How do bail bonds work really? Bail bonds are a form of financial guarantee that allows individuals to be released from jail while awaiting trial.
If someone is arrested, they are brought before a judge who sets the bail amount, which is the money that must be paid to the court in order for the defendant to be released from jail.
How it is managed
At Encinitas Bail Bond, we act as a third party between the court and the defendant. They offer to pay the full bail amount in exchange for a fee, which is usually around 10% of the total bail amount.
The defendant or their family members can work with a bail bonds company to secure their release from jail by paying this fee.
Once the fee is paid, we as the company helping you with the process, will then post a bond with the court for the full bail amount, acting as a promise that the defendant will appear in court for all scheduled hearings.
If the defendant fails to appear in court, the bail bonds company will be responsible for paying the full bail amount to the court.
If the defendant appears in court as required, the bond will be released back to us and the fee paid by the defendant or their family members will be kept.