No matter how hard we try, bad things can still happen to good people. When you learn that a loved one has been arrested, the stress and frustration you feel can be enormous. The best way to alleviate that frustration and stress is to call a bail bond agent who has the knowledge and experience to take care of the situation and put your mind at ease. Residents of Laughlin, Nevada can call 702-633-2245 and speak to an agent from Express Bail Bonds. All of the agents are highly trained and can work anywhere within the state of Nevada.
Make That First Phone Call
When an arrest occurs, time is of the essence. The longer you wait to get the bail bonds process started, the longer your loved one will have to remain in jail. Many jails have a curfew or “lights out” time which can delay your loved one's release. Make that first phone call as soon as you learn of the arrest. Within 30 minutes, you will know if your bail bond application has been approved. The next step is to secure the bond with the state-mandated 15% premium that must be paid up front. This fee is mandated by the state and cannot be negotiated or refunded once the bond has been released. If you can pay for the premium with a credit/debit card, your bail bond application can be completed over the phone, via email, or through text. The agents at Express Bail Bonds make posting a bond easy!
Learn the Bail Bonds Process
The bail bonds process isn't difficult to understand. It starts as soon as you fill out the application and secure the bond with the 15% premium. Once the application has been approved and the premium has been taken care of, the bail bonds agent will travel to the jail and post the bond. The booking and intake process once a defendant has been arrested can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to complete. If a bond has been posted, they will move directly from the intake process to the release process.
The release process normally only takes from 2 to 6 hours to complete, often times, less than that. The length of time will be determined by the number of staff on hand at the jail and whether it is a holiday or over the weekend. Once the defendant has been released into the custody of the bail bonds agent, they will go over the rights and responsibilities of both the defendant and the co-signer.
Ask Questions! Express Bail Bonds Has Answers!
A person's rights and responsibilities, while they are out on bond, can be confusing so it's important that if you have any questions, ask them right away. A few of the most commonly asked questions include the following:
- Does a bail bond expire? No. Bail bonds don't expire. They will remain in effect until the close of your case.
- Can I leave town while out on bond? No. While you are out on bond, you must remain within the jurisdiction of the court at all times.
- What happens if I'm charged with another crime while out on bond? If you are charged with other types of criminal activity while you are out on bond, you may lose your right to bond. This means your bond will be revoked and you will be returned to jail.
- What does forfeiture mean? Forfeiture means that if you do not appear at your hearings and are listed as a fugitive, your bond will be forfeited and your co-signer will become liable for the amount if you are not returned to the jail.
- Can my bond be revoked? Yes, your bond can be revoked. A revocation can be asked for by the judge or the co-signer. If you do not comply with the court's requests or the co-signer no longer wants to be responsible for the bond, they can ask the court to revoke the bond at which time you will be re-arrested and returned to jail.
- When will my bond be released? Your bond will be released at the end of your trial or if the case has been dismissed.
- Can I be refused bail? Yes. Even though it is a Constitutional right protected by the 8th Amendment, if the judge believes that you are a flight risk or that you may harm yourself or others, he/she may refuse to grant you bail and force you to remain in jail until the date of your hearing.
These are just a few of the most common questions bail bonds agents hear. If you have any questions at all, please call 702-633-2245 and have a professional bail bonds agent answer them. It is much better to be fully informed than to take a risk and be unprepared.
Doing Your Part
Once you have been released on bond, it's up to you to follow the court's demands and do what they ask. While you are out on bond, you have an opportunity to work with an attorney to build your case. You should also return to work and do everything within your power to make sure your family is taken care. This is especially true since you may not be able to go to work during your trial. Make the necessary arrangements to ensure your family is properly cared for no matter what happens.
Call the Bail Bond Professionals Near Me
When you have questions or are in need of a reputable bail bonds agency, call the agents of Express Bail Bonds today. Bail bonds are their job and they take them very seriously. Don't let the stress of the arrest get to you. The agents at Express Bail Bonds will help to protect your rights and do everything possible to make sure you are treated fairly at all times. Don't call just any bail bonds agency. Call Express Bail Bonds! With their many years of experience, they have seen almost every situation and are always ready to help.
If you live in or near the Laughlin, Nevada area, your first call after an arrest should be to the agents of Express Bail Bonds. Any time, day or night, they are always there to answer the phone and take care of business. Call our Las Vegas Bail Bonds at 702-633-2245 to speak to a live agent at any time! When you need them, they will be there!!