You or a loved one unfortunately ended up in Martin county jail and there is an urgent need for help with bail.
So what’s the best thing to do?
Making your first move a smart one, by choosing a professional and reliable bail bonding company. Research and identify a committed bail bondsmen, serving the communities across Martin County who understands the complexities that can be involved with the judicial system.
Essentially a bail bondsmen is considered an extension of the criminal justice system, specifically available to support the arrestee, defendant, or inmate. They provide the service of posting bail for their release from custody, if it is an option allowed by the court.
An ideal bail bondsman will explain all your options based on your unique case. They will offer 24/7 customer service, so that you or your loved ones can get a bail bond any time.
Overview of Martin County bail bond process
When an individual is arrested by law enforcement, they will be taken to the local police or county sheriff’s department for booking.
The amount of the bail bond is determined by the criminal court judge. Most often, the defendant will be able to post bail immediately.
Posting a bail bond involves a contractual undertaking guaranteed by the bail bonding agency, defendant and the co-signer. The bail bond is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in court each and every time the court orders.
For the above service, a bail bonds agent will charge a certain amount as a premium (typically 15% of the full bail amount).
After an agreement is reached between the bail bonds agent and the co-signer (family or friends) and all fees are paid, the bail bond agent physically posts a bail bond for the full bond amount with the court.
After all the formalities are completed, the defendant is released on bail and given a date and location to appear in court.
Frequently Asked Questions:
The bail bond amount is the full amount of the bail that is set by the court. The premium is the dollar amount charged by the bail service provider for providing the pretrial release service. Usually this premium is 15% of the bail amount. For example, if the bail amount is $10,000, the premium charged would be $1,000.
Judges are responsible for setting bail. Because many people want to get out of jail immediately and, depending on when you are arrested, it can take up to five days to see a judge, most jails have standard bail schedules which specify bail amounts for common crimes. You can get out of jail quickly by paying the amount set forth in the bail schedule.
A cosigner is an individual who promises to pay the bail bond company, in situations when the person they post bail for does not appear in court. However if the person does not appear and is evading the court dates then the cosigner is contacted to help find the person or asked to pay the full amount of the bond.
The defendant needs to get permission from the bail bonding office in writing before attempting to do so. If the court has given you direct instructions not to leave the state or country you must then get permission from the bail agent and the court before leaving. Otherwise you are subject to arrest.
This could potentially vary for each bonding office. However, for the most part you can expect them to accept various forms of bail collateral such as: real estate, cars, credit cards, stocks, bonds, jewelry, personal credit, bank accounts.