What is a bail bond?
A bail bond is a contract between the bail bond company, the courts, and a third-party indemnitor. It is the indemnitor that guarantees to the bail bond company that the accused will appear for all future court dates. The bail bond company charges a small non-refundable percentage of the total bond for their service. This is a more affordable option than paying the full amount of the bond directly to the court.
What do I need to bond someone out of jail?
You will need to pay a small non-refundable fee to the bail bond company, have a third-party indemitor (a cosigner), and possibly some form of collateral.
What information do I need when I call?
In most cases, we will need the following information on the defendant: date of birth, arresting charge, jail being held (county, city, state), arresting agency, booking number and bail amount.
How much does a bond cost?
In Georgia, the fee for a bail bond is 15 percent of the bond amount. Please contact any of our offices to receive a quote and to see if any payment arrangements can be provided.
Where do you write bonds?
Anytime Bail Bonding, Inc. has offices all over the state of Georgia; we can do bonds in virtually any part of the state and country. We also post bonds in all Federal courts.
Is the bail bond fee refundable?
No. Once a bail bond has been posted for a defendant, the money is then earned by the bail bond company.
What is a cosigner?
A cosigner is the person who takes financial responsibility for the bail bond if the accused fails to appear in court. They are also referred to as third-party indemnitors.
What is collateral?
Collateral is money, property, or anything of value that we hold while the accused is out on bail. This collateral is returned when the defendant has completely settled their case.
How do I know when the defendant has to go to court?
It is your responsibility to know when the defendant has to go to court. Typically, the courts will notify us when the defendant is to appear for a court hearing. You may call our offices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to check on the status of any court dates.
If I'm a co-signer for a friend or family member and that person misses court, do I have to pay you the full value of the bond?
You are liable for the full amount of the bond plus expenses if your friend or relative does not go to court. However, a failure to appear in court does not necessarily mean you will have to pay the full amount of the bond. While there is no excuse for missing court, we strongly encourage our clients to notify us of any unusual circumstances so that we can advise them as to the best course of action.
What are your hours?
Our offices are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call us for a free consultation at 1-888-722-0314.