What is a Bail Bond Premium?

The bail bond premium is the cost to post a bail bond, which in many states is restricted by law to 10% of the bond amount. Paying for the bail bond premium is usually paid by cash, check, PayPal or credit card. Contact [...]


What’s the Difference Between Bail & Bond?

The terms bail and bond are often used interchangeably. Though they’re related, they’re not the same thing. It’s essential to understand the difference, especially if you need to help someone get out of jail. Bail: This is the amount needed to release someone [...]


If I’m a cosigner, what will I have to do?

As a cosigner, you are responsible for ensuring that the defendant attends all court dates relating to the case. If the defendant misses a court date, you will be expected to help the bondsman find the defendant and get them back into court [...]


How much does a surety bond cost?

A surety bond will cost you a 10 percent of the bond amount, an agent’s fee, and a sheriff’s fee. You will not get any of these fees back because they are nonrefundable regardless of the guilt or innocence of the defendant and [...]


Why would I hire a bondsman?

If you don’t have the cash to cover the full bond amount and sheriff’s fee, you may wish to hire a bondsman to bond yourself or someone else out of jail. A surety bail bond through a bail bond company like A-Affordable Bail [...]


What is a surety bond?

A surety bond is an agreement made between a person and a bondsman. The bondsman agrees to post the necessary bond so the defendant can be released from jail. This agreement is backed by an insurance company contract signed by the person and [...]


What is a bail bondsman?

A bail bondsman, bondsperson, bail agent, and bond agent are all names used for a person who is licensed by the Washington Department of Insurance to sell surety bonds and is authorized to conduct business in the State of Washington. He or she [...]


Who can post bond?

Any person can post his or her own cash bond with the court or jail. If the defendant can’t afford to bond him or herself out of jail, any other person over the age of 18 can post the cash bond. If a [...]


What is bail or what is a bond?

Bail or bond (in this case, bail and bond mean the same thing) is an amount of money in cash or in the form of a surety bond for the purpose of making sure that a person attends all required court appearances relating [...]

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