Bail Bond FAQs

Bail Bond FAQs

Bail Bond FAQsFollowing the arrest of a loved one you are undoubtedly going to have a plethora of questions about the situation. What happened? Are they guilty? Are they OK right now? How can I help? The last one has a quick answer. Post their bail! Getting a person released on bail is the fastest, most effective way to help them during this trying time. We discuss this, and answer several of your other questions about posting bail, in this article.

What is the point of posting bail?

Posting bail is crucial for the arrested person, as it lets them walk free prior to their court dates. This allows them the opportunity to continue working, find professional legal help, and get their life organized before they possibly have to spend more time in jail.

What information is necessary to get a bail bond?

If you need to post bail for a loved one using a bail bond there are few pieces of info that are needed by the bail bond agent. This includes the city, state and location of the jail facility, as well as the defendant's full name and date of birth.

Are there other ways a defendant can be released on bail?

While a bail bond is generally the most affordable option for posting bail it isn't the only way a person can be released. You can post the whole bail amount in cash, in which case you will get most of your money back, once the court hearings conclude, minus court fees. However, it is important to note that bail can often be in the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Can collateral be used when posting bail?

Collateral of high value can generally be used to cover the cost of a bail bond, or for holding purposes. This includes, jewelry, cars, real estate, bank accounts, stocks and bonds and anything else of great value.

How much does a bail bond cost?

There are a few factors that considered to determine the total cash bail amount set by the judge, such as the defendant's criminal history or if they are a they're a flight risk. The cost of a bail bond is generally 10 percent of the total bail amount.

How do I get a bail bond in Idaho Falls

If you need to post bail in Idaho Falls or throughout Bonneville County or the rest of the state, reach out to Michelle's American Eagle Bail Bonds. Our team of bail bond experts have more than 20 years of experience each and are available day or night to assist with your bail needs. To learn more about posting bail in Idaho give our friendly team a call at (208) 522-BOND. We are standing by to help you post bail 24/7!

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