Let’s face it, if you didn’t have to, you’d never learn about bail bonds. Needing a bail bond is not something a person anticipates. So no one really talks about what the bail bond process is like. Instead, people hear things that scare them and then Hollywood paints a different bleak picture. Contrary to popular belief, bail agents do not dress and talk like a bodyguard or a club bouncer. Some may have the build of one, but not all of them.
Bail Agents Are Reputable Professionals
First, most bail bond agents don’t wear thick gold chains. Bail bond agents are business people who need to meet an educational requirement on a yearly basis and pass an exam in order to call themselves a bail agent. After passing an exam they have to find a surety that will back them and give them bonds to use.
Bail bonds are not scams. There is nothing sketchy here. The bail bond industry is a legitimate business that is an alternative to cash bail and a 100% legal way to get a loved one out of jail. The premium normally costs 10% of the full bail amount and comes with a payment plan. We work directly with you, the court, and the jail to get the process over and done with, to get your loved one freed.
The Truth About Collateral
Another myth needing to be debunked is that you have to put your house up for collateral. This is normally not true. Collateral is a form of guaranteeing the full bail amount. If the bail is large, the bail agent might still ask for a house as collateral. However, most bail bonds are written with just a signature as the collateral. Meaning that signing the contract is enough security for the bail bond.
Bail Bonds Agencies Care About The Community
Another myth is that the bail agent is just in it for the fast money and he could care less about the safety of the community or the location of their client. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. The bail agents have families living in the communities they serve, they are concerned about the safety of the community.
Some truth about bail bonds: the bail bond system protects the community. When a defendant doesn’t show up to his or her court date, the bond is considered a forfeiture. What this means is that a bail bond agent is now responsible for paying the county the entire amount of the bond if the defendant does not go to court. Since the bail bond agent doesn’t want to pay the $50,000 they are going to work hard to find that person and return them to jail.
Bail Bonds With Delta Bail Bond
If you or a loved one has been arrested, Delta Bail Bond can help. We’re available 24/7 to post bail. Our experienced bail bondsmen are dedicated to getting you out of jail and back to your life as soon as possible after an arrest. Call or visit our website to get in touch with a talented bail bondsman today!