How Bail Works

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Everything You Need to Know About Bail Bonds

Frequently Asked Questions

The bail bond company needs somebody to sign to be responsible for the defendant showing up to all his/her court dates. The rate in Ohio that bond companies charge is 10% of the bond amount. The court usually charges a fee which varies by court.

No. There are no refunds. Once the bail agent posts the bond for the client, the company and the indemnitor (co-signer) are at risk to lose the bond amount if the defendant doesn't show up. Once the case is over, then the cosigner no longer is responsible to pay the total bond, but the 10 percent premium is always due regardless of how long the court case lasts.

No. You can submit a notarized paper to us asking for us to have a motion filed to revoke the bond, but it is up to the judge to decide if a bond is revoked.

Yes. Depending on the co-signer and the defendant’s history, the bail bond company can extend credit on bonds.

Then the co-signer has to pay bond if the defendant is not returned to jail/court. If it is an oversight, the bond company can show up to court with the defendant and ask to stay on the bond.

No, because if you miss court, then there isn't anybody to go to be indemnified - in other words, somebody has to be financially responsible for the defendant.