What is a bail bond?
A bail bond is a legal contract between the bail agency, the court system, yourself and the defendant that says the defendant will appear at all of their court dates. If they do not, you, as the co-signer of the bond, may become financially responsible for paying their entire bail amount.
Who qualifies for release with a bail bond?
Any person that has been arrested and arraigned can be bailed out of jail using a bail bond. In some cases a person may not be eligible for bail based on the decision of a judge who reviewed the crime and the defendant's previous arrest record and their flight risk.
If I post someone's bail what are my responsibilities?
When posting bail for someone you become responsible for ensuring that they make it to all of their court dates and complete any necessary check-ins with the bail bond agency.
What happens if someone skips bail?
If a person skips bail the bail bond agency needs to be notified as soon as possible in order to conduct skip tracing. This means they will use a service, most likely at your expense, in order to find and detain the runaway defendant. The Judge will also issue an arrest warrant for the defendant.
How much does a bail bond cost?
The cost of a bail bond will depend on their total bail amount. A bail bond is generally a small percentage of the total cost of their bail.
How do I post bail in Colorado?
In order to file a bail bond in Colorado just give our team at A Alpha Bail Bonds in Denver a call. We excel at gaining fast and discreet release for defendants all over Colorado. We're here to answer any of your questions to ensure you feel completely comfortable with the bail bond process before signing any paperwork. Give us a call at (720) 307-3971 to begin the Denver bail bond process right away!