Bail Bond Process

How the bail bond process works

When a person is arrested they must wait in jail until they are given a bond by a magistrate. The magistrate determines your conditions of release which includes your court date and bail amount. If the person in custody cannot afford their bail amount, they must wait in jail until the trial is over or hire a bail bondsman to post the bail on their behalf.

When contacting one of our bail bond offices please be ready to provide us with the defendants name and the county or jail location. Additionally, its helpful if you know their bail amount, arrest date, and charges.

We are on call 24 hours a day and usally meet the co-signers at the jail or office. In some situations we can make home calls or work visits. During this stage of the bond process, the co-signer and the bail bondsman would do all paperwork and collect premium and/or collateral payments. Additionally, we are capable of doing paperwork electronically or over the phone if the co-signer is out of state.

After the paperwork is finished, the bondsman will post the bond to the magistrate. Once the bond is submitted the defendant is released from jail. Once released the defendant must finish their paperwork and sign the bail bond agreement.

Once the defendant is released they must attend every court appearance and comply with all the bail bond requirements. If the defendant fail to abide and misses court or breaks the agreement; the bondsman can arrest and bring the defendant back to jail.
If you miss court you could be responsible for the payment of the total bond amount. Once the bond is forfeited, one could be subject to loosing any collateral that was used to secure the bail bond.

But if the defendant attends all court dates and doesn't break the bail bond agreement the bond is exonerated regardless of a guilty or not guilty disposition.


At Anytime Bail Agents we understand emergencies happen and getting arrested can sometimes be expensive. For instance, when someone is arrested they could be subject to pay bail bond premiums, lawyer fees, court fines, and/or restitution. Sometimes people simply cannot afford the financial burden of the court system. As a result, we offer financing to help you get out of jail. This allows you to be set free pending a down-payment while you make payments over time until the premium is paid in full. This allows less time wasted in a jail cell and more time with family and loved ones.

Interest Free

All of our bail bondsmans offer zero interest on all of our bail bond payments when financing. Interest is basically a fee you have to pay when borrowing money. We are legally obligated to not charge one penny over 15% of the total bond amount. It is a very serious offense if a bondsman charges more than the state regulated maximum of 15%. That means that unlike other loans, such as auto and bank loans, you do not pay extra for having to have to pay in increments over time.

Custom Payment Schedule

Pay the bail premuim over time on a schedule that works for you. Once a down payment has been made and you are released from jail, you will sign our Memorandum of Agreement document. This document is commonly referred to as a payment plan. This is a binding contract that clearly defines and outlines all payment dates and amounts. This allows you to examine your finances to see what you can actually afford and when you can deliver your payments. Often people choose to have payment dates reflect their pay schedule or other income deposits days.

Low down payment

We know time spent at home with your family during the court process is necessary. When you get into a situation where your bail is set too high too afford; call Anytime Bail Agents. In most situations, we offer as little as 5% down to be released from jail. To illustrate, if you were given a $10,000 bail, you could theoretically be bonded out of jail with a $500 down-payment and finance the remaining 5-10% over time. Our low down-payment program allows you to get back to your family and help focus on what's important.

Payment Methods

We accept most payments such as cash, credit, and debit cards. We understand sometimes these situations happen late at night or during a holiday so we accept most forms of payments. As a result, we are convenient and quick to help you or your loved one out of jail. In certain situations we can take payment over phone.