We bailed our son out a few weeks ago. He was charged with possession of stolen property and his bail was set at $25,000. The bail bondsman told us his fee would be 10% and he let us work out a payment plan. My husband and I just learned our son was arrested again today for domestic violence. We want to bail him out again but wanted to know if we still need to pay for the first bond since he’s back in jail.
If a defendant is out on a bond and they are rearrested yes, you will still need to pay the balance owed to the original bondsman. The cost to purchase bail bonds is regulated by the Department of Insurance and it is actually against the law to charge more or less than the legal rate. A bondsman in Danville earns their fee at the time the defendant gets out of jail and it is nonrefundable.
The only time bail money is refunded is if the defendant is released on cash bail. For the first arrest, this would have meant taking the full $25,000 and posting it with the court. As long as he makes all of his necessary court appearances that money would be refunded at the end of your son’s case.
If you have questions about how bail works call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 925-231-4307. All calls are confidential and free consultations are always available.