No one is ever fully prepared for an arrest. Very few people have the financial resources to pay for a bail bond once an arrest occurs. So, what is your first step? The first thing you should do when you learn a loved one has been arrested is to call the agents of Express Bail Bonds at 702-633-2245 as soon as possible. Agents are available to take your call all hours of the day or night. They can post a bond in Goodsprings or any other area of Nevada.
Bail Bond Basics
When you receive the dreaded phone call, you should immediately call the agents at Express Bail Bonds. Provide them with all of the information you have and they will begin to fill out the application. If you don't have all of the required information, don't worry. They can call the jail and get what they need. As soon as the application is complete and approved, you will have to pay the mandated 15% premium.
The premium can be paid in a variety of ways. You may even be able to finance it if you qualify. When the premium has been secured, the agent will leave to go post the bond and pick up your loved one. Between the intake/processing and the release process, you may have to wait for several hours to get your loved one home. Both the intake and release processes can take up to 6 to 8 hours to complete depending on how busy the jail is.
In some cases, you may be able to use a property as collateral to secure your bond. The property must be owned outright and possess what is considered to be "real" value. Cars, boats, home, real estate, jewelry, Certificates of Deposits, or any other type of property that has appraisable value can be considered as collateral. In order for it to be used to secure a bond, the value of the property must be at least one and a half times the value of the bond itself. For example, if the bond is set at $10,000, the value of the property must exceed $15,000. This will cover any expenses incurred during the disposal or sale of the property.
Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
Once your loved one has been released, the bail agent will go over the rights and responsibilities for both the co-signer and the defendant. Your obligation as a co-signer is to make sure the defendant follows through on their end of the bargain. If they don't, you will be liable for the full bond amount. You also have the right to revoke the bond and relieve yourself of that obligation. Most co-signers and defendants check-in on a regular basis and remain in compliance with all of the court's stipulations. By working together with the bail bond agents, all parties can remain in compliance and the defendant can return to work and fulfill their obligations to their family.
The defendant also has rights and responsibilities. The 8th Amendment of the Constitution guarantees everyone the right to post bond until they are required to go to court, but there are circumstances that prevent a bond from being offered. This can include the viciousness of the crime, fear of flight, or the risk of injury to themselves or others. When bail is set, however, the defendant must agree to adhere to the court's requirements in order to be released. They must remain within the jurisdiction of the court and also agree to appear at all hearings or meetings. If they don't, their bond can be revoked and they will be returned to jail.
If for any reason, the defendant fails to fulfill their obligations and appear in court their bond will be forfeited. When this happens, the bail bonds agent will be given a specific amount of time to return the defendant to jail and revoke their bond. If the defendant is not returned, the co-signer will be required to pay the full amount of the bail bond on demand. There are instances when a defendant has missed court due to circumstances beyond their control. When that occurs, a prompt phone call to the court can help to rectify the situation. A new court date will be set and the defendant will be allowed to remain out on bond.
Court Location and Jail Specifics
Residents who live in the Goodsprings, Nevada area should know where both the jail and the courthouse are located. The Clark County Detention Center is located at 330 S Casino Center Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you have questions about an inmate, you can call 702-671-3900. They can inform you of an inmate's bail amount, their charges, and when they are scheduled to appear in court.
If you have a case that is scheduled to be heard at the Goodsprings Justice Court, you will have to go to 23120 S Las Vegas Boulevard in Jean, Nevada. The court closes each day at 4:30 pm. If you have any questions about your hearing or what you are supposed to do (or not do), you can call the court at 702-874-1405. The clerk of courts can answer most of your questions. If you have concerns or are unsure of when your court date is, call the court and find out. This will prevent any misunderstandings and will show the judge you are willing to take responsibility for your actions.
Find a Bail Bonds Agent Near Me
During difficult times, you don't want to hire just anyone. Go to the bail bonds agency that has years of experience and is well-known by everyone who works within the industry. The agents at Express Bail Bonds are trusted by law enforcement agencies and the courts because of their professionalism and commitment to their clients. Each of the agents has received extensive training and is ready to do what needs to be done to bring your loved one home as soon as possible. Express Bail Bonds have a powerful reputation. Their willingness to go the extra mile is one of the reasons they are considered to be the best at what they do. Call us at 702-633-2245 today!