|Indiana Bonding Bail Bonds
710 W Morgan St. Suite - 1
Martinsville IN 46151
|Why Choose Indiana Bonding Bail Bonds?
|We strive to provide the best service in our industry. We go to work for you right from the start. We help you in whatever way
possible, regardless of the alleged charges filed. We never judge you or the person who is in custody. Our Bail Agents are
respectful, courteous and empathetic to your current situation. We understand that most people have never previously been involved
in obtaining a bail bond. People often aren't sure what to say when they call. We quickly put you at ease by providing information
about how the bail bonds process works and explain the responsibilities that come along with signing a bail bond agreement.
We walk with you every step of the way, explaining each step of the release process. Agents strive to make this experience as fast,
easy and stress free as we can. Some people want to get their friend or loved one out of jail regardless of what it takes. Others want
information before deciding what to do. Whatever your situation, we are happy to answer all your questions. The agent will obtain
bail information from the jail for you at no charge, no obligation and no pressure. The Bond agent will explain the obligations and
requirements of a co-signer (person posting or paying the bond, signing to guarantee the person in jail appears in court). We want
you to make an informed decision, understanding the risk and responsibilities you take on when posting a bail bond. We also
provide copies of signed documents and receipts for money and collateral received.
As a standard part of our 1st Class Bail Bond Service, we typically meet privately with you much like a loan signing agent. We
respect your privacy, are very discreet and do not drive vehicles with "Bail Bonds" all over them. We continue our service after the
bond is posted and your family member or friend has been released from jail. Bail Bond Agents are available to answer questions
about court dates, provide directions to court, help you get to court if you can't get there, or answer any questions or concerns you
might have in regards to the bond. We are here 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to better serve you. Please contact us -
remember we are here for you!
|How Does the Bail Bond Process Work?
| First off, Posting a Bail Bond in Indiana varies from County to County. Local Judges set the amount of Bail required to be
posted based on the charges filed against the person in jail. This amount is typically stated or described as amount of "Surety".
All Bondsman are required by Indiana law to charge 10% of the Surety amount set by the Judge.
Posting of a bail bond involves a contractual agreement between a bail bond agent and the indemnitor or Co-Signer (meaning the
individual posting the bail). Basically you are taking out an insurance policy through a Bondsman that guarantees the court the person
being released / set free will return to court as required. The bail agent insures or guarantees the court that the defendant (person
being released from jail) will appear in court each and every time required by the judge. For this service, the defendant and Co-signer
must sign a contract insuring they will pay the full amount of bail if the defendant does not appear in court.
Typically, we prefer a family member of the defendant post bail and Co-sign but sometimes allow close personal friends. Collateral
(House, Vehicle or Additional Sum of Money) is not usually required to bail a person from jail. Often a person can be bailed from jail
with a signature of a friend or family member and paying the 10% surety amount. Co-signers need to be working, have regular
means of income and proof of a legitimate job for some time. It's best if the co-signer either owns or rents a home in the same area.
After a contract is signed and bail is paid in full, the bail agent posts a bond for the amount of the bail to guarantee the defendant's
return to court.
If the defendant "skips" or fails to appear in court when required, the court will order the bond forfeited. The co-signer is
immediately responsible for all recovery fees and could after a period of time owe full amount of the surety bail. These additional and
expensive fees can be avoided by making sure the defendant attends all court dates set by the judge.
|What is Bail?
| The term Bail is used in several distinct senses: 1) It may mean the security - cash or bond - given to guarntee appearance of
the defendant, 2) It may mean the bail bondsman (i.e., the person who acts as surety for the defendant's appearance, and into whose
custody the defendant is released, or 3) as a verb, it may refer to the release of the defendant (he has bailed out).
The first meaning is the most common and should be used for clarity. Admission to bail is the order of a competent court that the
defendant be discharged from actual custody upon bail. The discharge on bail is accomplished by the taking of bail (i.e., the
acceptance by the court or magistrate of security, either an undertaking or deposit for the appearance of the defendant before the
court for some part of the criminal proceeding). Bail is evidenced by a bond recognizance, which ordinarily becomes a record of the
court. The bond is in the nature of a contract between the state on one side and the defendant and his sureties on the other. The
agreement basically is that the state will release the defendant from custody, the sureties will undertake or guarantee that the
defendant will appear at specified time and place to answer the charge made against them. If the defendant fails to appear, the
sureties become the absolute debtor of the state for the amount of the bond.
|What is the Purpose of Bail?
| When the bail bond has served its purpose, the surety will be exonerated (released from obligation). Exoneration normally occurs
when the proceedings are terminated in some way or on the return of the defendant to custody. After conviction, the defendant is
committed to custody of the sheriff, and the liability of the surety terminates. You will not receive any money back that you have
paid to a bail bondsman. Some counties require court cost, fines and fees be paid to the jail/court when bail is posted. When the case
is closed and fees are assessed the remainder is refunded to the person posting bail. If defendant found not guilty, all additional fees
will be fully refunded.
|Do I get my money back after the defendant goes to court?
|What if the person I bailed out fails to appear in court?
| Notify The Bondsman immediately, sometimes it can be worked out prior to additional charges being filed. If the defendant
cooperates and turns them self in willingly they may avoid additional charges and bond requirements. Generally the Judge is going to
issue an arrest warrant for Failure to Appear and order the bondsman to immediately surrender the defendant. This would be an
additional offense, separate and distinct from the original charge. Warrants issued are then entered into the National Crime
Information Center (NCIC) database. The bondsman or law enforcement officer may arrest the defendant, or authorize a bail
enforcement agent to do so for the purpose of surrendering him/her back into custody to ensure future appearance in court. When
bail is posted, the defendant (person being bonded from jail) is considered released into custody of the bondsman and his sureties.
|If the defendant does not appear and the court orders an
arrest warrant, can it be set aside if he/she later appears?
| A court will sometimes order an arrest warrant for the defendant's failure to appear. The bond may be reinstated when the
defendant appears in court and offers the judge an acceptable explanation for the absence. Some instances of this would be the
failure to appear due to a death, illness or insanity, or detention in jail by a civil or military authority. An example of illness would be
where the defendant is confined to bed by reason of a doctor's order.
|What is a Bond Indemnitor / Co-signer?
| A bail bond indemnitor is the co-signer of the bail bond. Co-signing a Bail Bond is a contractual agreement between a bail bond
agent and the co-signer that includes paying a premium which is 10% of the surety bond amount. Basically you are taking out an
insurance policy through a Bondsman that guarantees the court that the person being released or set free will return to court as
required. The bail agent post the full bond amount to the court to guaranteeing the defendant (person released from jail) will appear
in court each and every time required by the judge. For this service, the defendant and co-signer must sign a contract insuring they
will pay back the full amount of bail if the defendant does not appear in court. The co-signer is no longer liable for the bond once all
defendant's court appearances have been completed and the case is closed. If the defendant fails to appear in court and the bondsman
or recovery agents are unable to locate the defendant and returned them to custody the bond will be forfeited. Bond Forfeiture
requires the co-signer to pay the full amount of the bail plus all fees and costs associated with the attempted return of the defendant.
| The purpose of bail is to assure the attendance of the defendant, when his / her
presence is required in court, whether before or after conviction, until case is
concluded by sentencing or dismissal.
Continued....Types of Bonds.
Cash, Surety, Property Etc