A bail bond in it’s simplest sense is a guarantee a bail bondsman makes to the court that a defendant will attend all scheduled court dates and court events while a case is active. The bond is our promise that if the defendant fails in his or her court obligation, we will pay or “forfeit” the face value amount of the bail posted.
Now you may be curious as to how this benefits you, the consumer. When a court sets that bail amount, it is almost certainly too much for the average person to come up with in cash, or is simply too high to practically pay out of pocket. When you hire us, you only need pay 15% of the bail amount while we “front” the whole amount to the jail/court in the form of surety bail. That means if the court sets a bail for your loved one at $5,000, you simply pay us $750 instead of withdrawing cash and carrying it to the jail.
Often times we can even finance the premium for you, so if you cannot make the full 15% premium, we can accept a downpayment and allow you to make no interest payments on a flexible schedule that fits your budget and lifestyle.
We can start the release process over the telephone right now! In many instances, with a quick phone call and phone application process, the Las Vegas area bail bond can be pre-approved after payment of the premium. You won’t even need to leave home or work! Please call for details on our exciting BAIL BY PHONE process.
Finally, here is what ultimately is required of you when you bail someone out: If the defendant is not qualified to sign for himself (adequate residency, employment, credit history, etc.), you may be required to co-sign on his bail agreement. It would entail a 2 page application and several disclosures to be signed. This paperwork can be done at our office, via fax, or even through email. Soon, our forms will be available on our site. We will work with you to make it easy. As long as the defendant goes to court each time while the bond is active or violate his or her bond, you will never be responsible for more than that 15% fee.
In short, there are no added fees. That means there are no runner fees, doc fees, credit card fees, etc associated with your bond regardless if it’s posted in North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, or Henderson. Some courts do charge us a bail bond filing fee which may be passed along to you, but that is a fee that the courts keep—not the Las Vegas bail agency. To put it plainly, THERE ARE NO JUNK FEES!
We bail out folks on a wide variety of cases. We offer bail bonds for traffic bench warrants, misdemeanor crimes such as DUI, battery domestic violence, petit larceny, obstruction, and trespassing, and even felony crimes such as assault, burglary, grand larceny, felony DUI, gun charges, drug charges, and robbery. We have posted bonds with face values as low as $90 and as high as $200,000—and everywhere in-between. As long as a court has issued your loved one a bail amount, the odds are extremely high we can get ‘em out fast!
The state sets the mandatory amount at 15% of the bail or $50—whichever is greater. It is actually illegal for a bail bondsman to charge less or more than this. Should a company quote you ANY different rate than allowed by law, we urge you to avoid that company. If they are willing to risk their business by breaking the law, how do you think they’ll treat you and your loved one in the end?
We are so glad you asked! First and foremost, we are solution oriented—meaning, from the moment you call, we assume that any customer calling to bail out a loved one is a client we can help. We are not making you audition for our help. It’s the other way around. We are privileged you are choosing to call us, and we value your patronage. Give us the chance to audition for you! No one in the bail industry is more creative and willing to find the right solution to get your friend or family member out of jail fast. If obstacles exist such as financial issues, lack of consistent residence history, or if you are a tourist just visiting, we can usually overcome them together. We’ll take the time to get the big picture of your situation and offer common-sense guidance to make it happen! When you call us, we’re on the same team with the same goal—get him or her out of jail and home efficiently and reliably.
For many situations, we can start the process right over the phone and even have the bail posted within 30 minutes of approval. There is no need to come down to the office right then. If additional paperwork is needed or a co-signer required, we can get that paperwork after the defendant is out of jail. You can come down to the office the next day, for instance and do the paperwork at a more convenient time. Or many times, we can email or fax you the required forms to make it even easier if you choose. If you have a debit card or credit card handy and can pay the full 15% premium upfront and the defendant is working and has stable local residence, you are usually preapproved. It’s really pretty simple. Phone bail is usually only available on bail amounts less than $10,000 and to clients living locally in Southern Nevada. However, each situation is different and we are able to approve some bonds that do not meet that criteria. Please call and see if you qualify!