Explaining a Bail Bond Agreement Form
How to Get the Most Affordable Bail Bonds
Learning that someone you care for has been taken to jail can be very stressful, and definitely an unpleasant experience. The first thing that comes to your mind, is to find a way to get you friend out of jail as soon as possible. This means that you’ll search for a company that offers the most affordable bail bonds, and start the process immediately.
Most people don’t know how exactly bail bonds work. Although pretty much everyone knows that the bail bondsman charges a fee for their services, only a few people know that there is actually some paperwork that needs to be filled. The paperwork is called a bail bonds agreement form, or bail bonds contract.
This is a standardized document that is used by every bail bondsman in the U.S. The first page is called application page and you’ll be asked to provide the defendant’s contact information, your contact information, and the name of the defendant’s employee, as well as a phone number.
The second page relates to terms and conditions. It is important that you read through all the terms and conditions, and ask your bail bondsman if there is something you don’t understand. It should be very clear to you that when you sign a bail bonds contract, you are taking legal responsibility that the defendant will go to court.
If the defendant fails to show up in court, a warrant will be issued for the defendant’s immediate arrest, and the judge will revoke the bond. If the defendant missed court because they got lost, slept in, or forgot, this can be easily fixed. However, the bail bondsman needs to be informed immediately about the situation. If the defendant decides to skip the country, then the things get complicated. Both the bail bondman and the cosigner (the person that bailed the defendant out) will be liable to cover the full bail amount.
If you have any questions with regard to what a bail bonds contract is, feel free to contact A Absolute Bail Bonds - Wichita. We offer affordable bail bonds in the area of Wichita, KS, and we’ll be more than happy to go over the paperwork with you. Our phone is (785) 289-9824.