What Is A Bail Bondsman
A bail bondsman is someone who pays the total fee for a court bail bond. A court bail bond is money given to a court to get someone out of jail until their court date. Bail money is returned and refunded once the person shows up to their court date.
Here at Second Chance Bail Bonds, when you ask us what a bondsman is, we’re more like friends willing to help you out.
How Bail Bondsman Work
The court may say that in order to allow someone to stay out of jail until their court date, the amount is $10,000. Most people can’t afford that right out of pocket, so they hire a Bail Bondsman, who then pays the whole bail amount and charges a percentage fee of the actual bail amount, usually around 10%.
So if the bail bond is $10,000, it would cost $1,000 to a bail bondsman to pay the bail.
If a person who has made bail ends up not showing up in court, and a bail bondsman was used, the bail bondsman will come after whoever they can to recover the bail money; including family and friends.
If you end up needing a bail bondsman, just make sure you make it to your court date and you will have nothing to worry about.