Bail Bonds Service in Fulton County, GA
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Why Our Fulton County Bail Bond Company?
- Our bondsmen actually answer the phone and we’re open 24/7.
- We walk you through the bail bond process if its your 1st time.
- We have the best rates on bail bonds in Fulton County, GA.
- Our staff is courteous and professional
- Our bondsman has years of experience with the Fulton County jail.
- Payment plans may be available if you qualify.
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Call Our Fulton County Bonding Company
1. Take note of the jail your friend or loved one is being held.
2. Call our Fulton County bail bond agent w/the accused’s info.
3. We’ll verify and inform you of the cost of the bond.
4. We’ll immediately get to work on the defendant’s release.
5. The accused gets released from custody.
6. Make sure the defendant shows up on their court date!
The Fulton County government established the process for bail as part of the Fulton County statute on criminal procedures. That statute states that if someone gets arrested, they may be released from jail without paying bail if there isn’t a danger to other people or a risk that the defendant may flee the state (Failure to Appear). This is known as a signature bond or being ‘released on one’s own recognizance’ (RoR bond).
The statute also states that if a person is accused of a crime in Fulton County, GA, they may be able to post a bail bond unless the sentence carries a potential for life imprisonment or the crime is capital murder. The courts and their judges have a large amount of discretion in setting bail amounts and take a lot of things into consideration when doing so. Fulton County considers the following when setting bail amounts:
- Previous criminal record (priors)
- The nature of the alleged crime
- Violence or violent threats during the offense
- The use of a weapon or firearm
- Gang related offenses
- Attempted corruption of Fulton County officials or employees
Fulton County judges have an obligation to make sure that the bail amount set is not excessive and that the defendant can be considered financially able to pay the bail. When the bail is too high, most people rely on a bail bondsman to assist in the defendant’s release from custody.
You have a couple of options when it comes to bailing someone out of jail. The first option is the most simple. Once the bail amount has been set, you can post cash or put up property as collateral for the full amount of the bond directly with the Fulton County court system. This option very rarely gets used unless you have a lot of disposable income. Most people get bail posted through a third-party bail bondsman.
In Fulton County, bail agents will walk a bond directly to the Fulton County jail on Rice Street and physically hand it to the jailers. The bail agent collects a premium (their fee) and secures some form of collateral. This could simply be a down payment (usually 15% of the bail + jail fees) and a co-signer’s signature on the bond OR if the charges are serious enough/there might be a flight risk, more collateral may be called for.
A bail bond is an agreement between a licensed bail agent (bondsman or bonding company) and the co-signer on the bond. Its purpose is to give the court some sort of guarantee that the defendant will appear in front of the judge on their court date.
When you call a bonding company to post bail for someone detained in Fulton County jail (the one on Rice Street), a bondsman will ask you a few questions over the phone regarding your credit history and ability to afford payment on the bond should the fail to appear for any one of their court dates.
By becoming a co-signer on the bond, you become fully financially responsible for the entire amount of bail should the defendant forfeit on the agreement. This is also known as jumping bail or skipping bail. As a co-signer, you don’t get your money back. So, it is in your best interest to make sure the defendant is present for all court proceedings. If the defendant fails to turn themselves in, the bail bondsman will enlist the services of a bail enforcement agent, previously known as a bounty hunter, to track the person down and bring them to court.
Fulton County Jail Contact Info
901 Rice St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318