What Is a Bond?
When you have been arrested, a bond allows you to be released from jail rather than remain incarcerated until your court date.
What Is the Purpose of Bail?
The purpose of bail is to assure your attendance when you are required to appear in court, whether it is before or after a conviction.
What Is a Bail Bond?
If you do not have the full bail amount to get released from jail, you can pay a bail bond company a percentage of the full-required bail amount so that you can be released until your court date. You can pay a bonding company the state regulated fee of 10% of the full-required bail amount. In most cases you may qualify for agreeable payment plans with no interest.
Requirements to Receive a Bail Bond
Anyone can pay the bond but the person signing must be 21 years of age be full-time employed, retired, or own real estate property. You must also provide a current valid government issued I.D.