When a person is arrested, they are usually able to pay an amount of money to be released from jail until their hearings. This is called bail and the amount of the bail is determined by the crime the person committed, the chance of them reoffending or being a danger to the community, the chance of them skipping their hearings and more. Some people aren't able to afford the bail amount for the crime they are accused of. When this happens, they can turn to bail bonds in Reno
A bail bond is secured through a bondsman. A friend or family member for the arrested person will need to speak with the bondsman and sign for the bond. They must pay a percentage of the full bond amount or give the bondsman sufficient collateral to cover the amount of bail. The bondsman will explain all of the terms of the bond, but it's important the person reads the bond for themselves. Once they pay and agree to the terms of the bond, the bondsman will go to the jail and pay the full bail amount for the arrested person.
As long as the person doesn't get arrested again, they attend their hearings, and they follow any other terms of the bond, the bondsman will get their money back from the jail. At this time, the person who secured the bond does not owe anything further. If they secured the bond with cash, the cash amount is considered the fee and they will not receive that back. If they secured the bond with collateral, they may have to pay a fee for the services but will receive their collateral back. If the terms of the bond are not followed, the bail bonds Reno
will not receive their money back so the person who secured it will either owe the remaining percentage or need to forfeit their collateral.
Getting out of jail allows a person to secure a defense, continue to work, and more. When the person can't afford to pay the bail amount on their own, they can get help from a local bondsman
. As long as they follow the terms of the bond, they will be able to be released and take care of everything at home while they wait for their hearings to complete.