Bail bonds in Las Vegas can be a complicated thing to maneuver through – especially amongst those dealing with it for the first time.
When someone gets arrested in Las Vegas and bail is available, the defendant has two choices of posting bail. The defendant can contact someone and have that person post their bail with the jail they’re at. To bail someone out of jail this way, they must post the entire bail amount. This can be a financial strain for many of us, especially when the bail amount is set at a high limit. The possible benefit of posting the bail yourself is, if the defendant is found not guilty, you will get your money back. However, if the defendant is found guilty, cash bail is applied toward fines and costs and only the surplus, if any, is returned.
The other option is to use a bail bondsman. By using a bail bondsman, the person will pay 15% of the total bail fee to the bail bondsman. For example, if the defendant’s bail is set at $10,000, then the bail fee will be $1,500 (15% of $10,000). For most people, this amount is much easier to cover than the entire bail amount.
While using a bail bondsman presents a great deal to most folks, people must be wary of unscrupulous business practices a few select agents will use to get every dollar out of you they can. These companies give the honest bail companies a bad name and that’s why at Anthony’s Bail Bonds, we guarantee there will never be any hidden fees.
TIME AND CONVENIENCE
Time is money and for many people, it’s hard to leave work or poses a major inconvenience to have to make an unscheduled stop during your day. Besides the cost, time and convenience are major reasons why people choose to go with bail companies.
By posting the bond for you, we save you the hassle of having to do it yourself and since we already know the bail system inside and out, we can complete things more efficiently than most people.
Many clients ask us why they have to pay the bail company only 15% of the total bail.
By using a bail company to bond out of jail, the bail company is “covering” the entire amount of bail to the court and only getting paid 15%. By bailing you out of jail, the bail company is promising the court that they (the bail company) are now responsible for the defendant to show up at all court dates. If the defendant doesn’t show up to court or misses a court date, the bail company will be responsible to pay the full bail amount to the court.
Still confused about how bail works? That’s what we’re here for. You can have confidence your questions and bail will be handled quickly and efficiently by a company who has more than 20 years of experience in the Las Vegas bail industry. We’ll break everything down for you and can work with you to get your loved ones out of jail as quickly as possible. Call Anthony’s Bail Bonds at (702) 384-2130 today. We’re available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for you!