Bail bonds can be a confusing subject for those unfamiliar with them. Fortunately, if you need help, we are here to explain how they work.
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Great! Check out the information we have put together below, which explains how bail bonds work and how to get them in Las Vegas.
How Exactly Do Bail Bonds Work In Las Vegas?
As you have probably heard, when someone gets arrested, one of the first things they should do is post bail.
After they are taken to the police station and undergo the booking process (which can take one to several hours), they are then usually given a chance to pay their bail based on a chart of common offenses.
Bail for a Class B misdemeanor, for example, is $500 for the first offense.
In cases like these, a person can usually just pay the amount and get out of jail. However, in some cases, the bail amount is too high for the person to pay by themselves.
These cases are different and require the help of a bail bonds company.
Rather than wait in jail for their trial to conclude (which can take a long time), a person can call a bail bonds company to post bail on their behalf.
If an individual goes this route, they pay the bail company a 10% to 15% premium of the total bail amount while the agency covers the rest for the court.
In Las Vegas, the bail bond premium set by law is 15% of the total court-ordered bail amount, plus jail fees.
This means that if the court decides to release the defendant on bail for $10,000, the defendant must pay the bail bond company $1,500. This amount is not refunded to the defendant and is kept by the bail bond company.
After the trial, if the defendant keeps all of their court obligations, the bail bond will be exonerated, and the bondsman will get back the bail they posted on behalf of the defendant.
If the defendant does not keep all of their court obligations and the bail money is confiscated by the court, the bail bond company usually recoups the loss through collateral from the defendant.
How Do I Post Bail In Las Vegas?
When posting bail in Las Vegas, you have three options:
Pay the whole bail amount
For this option, the defendant pays the entire bail amount all at once. Depending on the facility, a person may pay with cash, check, or credit card.
Released on OR (Own Recognizance)
For this option, the defendant is released without having to pay any money. This is most often reserved for first-time offenders or for minor crimes in which the defendant is not a risk to the community. Essentially, the defendant promises to appear in court based on the honor system.
In more serious cases, the defendant can hire a defense lawyer and ask the judge for a lower bail amount or request for the defendant to be released on OR.
Getting a bail bond
For this option, the defendant has a bondsman post bail on their behalf. First, the defendant must pay 15% of the total bail amount to the bonding company. Then the bail company will post the whole bail amount on the defendant’s behalf.
Once the bail is processed, the defendant may be released after 1 to 12 hours, depending on the day, time, and facility.
Please remember that posting bail differs slightly depending on the facility.
Important info: If the crime takes place on a weekday, a person should be released within the day. Unfortunately, if the arrest occurs on a weekend or holiday, it may take 72 hours before the bail is processed.
Here are links to prominent Las Vegas area detention centers where you can find more information.
Clark County Detention Center (CCDC)
330 S. Casino Center Blvd
3200 Stewart Ave
18 E Basic Rd, Henderson
North Las Vegas Detention Center
2332 Las Vegas Blvd N
Online Bail Bonds Las Vegas
When someone important to you is incarcerated, getting them out of jail quickly is certainly the priority. But, sadly, not everyone can leave their home immediately to post bail for their loved ones, especially if the detention center is far away.
Fortunately, some companies can process your bail bond request online. All you need to do is submit your application to the agency, and the agency team will post the bail on your behalf.
The good news is:
All N One Bail Bonds offers online processing for all of our clients! You can fill out our application form here.
Bail Bonds Henderson
Individuals in custody at the Henderson Detention Center may post bail at either the Henderson Municipal Court or at the Henderson Justice Court located at 243 Water St., Henderson, NV 89015.
Business hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 7 am to 5 pm.
If you need to post bail after business hours, you may proceed to the bail gate at S. Texas Ave.
If you need a bail bond in Henderson, Nevada, contact All N One Bail Bonds right away at (702) 333-2663.
Further Reading. Las Vegas Vs. Nevada. Do Bail Bonds Work Any Differently?
The process for getting a bail bond in the state of Nevada is virtually the same as in Las Vegas. There are minor differences, however, depending on your jurisdiction, so we recommend contacting your local bail bond agency to find out more detail.
How Much Bail Do You Have To Pay In Nevada State?
In Nevada, standard bail amounts are pre-established for certain crimes and offenses.
For example, bail for a DUI case in Nevada is set at less than $5,000 for first-time offenders.
For violent misdemeanors with no extenuating factors, the bail amount is set at $3,000.
However, when it comes to serious crimes and offenses, a judge always sets the amount.
Are Bail Bonds Worth It?
For most people, the answer is yes!
Bail bonds cost way less and help you get your loved ones home quickly, giving you peace of mind that they are safe.
Do Bail Bonds Agencies Take Payments?
Even though bail bond premiums are only 15% of the total bail amount, this can still end up being a lot of money.
For this reason, some bail bond agencies offer payment plans with down payments as low as $100.
These arrangements, however, virtually always require collateral.
Collateral can be anything of value, such as your house, car, or even jewelry.
Can You Bail Yourself Out Of Jail?
Yes, you can certainly bail yourself out of jail if you have enough cash on hand.
How Does A Bail Bondsman Make Their Money?
Bail bondsmen make their money in different ways:
#1. Bail premiums. These are generally set at 15% of the full bail amount.
#2. Increased bail. For example, if a defendant skips out on court and the judge decides to increase the total bail amount, the premium will go up too.
#3. Compensation from the defendant. If, for example, the defendant breaks the requirements of the bail, and the bail bond agency loses their money, the bondsman can demand payment from the defendant with interest as allowed by law.
The bondsmen can also reimburse themselves with other charges associated with the transaction, such as notary fees and travel expenses.
#4. Taking collateral. Bail bond agents recover losses by taking property and valuable items put up by the defendant beforehand.