After an arrest, everyone has questions. Your parents have questions, your loved one has questions, you yourself have questions, especially if you just received notice of an arrest warrant. Regardless of your bail needs and situation, is wise to educate yourself on some of the most important bail bond procedures and conditions.
Continue reading to review some frequently asked questions about bail bonds that our Indianapolis bail bondsman answer on a daily basis. This information will help you get one step closer to bailing yourself or your loved one out of jail in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Bail Bond FAQS You Want to Know
How Do I Find a Friend in Jail?
There are several options for conducting an inmate search. Since so many websites offer inmate search services, you can simply type “Inmate Search” into your internet search browser and find thousands of results. Just be careful when choosing an inmate search portal. There are many unsecured portals that may steal your personal information, access your files, or damage your computer. Although there are many websites that offer federal and national inmate searches, the best method for locating a person in jail is to call a local Noblesville IN bail bondsman.
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond (surety bond) is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear at each and every court appearance as the court directs. Failure of the defendant to comply with the conditions of the court could result in a warrant being issued and your bail bonds forfeited.
Where Can a Bail Bond Be Posted?
Most jails accept bail bonds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 of the year. The Hamilton County Indiana Jail releases prisoners by appointment only! First make arrangements with your Uptown Bail Bond agent and your agent can make your appointment, 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days of the year.
How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost?
Most bail bond premiums are ten percent of the full bail amount. For example, if the full bail amount is $10,000.00, the premium (fee) for the bail bond is $1,000.00 and in some cases $800. These NON REFUNDABLE fees are established by the surety companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance. Most county jails have an additional $5.00 bond fee.
Is the Bail Bond Premium Refundable?
Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a jail, liability is taken on the bail bond. At that point the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable.
Who is Liable for the Bail Bond?
The indemnitor (co-signer) is financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitor’s liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond, or necessary fees to return the Defendant to the Court or Jail.
What Do I Need to Bail Someone Out of Jail?
There are few things a co-signer needs to bail someone out of jail:
☑ Valid ID
☑ Paycheck Stubs
☑ Proof of U.S Citizenship
☑ Proof of Age
Can I Get a 5% Bail Bond Rate?
A common false advertisement for bail bonds is a 5% rate. This means an unethical “bail bondsman” will offer bail bonds at five percent a defendant’s total bond amount. Not only is this unethical, but it is also illegal and untrue. The government regulates how much a bail bond agency can charge for their services. Companies are legally obligated to obey these price limitations and allowances. The percentage differs from state to state, but all states have regulated bail bond prices. In all states, bail bond companies are allowed to charge between 10% and 15% of a defendant’s total bond amount.
Do you need to turn yourself into an arrest warrant in Noblesville or bail a friend out of the Hamilton County Jail? If so, contact Uptown Bail Bonds at 317-919-2489 to learn details about the Hamilton County bail bond process from a licensed and insured Noblesville Indiana bail bondsman. We operate 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, no exceptions.