If you’ve been arrested, arraigned, and the judge has set your bail, you are in need of a reputable bail bond agent. Your biggest concern at this point should be putting together your defense to the charges against you and you can’t be expected to do that effectively while you are still in jail, so you need bail now.
Securing bail bonds in Atlanta is a fairly simple process; it starts with you contacting the bail bond company and setting up an initial consultation. During this meeting, the bail bondsman will assess your current situation and gather some background information on you, including whether you have had any previous arrests. None of the information gathered in this interview will ever be shared with a third party without consulting with you first.
At this point you will sign the bail agreement, stipulating that you will pay a percentage of the bond fee, sometimes called the premium. The bail bondsman will then come forward and pay the remainder of the bail amount and you will be released with the promise that you will show up for all legally-required court appearances. Your bail bondsman will explain this in detail, but you should be aware that if collateral is used as all or part of your payment, it will not be released until a verdict had been decided in your case.
If you want to assist a friend or a loved one with the bail process, you will need to be a co-signer on the bail agreement and you will accept the responsibility for ensuring that the individual will be present for all court appearances. You will also be the one to pay the percentage of the bond fee, of course.
A solid, reliable bail bond company can provide you service 24 hours a day and will treat you with the courtesy and respect you deserve. They can also work with you to make the financial arrangements as easy on you and your family as possible. These professionals have been doing this for a while and they realize how stressful a time this can be, so they will work hard to find a mutually-beneficial payment plan for you.
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