When someone is arrested by the police and taken to jail, they can use a bail bond to secure their release until their court date. Though that part of the process may seem simple, everyone should understand what’s included in their bail bond agreement so that they understand their responsibilities while they’re out on bail.
The bail bond agreement is the contract that exists between the indemnitor (the person who signs the bail bond) and the bail agent. The agreement typically includes the following:
- The name and contact information of the indemnitor
- The date that the bail bond was executed
- The bond amount
- The criminal charge(s)
- The court at which the defendant is required to appear for their hearing
After signing the bail bond agreement, the indemnitor must ensure that the defendant shows up to all of their court appearances. The agreement also states that the collateral placed as security for the bond may be seized by the bail bond agency to pay the full bail amount to the court if the defendant fails to comply with the conditions of the bail bond. It is of the utmost importance that the defendant and the indemnitor carefully follow the terms of their bail bond agreement.
At A-Affordable Bail Bonds, we can explain the ins and outs of the bail bond process before you sign any paperwork. We have decades of experience, and our agents are licensed to work throughout Washington State. For more information, call us at 1-888-695-8950 or fill out our online form.