Understanding Bail Bonds

Are you in need of Delaware County bail bonds? There are different types of bonds for different situations.

Appeal or Surety Bonds

An appeal bond is money placed into holding until an appeal is decided. If you lose a civil court case, and you decide to file an appeal, you’ll be required to pay an appeal bond. Appeal bonds ensure that defendants who lose a civil court case can’t file multiple appeals to avoid paying the settlement amount.

Immigration Bonds

An immigration bond is a bond paid directly to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This bond allows an immigrant to be released until their immigration hearing. If the detainee attends all mandatory hearings, the money will be returned.

Misdemeanor and Felony Bonds

If you are accused of a crime, you are entitled to bail regardless of whether the crime was a misdemeanor or a felony. However, the bail required for felonies is five to 10 times higher than that of a misdemeanor.

Appearance Bonds

An appearance bond is a written promise to appear for your scheduled court dates. The defendant will also sign an agreement to pay a fine if they miss their court date. Appearance bonds are granted when the accused does not pose a significant flight risk.

Paying Your Own Bail

In some cases, the accused may be able to pay their own bail. If it is your first offense and you have decent credit, verifiable employment and an apartment lease or property deed in your name the court might permit you to pay your own bail.

If you don’t meet the court’s requirements, a friend or family member will have to post bail for you.

The bail process can be confusing. Contact your local bail bondsman if you have any questions.