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At DR Bail Bonds we are here to answer your questions!

At DR Bail Bonds we are here to answer your questions!

When your family member or loved one gets arrested, we know it can be a very stressful experience. We understand bad things happen to good people and are here to help you through the process. Give us a call today at 318-221-0346 to speak with our licensed bail bond agents.

What is the purpose of a bail bond?

To guarantee the release of a person who is accused of a crime until the completion of his or her court appearances.

What is an indemnitor or co-signer?

An indemnitor is an individual or company who agrees to assume the obligation normally placed on a surety if the person a bond was issued on defaults.

An indemnitor or co-signer is a relative or employer who signs the contract with the bail agent insuring the defendant will make their court date(s). Also, they will be the one to turn in the defendant to the bail agent if a court date is missed. The indemnitor or co-signer is responsible for the amount of the bond should the defendant miss court for any reason unless approved by the court.

What is the process of releasing your loved one from jail?

Once a person is arrested, they must be booked. This process may take as little as 45 minutes or up to several hours. Once a judge sets the amount of the bond, the person (also known as the defendant) may post bail and be released until an arraignment hearing is set. A bond is designed to guarantee the defendant’s appearance in court. The bonding company guarantees to the courts they will pay the total amount of the bond, should the defendant fail to appear in court.

When posting a bond with a bonding company, a co-signer or indemnitor is required. A co-signer or indemnitor, who is often a relative or employer of the defendant, will sign a contract with the bonding company insuring financial responsibility, should the defendant fail to appear for any or all court dates. This obligation does not end until the court has exonerated the bonding company from the case.

If the defendant fails to appear in court, the co-signer or indemnitor will need to turn the defendant into the bonding company to be surrendered. If the defendant absconds, the co-signer or indemnitor must pay the full amount of the bond. The bonding company will then forward the amount to the courts.

Once the co-signer or indemnitor has signed a contract with the bonding company, the bail agent will prepare the necessary paperwork for the defendant’s release. After the paperwork has been completed in the jail, the defendant is then released.

How long until the defendent is released from jail?

A definite time frame cannot be given; however, we will insure that the defendant will be released as quickly as possible.

What can be used as collateral?

The use of real property, cash, and credit cards, etc.

When is collateral returned?

Collateral is returned upon completion of all defendants’ court appearances.

What should I bring to post bail?

To post bail you need to bring the fee in cash, check, credit, or debit card (unless other arrangements were made), the collateral (whatever you discussed with the Bondsman), and legal identification.