Bail Bond FAQ

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What is an Indemnitor for bailbonds?

When an individual co-signs a bail bond he or she is known as the Indemnitor. Bond Indemnitor’s are typically a family member or close friend of the defendant. If you are considering co-signing a bail bond it is important that you know the defendant well and have full confidence in their ability to fulfill ALL court mandated obligations. When dealing with the bond agency you will be asked to sign a series of documents and it is in your best interest to read each documents and understand what you are signing. Your signature legally binds you to fulfill all responsibilities of an Indemnitor. If you are unsure at any point throughout this process make sure to ask questions. Responsibility Upon co-signing on behalf of the defendant you will be legally and financially responsible for making sure the defendant completes all court-mandated obligations and shows up to all court appearances required.

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:35+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Glossary Definitions|0 Comments

How much is bail if I get arrested for DUI?

While getting arrested for driving under the influence can be considered a troubling situation for most, the amount of money that will cost an individual is usually on the forefront of their minds. Nearly all who fall into this category immediately start to wonder how much damage it will eventually do to not only their reputation and criminal history, but also to their pocketbooks. Having a better understanding of approximately how much bail would be, depending on the severity of the individual’s DUI situation, could be beneficial in the long run. However, it is important to note that it is impossible to nail down a ballpark number of how much bail would be. This is due to the fact that bail totally and completely depends on if the conviction is a misdemeanor or a felony offense. DUI misdemeanors are often given to those who are first time offenders or first

By | 2016-11-22T08:01:59+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

Do you need a lawyer for a bond hearing?

Some people question if it is entirely necessary to obtain a lawyer for a bond hearing concerning their criminal case, while others wonder if it’s going to benefit their situation if they have an attorney in their corner. The short answer to this, by the advice of any lawyer, would simply be: Yes. It is very important to have a lawyer present with you during a bond hearing. Why is that? Well, especially for those who are not too familiar with the process, having an experienced lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the system could be of great benefit to you. Here are some reasons why: 1)     Lawyers know which route to take to get you the least amount of penalty. Because of their expertise in the law, lawyers know exactly how to get you in and out of a hearing quickly, as well as how to argue

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:35+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

Can I refuse to be videotaped if I’ve skipped bail?

We’ve all seen the television shows. People who skip bail, tracked down by bounty hunters, arrested, and put back behind bars, and all caught on camera. Dog the Bounty Hunter is one example of a popular TV show, exposing individuals who have not only broken the law, but who refuse to follow the terms and agreements made with their bondsman, or skipping their court date all together. Some people who run into this situation have questions whether or not they can officially refuse to be videotaped if ever in this situation. They wonder if the cameras are a violation to their privacy, civil rights, or if it can be avoided all together. However, unfortunately, refusal to be recorded in situations like this are completely allowed and permissible for camera crews and authorities, especially if the incidents are occurring in public places. According to police handbooks and laws across the nation,

By | 2016-11-02T07:10:10+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Bail Bond Laws|0 Comments

If police ask me questions while I’m out on bond, do I have to answer them?

Many people who have previously had run-ins with the law don’t want to find themselves in another troubling situation. However, unfortunately, sometimes circumstances happen where these individuals repeatedly find trouble, whether it be carelessly or even unintentionally. For those who are out on bond for a previous offense, but find themselves questioned by officers for another possible offense, there are a few options of how they can respond to best protect themselves on a legal standpoint. However, depending on the truth of the situation can also depend on how the individual should respond as well. Here are a few options of how to respond to officers when questioned: Option #1: Say as Little as Possible, or Stay Quiet All Together. Simply remaining silent is a perfectly legal option for an individual to take if they are unwantedly being questioned by an officer. In most cases, legally, people cannot be arrested without

By | 2016-11-02T07:06:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

Are there Bail Bond payment plans?

Successfully navigating each step you take within the process of being arrested can be very overwhelming and daunting at best. One of the most common questions asked is, can I post bail bonds through payment plan? Simply stated, yes you can. However, it is important to note some very important information that you may not be aware of with the bail process that could directly impact your ability to have the most successful outcome. In this article we will unpack what it looks like to seek out bail bond payment plans. Due to the nature of each individual facing circumstances unique unto them, it will be in your best interest to please be sure to contact Gage Gandy for detailed information regarding your specific circumstances. Let’s look at what it will take for an average situation and if you could negotiate a reduced bail bond amount. What if I know

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:36+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

How to tell if a Bail Bond company is reputable

Successfully navigating each step you take within the process of being arrested can be very overwhelming and daunting at best. One of the most common questions asked is, how can you tell if a Bail Bond company is reputable? In this article we will unpack what that looks like. Due to the nature of each individual facing circumstances unique unto them, it will be in your best interest to please be sure to contact Gage Gandy for detailed information regarding your specific circumstances. Let’s look at what it will take for an average situation and if you could negotiate a reduced bail bond amount. What do I need to look for? In this section we will offer a beginning list of what you can look for in avoiding those who are not to be trusted, or in other words, the red flags: •    ask for their Bail License Number (if

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:36+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

Should I bail a friend out of jail?

Successfully navigating each step you take within the process of being arrested can be very overwhelming and daunting at best. One of the most common questions asked is, should I post bail to get a friend out of jail? Simply stated, yes you can choose to bail someone out of jail. However, it is important to note some very important information that you may not be aware of with the bail process that could directly impact your ability to have the most successful outcome, should you choose to proceed. In this article we will unpack what it looks like to post bail for your friend, and what circumstances are both good and bad for that choice. Due to the nature of each individual facing circumstances unique unto them, it will be in your best interest to please be sure to contact Gage Gandy for detailed information regarding your specific circumstances.

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:36+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

What happens if two different people make Bail Bond arrangements at the same time?

Successfully navigating each step you take within the process of being arrested can be very overwhelming and daunting at best. One of the most common questions asked is, if I am making bail bond arrangements while someone else is as well, what happens? Simply stated, you both can make bond arrangements, but there are a few things that will happen. In this article we will unpack what it looks like for two parties to post bail and what happens after that. Due to the nature of each individual facing circumstances unique unto them, it will be in your best interest to please be sure to contact Gage Gandy for detailed information regarding your specific circumstances. Let’s look at what it will take for an average situation and if you could negotiate a reduced bail bond amount. So I have secured a Bail Bondsman and my family has also secured a

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:37+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

Can I post Bail Bonds myself?

Successfully navigating each step you take within the process of being arrested can be very overwhelming and daunting at best. One of the most common questions asked is, can I post bail bonds myself? Simply stated, yes you can. However, it is important to note some very important information that you may not be aware of with the bail process that could directly impact your ability to have the most successful outcome, should you choose to proceed on your own. In this article we will unpack what it looks like to post bail on your own versus having an experienced and professional Bail Bondsman. Due to the nature of each individual facing circumstances unique unto them, it will be in your best interest to please be sure to contact Gage Gandy for detailed information regarding your specific circumstances. Let’s look at what it will take for an average situation and

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:37+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments