It is obvious to say that a bail bond is simply some kind of a security bond that is usually provided with a bail agent or company or bail bondsman whereby they are able to pay up the bond on behalf of an individual in order for the person not to go to jail. In this chapter, we are going to talk about bail bonding and how individuals are able to benefit from it and the various ways on how it works. The reason why bail bonds exist is because there are numerous incidences or situations whereby an individual has been given a particular bail bond to pay and he is not able to come up with the amount of money that is required and therefore he will need to request for the assistance of a bail bondsman or a bail bond agent who will be able to pay up the amount on his behalf in order for him to be released. As much as the bail bonds agent will be paying the amount of money on behalf of the accused it is still important for the individual to be able to raise at least 10% of the bail amount so that the bail bondsman is able to secure the rest of the bail amount in form of a particular collateral.
There are many circumstances where you find that the defendant is not able to raise enough collateral that may be required, but when it comes to such kind of a situation, the bail bondsman will have to gather a couple of friends and relatives in order for them to see how they can be able to come up with a good collateral to stand in for the bail amount. In many cases, you will find that in order for individuals to be able to cover for the full bail amount, they will have to produce extra cash and also the full collateral that is required so that they can cater for the particular bail amount to be posted.
Once the bail bond amount has been taken care of, the following events will be dependent and whether or not the defendant will appear in court after being released. If the defendant does not appear in court, then it will be a disadvantage to him since the bail bond will have to be forfeited and the 90% that was represented with the collateral will have to pay in full. In case the defendant gets to appear in court, the bail bond will have to be dissolved upon conclusion of the court case and the collateral will be given back to the individual who posted it and the bail bonds agent will get the 10% cash fee as his benefit or profit.