How Much Is It to Bail Someone Out Of Jail?
Judges are responsible for setting bail. Since many people want to get out of jail immediately (instead of waiting for a day or longer to see a judge), most jails have standard bail schedules that specify bail amounts for common crimes.
An arrested person can often get out of jail quickly by paying the amount set forth in the station house bail schedule.
Most commonly, the bail process in Kansas begins after a defendant is arrested and booked to jail. Detainees are allowed to make a phone call that can go directly to a bail bond agent or to a family member or friend who contacts the bail bond company. Assuming the defendant doesn’t have sufficient cash to post bail, that phone call triggers a background and financial check, along with the paperwork required to post bail. In some cases, the entire process can be conducted over the phone.
Bail Bond Fees Explained
The bail premium is set by law in Kansas at 10% of the amount of bail. If bail has been set at $10,000, a bail bond company can only charge the defendant $1,000. It’s possible that some bail bond companies will offer payment plans, particularly for higher bail amounts.
Once you are able to pay the 10% percent of the agreed bond amount, the bail bondsman will take full responsibility of the bail fee and ensure that the defendant makes the necessary court appearance until the case ends.
Also be aware that bail bond rates for federal courts are placed at 15% percent flat rate.
Do Bail Bondsman Keep The 10% Fee?
Yes, bondsman will keep the 10% service fee. It is considered a service fee for putting up the full 100% bail bond to the court on your behalf.
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