What Is a Bail Bond?

What Is a Bail Bond?

Learn more by speaking with our team in Glendale, CA

Clients from areas like Glendale, Pasadena & Burbank, CA often come to us asking, “What is a bail bond?” Simply put, a bail bond is a contract that guarantees the court will be paid the bail amount in full if you fail to appear. VG Bail Bonds can make that guarantee for you by accepting collateral for an upfront payment to the court.

If you’ve never had to post bail before, you may have a lot of questions. We’re here to answer them for you. Every situation is different, so it’s important to speak with us directly.

Some of the most common questions we get are...

  • What is a bail bond?
  • How do bail bonds work?
  • Will I need collateral?

Get answers today by reaching out to our team in Glendale, CA.

What is a bail bondsman?

A bail bondsman, also known as a bail bond agent, is a licensed professional who provides financial assistance to individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial.

When someone is charged with a crime, the court may set a bail amount that the defendant must pay to secure their release until their court appearance. However, the full bail amount is often beyond the financial means of the defendant or their family. This is where a bail bondsman comes in.

The bondsman acts as a surety, posting the bail amount on behalf of the defendant in exchange for a non-refundable fee or collateral. By doing so, the bondsman takes on the responsibility of ensuring that the defendant appears in court for all required proceedings. If the defendant fails to appear, the bondsman may be required to pay the full bail amount to the court.

Our bail bondsmen play a critical role facilitating the release of defendants while ensuring they comply with their legal obligations. Get to know our team in Glendale, CA today.

Take a look at our process

So how do bail bonds work? Our team makes it quick and easy. When you hire us, our bail bondsman will...

  • Meet with you to discuss your charges and financial situation
  • Create an agreement regarding financial repayment and collateral
  • Pay your bail so you can go home to your family until trial

We can get you out of a cell and home to your family for as little as 3% down. Don’t sit behind bars when there’s a way out; call us today for a fast and simple solution.