Understanding the bail process can be overwhelming
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Bail is designed to help individuals who have been arrested be released from jail until their court case comes to a close. At the same, the amount of the bail is set high enough to deter the individual from fleeing and instead, force them to go to court.
No matter what bail bond agency you use, Nevada legislation has set the cost of a bail bond (the premium) at 15% of the face value of the bond, plus jail fees. No more, no less. For example, if the face value of the bond is $10,000, you would pay $1,500 to All n One Bail Bonds in order to secure a release from jail.
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Posting bail on behalf of someone is not something that most people are familiar with. If your loved one has been arrested and calls you from jail, you may find yourself in unfamiliar territory. Requirements vary based on the city and county that your loved one has been arrested in, but here is what you will need to get started. You will need as much personal information about the bailee as possible:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Physical Address
- Phone Number(s)
- Employer Information
It is important to note that after your loved one has been released from jail, the bail agency may require the bailee to check in with the bond company and sign release forms.
You will also need to bring with you your own personal information:
- Current, State-Issued, Driver’s License
- Proof of Address (mortgage bill, rental agreement or utility bill)
- Current Pay Stub
- Phone Number
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- In some cases, you will need references of someone that both you and the bailee know. Bring their names, phone numbers and addresses.
Finally, a way to pay the bail bond:
No matter what bail bond agency you use, Nevada legislation has set the cost of a bail bond (the premium) at 15% of the face value of the bond, plus jail fees. No more, no less. For example, if the face value of the bond is $10,000, you would pay $1,500 plus jail fees to All n One Bail Bonds in order to secure a release from jail.
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In the state of Nevada, bail bond agencies and the courts can impose their own conditions of bail which can vary based on the offense and circumstances surrounding the arrest. Here are some common conditions of bail:
- Living at a particular address to help prevent the defendant from absconding, committing further offenses whilst on bail, interfering with witnesses, for their own protection, or if the defendant is a child or young person – for his own welfare and interests
- Show up for court hearings. If you fail to attend your court hearing a bench warrant will be issued and you can be arrested. The judge then has the power to increase your bail or revoke your ability to bail out of jail. The bail bond agency also has the right to revoke the bail.
- Obey the law. If the defendant is arrested while out on bail, the right to bail out may be denied.
- Have zero contact with your victim. If the defendant did harm to another person the courts need to ensure the victim is kept safe. As such, a protection order will be placed.
- Abstain from drug or alcohol use. Random drug and alcohol testing may be ordered. If the defendant fails to take the test, tests positive or is caught using alcohol or drugs, the bond can be revoked.
- Remain in the county or state. Not everyone who is arrested in Las Vegas lives in Las Vegas. The courts will heavily weigh whether the defendant is a flight risk. An order to remain in the county, state or country may be placed.
- Immediately report any change of address. In most cases the defendant has 48 hours to notify the courts and the bail agency.
- Have frequent contact with the bail bonds agency. It is common for a bail agency to require routine check ins and/or require the defendant to call in and update them once every two weeks. If contact orders are not met, the bond can be revoked.
There are several benefits to consider when bailing someone out of jail:
- Defendants can go back to work, school, home, family and continue with their normal daily life.
- Permits the unimpeded preparation of a case, meaning they have the ability to work on their defense.
- Serves to prevent the infliction of punishment prior to conviction – sitting in jail if deemed six months later innocent.
Co-signing for a bail bond is a big responsibility. Before you sign on the dotted line, you need to know a few things. Here are the responsibilities of the co-signer.
- Maintain contact with the bailee. It is important for you to know where they live and work at all times. If they fail to attend their court dates you will need to find them quickly.
- Help ensure the bailee goes to court dates. Paying close attention to their court dates, reminding them or taking them can minimize your liability and ensure they remain out of jail until they are tried and sentenced.
- Work with the bail bond agency if the bailee has their bond revoked. When you sign as a co-signer you are stating that you agree to work with the bail bond company if the bond is revoked. Meaning you are responsible to report where the bailee is if you know and encourage them to turn themselves in.
- Pay off the bond if the bailee runs when their bond has been revoked. When you co-signed the bond, you paid the 15% of the face value of the bond. If the bailee runs you are on the hook for the full amount of the bail. For example, if the face value of the bail is $10,000, the bail posted would have been $1,500. If the bailee runs you will owe the full $10,000. If you are unable to pay, the bail bond agency can sue, garnish your wages, seize your bank accounts and assets, or possibly place a lien against your home.
Under current law, a defendant has the right to bail if the custody holds have expired or there is no sufficient reason not to grant it. Any person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The main reasons for refusing bail are that there are substantial grounds for believing that the defendant would:
- Commit further offenses while still on bail
- Interfere with witnesses
The courts will consider the following:
- Nature and seriousness of the offense
- Character, antecedents, associations and community ties of the defendant
- Bail record
- Strength of evidence
The courts may also refuse bail:
- For the defendant’s own protection.
- Defendant is already serving a custodial sentence for another offense.
- The court is satisfied that it has not been feasible to obtain sufficient information.
- The defendant has already absconded previously.
- The defendant has been convicted but the court is awaiting a pre-sentence report or other inquiry.
- Prior charges for a non-imprisonable offense, has already been released on bail or has been arrested for absconding or breaching bail.
- Previous convictions for certain sexual or homicidal offenses.
It is the defendant’s responsibility to check with the district attorney’s office for any court dates. If court dates are missed penalty fees begin to accrue. Act immediately by contacting your bail bondsman and/or your attorney. This may prevent the need to post further bonds.
All n One Bail Bonds does not always require collateral, depending on the value of your bond. We will work with you to determine appropriate solutions. If you do put up collateral, it will be returned to you once the defendant shows up for his or her appointed court date.
Once we receive your information it takes us minutes to create the bond. Because we are two blocks from the sheriff’s office, we can deliver the bond straightaway. However, depending on how busy the jail is or how long they take to process the bond, on average the discharge takes between three to four hours.