When a loved one is behind bars and needs you to pay their bail, you may feel overwhelmed by the unexpected costs of putting up the money. Although the experience may feel dire, there are bonds available for you to choose from that won’t necessarily break your bank.
Review the following bail bonds used by many McRae Bail Bonds clients:
Cash Bail Bonds
This bail is exactly what it seems: a bail bond that requires cash to be obtained. A cash bond requires that the cash is paid in full up front. This type of bond is an agreement between the court and the defendant, ensuring that he or she will show up for court dates.
If the defendant doesn’t show up in court for his or her scheduled appearances, the cash bond will be forfeited. A forfeited bond will result in warrant issued for the defendant’s arrest.
Keep in mind that you will get your bail money back only if the defendant attends all court dates.
Surety Bail Bonds
A surety bond is posted by a bail bondsman. The defendant makes an agreement with the bail bondsman in exchange for the bail amount. The agreement also ensures that the defendant will attend his or her court date.
It is normal for a bail bondsman to require collateral from the defendant in order to make sure that the bail money is not lost in the event that the defendant does not attend his or her court date.
With surety bonds, you will not get your money back. Since the bond is paid by the bail bondsman, the defendant must pay a non-refundable bail premium, or a percentage of the total bail amount.
Using a bail bondsman is the fastest way to get your loved one out of jail. Give McRae Bail Bonds a call at 1(210) 463-5561 to discuss the best bail bond option for you to get your loved one or co-worker out of the Bexar County Jail. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will do our best to help you in your time of need.