A bail bond can be described as that form of security or surety bond that is provided on behalf of the defendant and is usually done by a bail agent or a bail bondsman who will be able to pay up the bond in order for the defendant to be released. In this discussion, we are going to look at how bail bonding usually works and how it can be beneficial to the majority of individuals. A bail bond usually comes in when an individual has been set for a particular bail amount and they do not have the financial capacity to pay it and therefore they will have to seek the assistance of the bail bondsman to be able to raise the bail bond on their behalf so that the defendant may be released as the case continues. It is important for the accused to understand that despite the fact that the bail bond agent will be providing collateral or security as the bail bond amount he will still have to ensure that he is in a position to come up with at least 10% of the bail bond amount that will be required so that the agent or the bail bondsman is able to take care of the remaining amount.
In the event that the defendant may not be able to have adequate collateral, it is in place for the bail bondsman to be able to look for assistance from relatives and friends so that they can come up together to assist in covering the bail. Many a times in order for individuals to be able to cover for the full amount of bail that may be required, you will find that they have to produce additional cash together with full collateral so that that bond may be posted.
Immediately the bail bond amount has been cleared, what will then follow is the appearance or disappearance of the defendant in court after his release. In the event that the defendant fails to appear in court, it means that the bail bond will have to be forfeited and the 90% that was represented as collateral will have to pay in full and this where the bail bondsman will use the defendant’s collateral to pay the court the remaining bail amount. In case the defendant gets to appear in court, the bail bond will have to be dissolved upon conclusion of the court case and the collateral will be given back to the individual who posted it and the bail bonds agent will get the 10% cash fee as his benefit or profit.