Bail Process Assistance | Houston, TX | A-Way-Out! Bail Bonds | 713-223-9900

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Bail Process Assistance | Houston, TX | A-Way-Out! Bail Bonds | 713-223-9900

What is bail?

Bail allows the accused person to secure release from jail temporarily in order to continue his / her life while getting ready for a court appearance. For criminal cases, the bail is a sum of money, property, or surety bond that is posted by, or on behalf of, a defendant to guarantee his / her court appearance.

How does a bail bond work?

The court sets the required bail amount for the defendant to be released. According to state law, a surety company can provide a type of insurance policy (bond) that guarantees the bail amount’s full payment if the defendant does not show up for all scheduled court dates. Bail bond agencies offer this service and charge a percentage of the total bond amount. The bond is forfeited if the defendant does not make all scheduled court appearances.

How do the bond amount and bond premium differ?

The bond amount is the full amount of the bail set by the court. The premium is the amount owed to the bail agency for posting the bond.

Who is an indemnitor / guarantor / co-signer

An indemnitor / guarantor / co-signer is a person willing to be responsible for the defendant while he / she is out on bail. The indemnitor / guarantor / co-signer co-assumes financial liability to pay in full the total bond amount.

What happens if a defendant doesn't show up for court?

When a defendant misses any scheduled court appearance, a bench warrant is issued for his / her arrest. The court also sets a deadline for when the defendant must return or the bail amount must be paid to the court.

What is a bail bond reinstatement?

A bail bond reinstatement is the process by which a defendant who has had bail bond forfeiture can have their bench warrant removed and the bail bond re-activated or reinstated with the court. This legal proceeding usually requires action by an attorney and could result in fees being paid by the bail bond agency. These fees are then passed on to the defendant or indemnitors.

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