Why You Need a Bail Bond Agent
If you are arrested for a serious crime, you will not be released from custody unless the court is confident you will show up for all hearings and trials. If they feel you are not likely to do so, they will require you to pay some amount of money – the bail. To post bail, you can pay cash directly to the court. After this is done, you will be released from jail.
Now, if you find that you do not have enough money to cover the bail, the court will accept a bail bond. A bail bond is simply a promise by an insured business – a bail bond company – to pay the entire amount on your behalf.
However, if you do not show up to the scheduled court dates, you will have forfeited rights to what was paid to the court and you will not receive that money back.