How Bonds WorkHow Bail Bonds Work
During arrest and booking, bail is typically set for a defendant charged with a crime. Bail is money promised to the court to release a defendant from jail until he or she is placed on trial.
If the defendant does not have enough cash to cover the bail set by the court, he or she may contact a bail bondsman to post bond. Bondsmen charge defendants a small portion of the set bail amount, and in exchange, the bondsman pays the remainder due to the court, securing the defendant’s release.
Once bond has been posted, the defendant is required to show up for his or her court date. If you are in immediate need of a licensed bail bondsman, call Gulf Coast Bail Bonds. We are available 24 hours a day to serve you.