What is a signature bond?

In 2018, the City of Atlanta pushed through a piece of bail reform legislation that allows people charged with nonviolent misdemeanor crimes to remain free before their trials, based on just a signature. This signature bond essentially promises that the defendant would show up for their court date. The new signature bond system in 2018 […]

How Much is a Bond for a Failure to Appear?

A failure to appear charge is a serious infraction in which a commercial bail bond most likely will not be granted. However, if the FTA (Failure to Appear) charge is deemed eligible for a surety bond, finding a bonding company to take on that risk will prove to be a challenge. To figure out the […]

Can Defendants Leave the State/Country While on Bond?

There are a few reasons in which a defendant will want to leave the state after they have been bonded out of jail, but their court date has not yet arrived. The need to leave the state or country usually revolves around a sudden family illness, a death in the family, or other type of […]

Types of Bail Bonds in Georgia

When you do a quick inmate search on either our website or the local county sheriff’s site, you might have questions regarding the different types of bail bonds available to get a defendant released from that particular jail. In this post, we’ll explain what each of your options are. The different types of bail bonds […]

What Happens When You Don’t Pay the Bondsman?

So, you’ve just got your friend or loved one released on bond with a payment plan, but what happens when you don’t pay a bondsman for that installment plan? There are several things that could happen, which we’ll get into in this post. However, what you’ll most likely run into is that your collateral will […]

Are Bail Bonds Companies Profitable?

You’d think that with the number of bonding companies located in every major metropolitan area, every bail bond company would be profitable, right? Especially in areas with high crime-rates, a bonding company might seem like an all-upside profitable business for any entrepreneur, given that they have a licensed bail bondsman on staff. What many people […]

What Happens When You Co-Sign a Bail Bond

Bail bonds are like any other financial transaction when cosigning. What happens when you cosign on a bail bond is that you are now liable for the sum of money should the primary signer default. If the defendant does not appear in court, you, as a cosigner, are legally obligated to fulfill the requirements of […]

Do You Still Have to Pay a Bondsman if Charges Are Dropped?

If you paid a bail bonds company to get a defendant out of jail and the charges are dropped, or the case is dismissed, you won’t get a refund. The bondsman still delivered a service and got the inmate released on bond without you having to pay the full bond amount. The circumstances surrounding the […]

How Bail Bonds Get Paid

Its amazing to learn how bail bonds get paid on a defendant and co-signer’s behalf once you understand how all of the interested parties work in unison. In this post, we cut through all of the jargon and break down how a bondsman covers payment for a bail bond to get an inmate released from […]

How a Bail Bondsman Makes Money

A lot of people are asking how a bonding company and the bail bondsman who work there make money. Some have even asked if this method of earning an income is moral and furthermore, how much they charge the general public to get a defendant released. We’ll cover all of these questions in this post.