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Bail And The Cobb County Bail Bondsman

At A24HourBonding we understand that the bail bonding process is not something that most people clearly understand. It is important to you, and to your friend or family member (called ‘the defendant’), that you understand the basics so that you can get them out of jail as quickly as possible. The first thing to know is that you are going to need a ‘Bail Agent.’

A Bail Agent is typically dealing with a friend or family member in distress and trying to assist them in a time of need. When you need to get someone out of jail you want to seek out an individual that understands the system, has experience, and is compassionate. It is very rewarding when a crying parent or friend is calling about their child in jail and we can do something about it. Bail Agents bring families that sense of relief and security in these situations.

Feel free to use the information found below to learn some of the basic facts.

5 Common Bail Bond Mistakes You DON’T Want To Make: When it comes to bail bonds and the judicial system, one seemingly small mistake can wind up costing you extra days, weeks, months, or even years in jail. These same mistakes can also cost you thousands of extra dollars in judicial and legal expenses. Use this simple guide to avoid the ten (10) most common mistakes made by individuals seeking help with bailing a friend or family member out of the county jail. 

Bail Bonds FAQThe term Bail could be used in several distinct forms: (1) It may indicate the security-cash or bond-given for the appearance of the defendant. (2) It may also mean the bondsman (i.e., the person who acts as surety (signer on the bail bond) for the defendant’s appearance…

The History of Bail: Bail in the United States evolved from British statutes and policies, with the newly independent colonies in 1776 formulating policies similar to those established under British tradition. For example, Virginia’s constitution in 1776 – which laid the groundwork for the U.S. Bill of Rights – included a provision stating that “excessive bail ought not to be required.” In 1785, a statute strengthened this provision by giving rules for bail, including one denying bail to those “punishable by life or limb.”…

How Does Bail Work?: The posting of a bail bond process involves a contractual undertaking guaranteed by a bail agent and the individual posting bail. The bail agent guarantees to the court that the defendant will appear in court each and every time the judge requires them to. For this service, the defendant is charged a percentage of the bail amount. Before being released the defendant or a relative or friend of the defendant, typically contacts a bail agent to arrange for the posting of bail. Prior to the posting of a bail bond, the defendant or a co-signer must guarantee that they will pay the full amount of bail if the defendant does not appear in court…

The Arraignment Process: Sometimes people are fooled into believing that because an arraignment happens in a courtroom with a judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney that an arraignment is somehow a trial. This is not the case. Sometimes it is easier, then, to consider what an arraignment is NOT before you try to figure out what it is. 

Your Miranda Rights: You know that you are about to be taken into police custody when a cop say’s “Read him his rights.” , this means you are about to be informed of your right to remain silent prior to being questioned. The “Miranda Rights” OK , but what are these rights, and what did “Miranda” do to get them for you?