Bail Bonds and Bail Bond Agents

Paying bail allows someone accused of a crime to leave the jail system until their case is heard in court. Bail bonds are a form of payment of bail. Bail bonds are for people who cannot otherwise meet their bail requirements. To get a bail bond, you need to contact a bail bond agent.

A bail bond agent is an individual or company who offers surety bonds, which act as a promise to assume responsibility of debt obligations. Once you pay a percentage of the court-specified bail amount to a professional bond agent, the agent gives the court the full amount of bail as a guarantee that you will appear in court. The fee you pay the bail bond agent is nonrefundable.


Finding an Approved Bail Bond Agent

Use the list of approved bail bond agents to find an agent. Contact them to get information about their fees.