With an experienced bail bondsman in Norman, OK. working behind the scenes, no one has to sit in jail for more than a week. Bail bonding paperwork takes no time to complete and less time to file. However, the bond agent must be savvy and intimately familiar with the local court system.
How it Begins
All bail bond processes begin the same way: an arrest. After booking, the inmate or a concerned third party should contact a bail bondsman to help post a steep bail amount. Bail schedules displayed in the jail often give amounts for common crimes. For less common or serious crimes the court imposes bail at the arraignment or at a special hearing. Either usually occurs within 72 hours of booking.
First Things First
To begin processing bail bond paperwork, the bond agent needs the inmate’s bail amount, charge, booking number, detention location, and full legal name. Bail bond paperwork typically requires an hour to complete and the same amount of time or less to file with the court. Release times range from two hours to several days.
Bail Bond Costs
The bail bond cost is set at a premium of 10 to 15 percent of the full bail total. This premium is state regulated; it’s also nonrefundable and does not include associated court filing fees.
Fortunately, most bond agents accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. Using a credit card to buy a bail bond lets the cardholder pay down the balance over a longer period, making the initial bail bond cost much more doable.
Get details about Ken Boyer Bail Bonds , a former councilman and vice mayor now serving as a fast, affordable bail bondsman in Norman, OK.