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Frequently Asked Questions About the Bail Bonds services in Cuyahoga County Ohio

FAQ | JC Bail Bonding

Here are some common questions that we have received from our clients over the years. Just give us a call at 216-588-1410 for more information on any of these topics or if you have a question that we have not covered here.

What is bail?

A bail is a contract between the court and a bail agent who indicates that the agent will make sure that the defendant appears in front of the court for all of their required hearings or will pay the full bail amount to the court.

What is a bond?

A bond is a money paid to the court as a surety that a person who has been arrested and released from jail on Bail as a surety that he will appear in all appearances required by the court.

What happens after my arrest?

After you are arrested, you will be taken before a Judge of a Superior / Municipal Court who determines if there is probable cause to make an accusation. The judge:

– makes sure that you understand the charges and accusation against him and the possible punishments,

– advises him of his right to have a lawyer,

– advises him on his responsibilities when obtaining a lawyer,

– decides if you should be detained or released until the pending trial,

– and determines whether a bond should be established.

You must provide the judge with any information you request.

How much does bail amount?

Generally, the bail industry standard fee is 10% of the full bail amount. However, there are several group discounts (armed forces, union, AARP, owners, etc.) that are available to qualifying individuals. For more information about our rates call JC Bail Bonding at 216-588-1410 and an agent will be available to assist you.

What are the responsibilities of the arrested individual?

The arrested individual is responsible to appear in court for all of his required hearings. Some individuals arrested are also responsible for paying their bail rates.

How does bail work?

If an individual is arrested and a bail has been established by the court, the individual can secure his release while the case is pending by putting cash or property, equal to the full bail amount, as collateral in court. Once the case has been concluded in court, your guarantee will be returned to the depositor.

If an individual does not have enough money or property to cover the full bail amount, he can use the services of a bail bondsman or “bondsman” through JC Bail Bonding Cuyahoga County Ohio.

The agent undertakes to ensure the freedom of the arrested individual in exchange for a small fee.  The arrested individual is also required to provide a cosigner who will take responsibility for the entire full bail.

When the fee has been negotiated and a cosigner has taken responsibility for the full bond, the bail agent delivers the bail to the jail and the arrested individual is released.

How can I save money?

There are reduced rates for detainees and their co-signers. If an arrested individual or his co-signer is a member of a qualified group such as the AARP, the armed forces, veterans or labor union will receive a discount on their bail. For more information on how you can save money on bail, call JC Bail Bonding Cleveland OH at 216-588-1410

How long is the bail process?

In most cases, the bail process is timely and efficient. The bail agent will ask a series of questions to the person who communicates with the agent over the phone to rate the bail. When the qualification process has been completed, the agent makes preparations for that individual to visit the branch and complete the process. The bond is delivered to the jail and the individual is released.

The time between the first call to the bail agency and the release of the arrested individual is between 30 minutes and six hours. The main delay is the time it takes the prison to prosecute the individual for release after the bond has been released to the jail. JC Bail Bonding Cuyahoga county OH cannot speed up the release of the detainee once bail has been released to the jail.

Can I start the bail process over the phone?

If a loved one or friend is in jail, you can speed up the process of your release by calling your local JC Bail Bonding Cleveland OH branch immediately. An agent will be available to assist you and begin the process to free your friend or loved one now. Even the agent can pre-approve and deliver your bail to the jail before you arrive at the branch by calling at 216-588-1410.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept most credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, Western Union, personal checks, money orders and cash.

Who can pay the bail for me in Cleveland?

You can pay bail bond yourself, or have someone over 18 pay it on your behalf or use a guarantor to give surety that you will appear in the court.

Who pays the bail assumes full responsibility for his appearance in court or you can take the professional services of Bail bond agency who is willing to serve 24 hr.

If you fail to appear as required, an order will be given immediately for your arrest and your bail or bond will be lost.

How long will it take for the arrested individual to get out of jail?

Depending on jail release times, the bail process usually lasts between 30 minutes and six hours. The bail agent has no control over the release of the detained individual after the bail has been delivered to jail. In some cases, the detainee’s release may be delayed by the high number of other detainees who are also in the process of release.

How can I pay a deposit for Bail?

Professional Surety in charge of Bail Bonds; a professional bail bondsman charges a nonrefundable service fee to present a bond. In addition to this fee, the guarantor may require some property or collateral money to secure his freedom.

¿Se Habla Espanol?

Si!  Nuestro equipo está integrado por agentes de habla hispana listos para ayudarle en cualquier momento.

Will my money be returned when the case is closed?

The fee charged for bail is not refundable after the detainee is released from jail.

The fees are also not reimbursable regardless of whether the court files formal charges against the arrested individual. If for some reason, the jail does not release the detainee after the bail has been paid, all the money is returned to the individual who delivered it to the agency.

The fee for services and the collateral must be declared on the bond form. Make sure the information is correct on the form, that you get a receipt and that you understand the actions that the guarantor can take if you do not fulfill your obligations.

Do I need a lawyer?

You do not need to have a lawyer. However, a lawyer can offer you legal advice, help you defend yourself and protect your interests before the court.

How can I get a lawyer?

If you want to hire a lawyer but do not know one, or if you prefer to defend yourself but consult a lawyer, the Lawyer Referral Service of your local Bar Association can help you. Look in the Yellow Pages under Lawyer Referral Service.

If the offense is punishable by jail time and you want to hire a lawyer but cannot afford to pay it, the state can provide you with a free lawyer, as long as you meet the necessary requirements to be eligible.

If you do not have the necessary qualifications to be eligible for a public defender, there are many organizations and law firms that provide free or low-cost legal services.

When should I contact a lawyer?

Immediately! Your lawyer will need time to prepare your case for the trial. If you have not hired your own lawyer or a public defender even at the beginning of your trial, the judge can make you go to trial without a lawyer. The public defender may refuse to work on your case if you request it less than 10 business days before the trial.

Do I need collateral or guarantee?

Although some bonds require that the detained individual or co-signer make collateral, several bonds, however, can be made with only one guarantee signature.

What are the responsibilities of the cosigner?

The co-signer has (2) main responsibilities.

First, the co-signer must demonstrate that they can guarantee the presence of the individual arrested in court.

Second, you must show that you can pay the full bond amount if the arrested individual does not appear in court for a required hearing.

NOTE: Ohio state law allows the bail bonding agent Cleveland, up to 360 days (1 year) to return the arrested individual to court before bail has to be paid. If the arrested individual does not appear in court for a required hearing, call JC Bail Bonding OH at 216-588-1410 and arrange to reestablish bail. The reestablishment of the bail allows the individual to return to court, without being arrested, to resume his case.

What if the arrested individual does not appear in court?

If the arrested individual does not attend one of your required hearings, the most important thing you should do is call JC Bail Bonding OH and make arrangements to reestablish your bail. The reinstatement of bail is a notice from the bail agent to the court stating that the arrested individual is planning to return to court voluntarily to put the situation on the calendar again. The notice also indicates that the agent agrees to remain responsible for the bond.

If the arrested individual is not willing to appear in court, call JC Bail Bonding OH immediately at 216-588-1410. As the co-signer, you are responsible for the full bail amount until the defendant returns to court.

Can I get bail on an arrest warrant?

If you or a loved one has a pending warrant, you can avoid the inconvenience of being arrested by letting JC Bail Bonding Ohio take your warrant to the sheriff’s department or police department. In most cases, you do not need to be present and we can call you to notify you of your court date.

Do you offer to finance?

We offer flexible payment options to assist our clients who cannot pay our fee immediately. Our priority is getting you out of jail as quickly as possible, not how quickly you can pay our fee.

For more information call JC Bail Bonding OH at 216-588-1410. An agent is available to assist you.