Arrests are often untimely and always unfortunate. Staying in jail and waiting for trial proceedings to begin is even worse. Luckily, with quick and easy bail bonds in Atlanta, pre-trial jail time can be avoided. With flexible payment options, a co-signer and collateral, anyone can secure a bail bond.
Bonds: Quick Intro
After an arrest, the court imposes bail. Paying bail is an incentive for the defendant to attend their trial proceedings. After completing trial proceedings, the court returns the defendant’s bail. If the defendant does not appear, the court does not return the bail.
For those who can’t pay bail upfront and in full, a bail bond serves as the defendant’s legally binding promise to return to court for trial. The actual bond is an agreement between multiple parties: court, bond agent, defendant, and co-signer.
is a Co-Signer?
A co-signer is another party who acts as a guarantor, shouldering the responsibility of ensuring the defendant makes court dates. The co-signer is also an indemnitor, agreeing to pay bail in full should the defendant flee.
A co-signer improves a defendant’s chances of securing a bond. It adds another layer of security to the bond agreement, reassuring the bond agent that they won’t be saddled with the defendant’s full bail if case of flight.
Bond Costs, Payment
Bail bonds cost 10 to 15 percent of full bail. Agents accept credit, debit, or check cards. Payments via wire transfer and Western Union are also acceptable. In the absence of funds, defendants and co-signers can put up collateral, which is a property of value that can serve as a form of payment such as boats, cars or jewelry.
Contact Free at Last Bail Bonds to find out how easy and fast it is to secure bail bonds in Atlanta.