Bail Bonds Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a bail bond?
A: A bail bond is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in each and every court appearance as the court directs. If the defendant fails to comply with the conditions of the court, then warrants can be issued and the bail bond can be forfeited.
Q: Where can a bail bond be posted?
A: Most courts and jails also accept bail bonds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year in any A-Action bailbonds network,
Q: Where can I get a bail bond?
A: You can get a bail bond at any one of A-Actions 25 locations. One of our licensed bail agents will confidentially discuss your individual situation and assist with all of your bail bond needs. Click here for a list of phone numbers and locations!
Q: What hours do you operate?
A: Because people are arrested both day and night, our agency is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please feel free to call A-Action Bail Bonds anytime at one of our three locations.
Q: How much does a bail bond cost?
A: Most bail bond premiums (fee) start at 10 percent of the full bail amount. For example, if the full bail amount is $40,000, the premium for the bail bond is $4,000. These fees are established by the surety companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance.
Q: What will I need in order to secure a bail bond?
A: In addition to the required bail bond premium, you will need proper identification, such as a paystub or other verification of employment. The bail bond agent will also need personal information from you such as your social security number, birth date, driver’s license number, address, phone numbers, employer’s name, address and phone, and any other information deemed necessary to help determine whether you qualify as an indemnitor (co-signer).
Q: Is the bail bond premium refundable?
A: Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on the bail bond. At that point, the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable.
Q: How long is a bail bond good for?
A: A bail bond is valid until the case is closed or the bond is terminated.
Q: Is A CO-SIGNER OR CLIENT LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR A CLIENT'S DEBT, EVEN IF CLIENT IS INCARCERATED?
A: Both. However, a co-signer must pay remaining balance if client is incarcerated. Failure to adhere to a payment plan with us can result in third party legal collection activity and garnished wages for the client or co-signer.
What happens if I don’t pay a bondsman?
Most bondsmen require the payment of premium and the receipt of collateral prior to posting any bond; however, some bondsmen will take payments on premium or even post a bond before receiving collateral. This type of practice leads the bondsman exposed to the risk of not getting paid. The Bail Bond Agreement forms a contractual relationship between all parties. Depending on the agreement signed with your bondsman, nonpayment of premium/fees, or not fulfilling your collateral requirement may result in the re-arrest of the Defendant and/or a potential civil action against the indemnitor/Defendant.