Day archives: April 13th, 2018

3 Things to Know When Getting a Bail Bond

When you find that someone is in jail, there is often the ability to post bail on their behalf. There are a few questions you need to ask before you get Delaware County bail bonds.

When is the hearing?
You won’t be able to do anything until after the bail hearing. This is when the person accused stands before a judge. The judge will set the bail at a certain amount. Until that’s set, there’s nothing that can be done. You won’t be able to get a bond because it’s impossible to know what the bail will be or if there will be any bail at all set.

What is the cost of the bond?
The cost of the bond will be based upon the amount that the bail has been set at. The cost is approximately 10% of the bail, but it will vary based on various aspects of the case. There may be a few other costs to explore as well.

When is the trial?
It’s of the utmost importance to know when the trial is because you need to make sure that the person charged with the crime is present. If they don’t show, it could mean having to pay the full amount of the bail because the bonds company is now out of money. If a trial is scheduled for a significant amount in the future, it might also impact the cost of the bond.

These questions need to be answered so that you can handle posting bail for someone. You can contact a bonds company at any time in order to learn more about the bond process. Then, once you know what the bail amount is for someone, you can go down to get a bond. It will then make it possible for a person to be released into your custody.