The Nevada Bail Bond Process Explained
Understanding the bail bond process can save a client much undue grief due to the common lack of familiarity with the arrest, arraignment and bail process. The posting of a bail bond or surety bond is by definition a contractual undertaking with a Bail Bondsman and an individual or cosigner posting bail for a defendant. The Bail Bondsmans role is to guarantee to the court that the defendant, if released from bail after an arrest will appear to all scheduled court dates.
In order for an individual or cosigner to secure bail, collateral must be established to pay the court in the event that a defendant does not appear at his scheduled date. Forms of collateral may include a pre-authorized credit account, personal property, a home or some cases just a signature on good credit. At Escape Bail Bonds we can often establish a pre-authorization by phone and always work with clients to determine the best options during this process.
For the Bail Bond service a cosigner or defendant will be charged a 15% fee required by the state of Nevada. This is standard rate for all licensed Bail Bondsmen and at Escape Bail Bonds we offer numerous payment options for our clients. Once a cosigner or defendant has been pre-approved for the bond amount, all required paperwork will be assembled to initiate the bail bonds process. Once payment has been made and all paperwork has been signed, the Bail Bondsman will immediately post bail for the defendant. The bail and release process can take anywhere from a few mintues to a couple hours depending on the workload of the jail or prison the defendant is incarcerated in.
There are many points of consideration when selecting a Bail Bondsman which should include;
- Only work with a Bail Bondsman licensed in the applicable state
- Be sure your Bail Bondsman is willing and able to provide you with copies of all signed contracts, agreements and an itemized receipt.
- A Bail Bondsman should be readily available to assist and answer all questions throughout the bail process
For any additional questions about the Bail Bond process please call Escape Bail Bonds at 702-437-5245 (JAIL) to speak with a licensed Bail Bonds agent.