just 10% of the total amount of the bond to be paid up front; collateral may be required for larger bonds. Upon release, the conditions of bond will be made clear to the defendant & co-signer, both verbally & in writing. It is important that all parties understand & follow these bond conditions.
Should the defendant miss their court date, a bondsman may hire a bounty hunter to find the defendant & in some cases they may decide to sue the defendant. This is not typical. We are always a phone call away for any questions, to explain & help through the entire court process.
We're here to help, we're your key to freedom!