Bail Bonds in Sandoval County, NM

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Bail bonds

If an offender is detained, he or she will need to spend time in prison while waiting for a bail hearing. This is a procedure in which the judge is going to establish the amount of money that serves as a guarantee to the court for the temporary liberty of the offender. But not everybody can pay the requested amount of money, and when that is the case he or she will have to stay in prison during the trial. Fortunately, {it is possible to enlist the services of|you can make use of the services of a bondsman to pay for the bail bond.

We will help you find professional bail bondsmen in Sandoval County who will ensure that you or your loved ones can be out of prison, at the very least until the conviction and sentencing.

Use a bail bond to gain temporary freedom after an arrest

The judicial system allows a bondsman to post a bail bond, also called surety bond, to help those apprehended and accused of a crime gain temporarily released from prison while awaiting their court hearing.

The law allows two types of bail -- a criminal bail bond and a civil bail bond.

To be clear, a court does not require a criminal bail bond to punish you for your supposed crime. You are still presumed innocent until proven guilty. Even so, the judge needs to have an assurance that you will show up at trial to face your accuser; thus, the requirement to post bail. If you show up at all of your arranged criminal procedures as promised, and you are eventually acquitted, the bail will be repaid to you. In case you are found guilty, the bail money will be used to cover the fines and penalties that the judge may enforce on you. When you miss the court appearances, the bail will be forfeited and you will be subject to getting arrested.

On the other hand, the civil bail bonds enforced on civil cases serve as a guarantee or a surety with the court where the financial obligations, interests, and costs imposed on the accused can be paid from.

A bondsman is your way to freedom

A bail bondsman is your quick link to getting out of jail after your arrest. If you don't possess enough money to bail yourself out and gain temporary freedom, your best course of action is a reliable bail bond company that will pay the bail for you. Most bail bond companies request a premium of 10% of the total bail amount. That is no more than reasonable, taking into account the risk the company is taking in providing the money. If you don't show up in court, the court will forfeit the bail bond put up by the company. In any case, you do not need to worry yourself with the financial calculations now. Your immediate concern is to get yourself released from jail, and a reliable bonding company can make that happen for you.

Additionally, you do not need to bother yourself with the complex judicial procedure in posting bail because the bonding company will deal with that to help with your release from jail. The only thing that needs to be done is for you or someone else to contact a reputable bail bondsman. That representative will suggest you a deal, proposing to pay your bail to get you released from jail in return for a small fee. With your approval, the bail bondsman will then pay the bail on your behalf, releasing you from jail.

You still need to attend your court hearing though. However, you will be appearing in court in you own clothes and not in a jail jumpsuit. That can increase your confidence as you defend yourself from your accuser. Furthermore, the judge hearing your case will probably have a more favorable impression of you, rather than if you were to arrive in court being dressed in jail attire, seeming like you're already guilty of the criminal offense you're charged with even before the court could make a ruling. You can say thanks to your bail bondsman for making this possible.

How does the bail bond process work?

Finding a good bail bondsman is very important. Sadly, there are dishonest companies around who prey on unsuspecting people who are already desperate .

So be prepared when you contact a bondsman. Ask all questions you might have, and only once all your doubts are quelled should you continue with the subsequent steps of hiring them. They can then start with posting the bail and filing the required paperwork to get you or a friend released.

What information does a bonding company need?

When you speak to a bondsman, they will want to know:

  • The full name and age of the defendant
  • The jail where the defendant is held
  • The booking reference number and the charges

What is accepted as collateral?

In most cases, the bondsman requires collateral with the transaction. This is understandable, considering the risks that are involved. An offender is a flight risk, and there have been many examples where a bonds company needed to employ the services of a bounty hunter to bring back the fleeing offender.

But what is accepted as collateral? In a nut-shell, if a bonding company considers an asset valuable, you are able to use it as collateral for the bail. Listed below are a few examples:

  • Real estate
  • Autos
  • Equities
  • Jewelry
  • Electronic devices
  • Bank accounts
  • Visa or mastercard

If you find that the bond is too steep, bail bonds companies usually offer payment options that you can use. Simply speak with the bondsman to figure out what option is the best one with regard to your situation.

Use our site to look for a bonding company that is perfect for your needs. Most of them operate day and night, ready to assist you or a family member to spend the least amount of time in jail as possible.

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