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Frequently Asked Questions About Bail Bonds

Most people don’t know what to expect regarding bail bonds until they or a loved one is arrested. As such, they often ask the same questions about bail, the bonding process, how to get in touch with a bail bondsman, and the associated costs. Here, we attempt to provide answers to FAQs for bail bonds.

How Do I Get A Bail Bond?

There are four ways in which a person may be released from custody.

  1. You can use a bondsman.
  2. You can post cash for the full amount of the bond with the court or jail.
  3. You can use real property (such as a home or a lot) with the court.
  4. In some instances, the court will let you go on your own recognizance.

Can The Defendant Leave The State Or The Country While On Bond?

You will have to get permission from the bonding office in writing before attempting to do so. If the court has given you direct instructions not to leave the state or country you must then get permission from the bail agent and the court before leaving. Otherwise you are subject to arrest.

What happens if I miss my court date?

Once you realize you’ve missed your scheduled court date there will be a bench warrant put out for your arrest.  The first, immediate thing you need to do is contact your bail bondsman.  Your bail bondsman will work with you on the next step and in most cases will be able to keep you from being arrested again.  We at Double G Bail Bonds work with our courts to keep our clients out of jail as much as possible.  Once you’ve contacted your bail bondsman, they and you together will create a game plan on the next step and keeping you free.  If you decide that you missed your court date and you DO NOT contact your bail bondsman then you are limiting your chance of returning to jail and losing that trust with your bail bondsman that you’ve built up.  Number one duty: call your bail bondsman.

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Double G Bail Bond Service
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