Bail is the cash payment pledged to the court to let the defendant await their trial outside of jail. The bail amount depends on the severity of the crime and how likely the defendant is to return for their day in court. Essentially, bail acts as a promise that the defendant will return for their court date. If a defendant is bailed out and they don’t show up for their court date, the court keeps the entire bail amount and the defendant is much less likely to be given bail again.
The Role of the Bail Bondsman
Often, the cost of bail is a larger amount than an ordinary person can afford. This is where a bail bondsman comes in. A bail bondsman has already established a line of credit with the court system, so they can act to get your friend or family member out of jail quickly at a fraction of the full bail amount. This is the “bond” in bail bonds — it is an agreement between the bondsman and the person paying the fraction of the bail (called the premium) that says if the defendant does not show up, they are responsible for repaying the full amount to the bonding agency.
At ASAP Bonding, we serve the citizens of Georgia, including those living in Gwinnett, Cobb, and Barrow Counties. Contact us today to learn about our rates, and to find out how quickly we can have your loved one out of jail. We also offer a free warrant search for the greater Metro Atlanta area, so call us now if you’re worried that you might be put in jail. Unlike other bail bondsmen, we are there with you and your family every step of the way, from bailing the defendant out to answering legal questions and ensuring that they always make it to court on time.
Our online system allows you to pay bail bond premiums online, so there really is no better to bail bonding agency in Georgia! Give us a call 24/7 if you have questions or if you need to bail someone out.