SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS BAIL?
This is important to know. In its simplest form, bail is something court systems implement in order to prevent overcrowding in jails. When you make bail, you may leave jail and work while preparing for your trial. The bail bond is implemented to ensure people show up to court. For more information on the Bail process, click here.
WHEN I’M OUT ON BAIL, WHAT ARE THE RULES I NEED TO FOLLOW?
All situations vary, but bail bondsmen normally require their clients to check in with the bondsman once a week. Additionally, bondsmen require that the Defendant not leave the jurisdiction without permission and notify the bondsman if any of the Defendant’s contact information changes.
It is essentially viewed as something of value that can be used to secure the bond amount owed. Collateral is normally in the form of cash; however, the Defendant’s property or mortgage might be placed as collateral also.
IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, GENERALLY, HOW MUCH DOES A BAIL BOND COST?
The normal fee an Oklahoma City bail bondsman will charge for his or her services is a premium of 10% of the entire bail amount. This price may be slightly higher depending on the liability assessment conducted by the bail bondsman.
WHAT DOES A CO-SIGNOR DO?
A co-signor, otherwise known as an indemnitor, is someone who vouches for the Defendant and makes himself or herself liable for money owed to the bondsman. Additionally, the co-signor is liable for the return of the Defendant to his or her court proceedings.
WHAT IS A BAIL BOND?
Basically, a bail bond is a financial promise or guarantee made by, or on behalf of, a criminal Defendant. This guarantee is used to promise the Defendant’s appearance in court until the complete end of court proceedings. If there is a failure by the Defendant to appear, a bail bond forfeiture will occur.
TELL ME ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A BAIL BOND FORFEITURE HAPPENS.
As far as a bail bond forfeiture goes, a Defendant in Oklahoma forfeits on his or her bail bond when he or she fails to appear at any scheduled court proceedings.
WHAT ARE THE REPERCUSSIONS OF SKIPPING BAIL?
The repercussions of skipping bail can be found in the Oklahoma Statutes, Title 59, Section 1335. According to this, jumping bond in Oklahoma is a felony offense, which can mean a penalty of up to 2 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE A WARRANT OUT FOR MY ARREST?
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, it’s important to call Mr. Bail Bonds and Co. at
405-230-7450 immediately. We will assist you and verify whether you do or do not have a warrant. We work hard to ensure our clients feel respected and heard which is why we work with them in their time of need.
DESCRIBE A WALK THROUGH/WALK THRU?
Essentially, walk throughs mean the individual has surrendered himself or herself to the county from where the charges against them have been filed. When the time comes and an individual has a bail amount set and a warrant, they are then eligible to do what is called a “walk through” or “walk thru.”
WHEN A BAIL BOND IS EXONERATED, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
When a bail bond is exonerated it means that the Oklahoma bail bondsman is no longer liable for the Defendant’s bail amount. Essentially, the bondsman is released from his or her liability and responsibilities to the Defendant.
What are the DIFFERENT PAYMENT OPTIONS?
We accept several different forms of payment such as certified or cashier’s checks, cash and all major credit cards: MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa.