Bail Bonds FAQ's
- What is a bail bond?
- What does bail cost?
- How long does the bail process take?
- Can I start the bail process over the phone?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
- What if I do not have all the money?
- Do I need collateral?
- How long will it take for the arrested individual to get out of jail?
- Do I get my money back once the case is completed?
- What are the indemnitor’s responsibilities?
- What are the arrested individual’s responsibilities?
- What if the arrested individual fails to go to court?
- Can I post bail for a warrant?
- What is bail exoneration?
A bail bond is a contract between the court and a licensed bail agent that states the bail agent will ensure the appearance of an arrested individual for all required hearings or pay the face amount of bail to the court.
In general, the standard industry rate for bail bonds is 10% of the face amount of bail. For example, if the face amount of bail is $10,000, the fee is $1,000. For more information about our rates, contact Fulmer Bail Bonds and one of our agents will be available to assist you.
In most cases, the bail bond process is timely and efficient. The bail agent will ask the caller a series of questions to qualify the bond. Once the qualification process is complete, the Fulmer Bail Bonds agent makes arrangements with the caller to visit the office and complete the process. The bond is then delivered to the jail and arrested individual is released.The time between the first call to the bail agency and the time the arrested individual is released is usually between 30 minutes to 1 hour. The primary delay is the time it takes the jail to process the arrested individual for release once the bond has been delivered to the jail. Fulmer Bail Bonds cannot expedite the release of an arrested individual once the bond has been delivered to the jail.
If a loved one or friend is in jail, you can speed-up the release process by calling the Fulmer Bail Bonds office immediately. An agent will be available to assist you and will start the process of getting your friend or loved one out as soon as possible.
Fulmer Bail Bonds accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Western Union, Money Gram, payment plans and cash.
If you do not have all the money, Fulmer Bail Bonds offers payment plans to those who qualify. Don’t let the high cost of bail stand in the way of your friend or loved one getting out of jail. If you need help with payment plans, call Fulmer Bail Bonds at (740) 455-6422. An agent is standing by to assist you with a variety of payment options.
Although some bail bonds require the arrested individual or the indemnitor to place collateral, many bonds can be done with just a signature guarantee.
Depending on jail release times, the bail process usually takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour. The Fulmer Bail Bonds agent has no control over the arrested individuals release once the bail bond is delivered to the jail. In some instances the arrested individual’s release may be delayed by a high number of other individuals who are also in the release process.
The bail bond fee is non-refundable once the arrested individual is released from jail. Fees are also non-refundable regardless of whether the courts file formal charges against the arrested individual.
The indemnitor has two (2) primary responsibilities. First, the indemnitor is agreeing to the arrested individual’s required court appearances. Second, they agree to pay the face amount of bail if the arrested individual does not appear for a required hearing.
The arrested individual is responsible for appearing in court on all required hearings. Some arrested individuals are also responsible for paying the fees due for the bond.
If an arrested individual misses a required hearing, the most important thing to do is call Fulmer Bail Bonds and arrange for a bail reinstatement. A bail reinstatement is a notice from the bail agent to the court stating that the arrested individual plans to voluntarily return to the court and place the matter back on calendar. The notice also states that the bail agent agrees to remain responsible for the bond. If an arrested individual does not appear for a required hearing, call Fulmer Bail Bonds at (740) 455-6422 and arrange for a bail bond reinstatement.If the arrested individual is unwilling to appear in court, call Fulmer Bail Bonds immediately at (740) 455-6422. As a indemnitor, you are responsible for the face amount of the bail until the defendant is returned to the court.
If you or a loved one has an outstanding warrant, you can avoid the inconvenience of being arrested by allowing Fulmer Bail Bonds to post a warrant bond to clear the warrant. For more information, call Fulmer Bail Bonds at (740) 455-6422. An agent is standing by to assist you.
An exoneration is when the defendants case is over and the bondsman and indemnitor are officially relieved of the liability on the bond. However, although the court case is over it does not mean the monies that you agreed to pay are no longer due. The full amount of the fee you were charged when the bond was written is due-regardless of the outcome of the case.