Bail is a process in our legal system which allows a criminal defendant to be released from jail while his or her case is still pending. A sum of money is posted with the court to insure the criminal defendant will return to his or her next court date. The money is held by the court until all of the court proceedings are completed. Once all court proceedings are completed the sum of money is returned to the person or company that posted it.
Bail bond is a promise guaranteed by money that the defendant will show up for future court dates. The court will keep all of the money if the defendant fails to appear for a court date and a bench warrant is issued.
You can pay for bail with your own money. The cash must be paid directly to the jail. The money will be refunded back to you in the form of a check two months after the legal process is completed.
If you cannot afford to pay the bail in cash, a bail bond agency can pay it for you. A bail bond or a surety bond is when a defendant or his/her family hires a bondsman to post a bond on their behalf.
By law a bail bond company cannot charge more than 15% of the entire bail amount. If the bail is set at $1,000.00, the cost to bail out of jail is $150.00 or less. In the Sate of Nevada, the Department of Insurance regulates all bail bond agencies.
Once you hire a bail bond company, a bail agent will deliver the bond money to the jail on your behalf. When the bond money is given to the jail, the defendant is released from custody.
Hiring a bail bond agency is easy. Simply contact our agency with the name of the arrested person and the name of the jail he or she is being held in (if known). Our licensed bail bond agents will locate the defendant in the detention facility, contact the facility to verify the bail amount, and then complete the necessary paperwork to ensure the defendant is release from jail.
The bail bonds process may be completed over the phone by supplying one of our team members with the necessary information about the arrested person. In addition, there are a few documents that will require your signature. These documents may be emailed or faxed to you by one of our staff members, or you may come into our office to receive them.
Collateral is something pledged as security for repayment. Collateral is surrendered in the event of the default. Collateral is not always a prerequisite when posting a bond. Each case and situation is different. In Las Vegas when collateral is required, the bonding company will hold something of value to secure bail - a car title, a real estate deed (home or condo) or a bank account. Once the defendant appears in court the collateral is returned to the legal owner.
Note: unlike collateral, the bail agent’s fee (15%) is not refundable. This fee is a payment for services rendered regardless of the outcome of the case.
The bail amount a person must post with the jail is determined by the judge. If you don’t know the amount of bail, don’t worry. The bail agent will contact the Las Vegas jail and find out the amount from them. Once we know the bail amount, we can determine what it will cost you to post bail to insure the defendant’s release.
The following documents are needed to process the bail bond:
We can send you all necessary forms by fax or e-mail.
The largest and most used jail in the Las Vegas Valley is the Clark County Detention Center. It has two facilities and houses over 1000 people.
At our company bonds do not expire. Unlike other companies, the bond we issue is valid for the duration of the entire court case. With Bail Bond Las Vegas you don't have to worry about paying premium every year.
We provide jail release bail bonds for all misdemeanor and felony arrests including:
Bail Bonds Las Vegas is open 24 hours a day and 7 days s a week including holidays.
We are located in downtown Las Vegas.
Have questions? Give us a call at 702-388-8383.