Bad Boys Bail Bonds provides prompt, confidential bail bonding services to Middle Tennessee. We know the bail bonding process is complex and that is why our professional bondsmen will take the time to answer any of your questions concerning the process. We are with you every step of the way in order to ensure your friend or family member gets out of jail quickly and smoothly.
Bail Bondsmen provide surety that you will show up for your scheduled court date. By pledging money, property, or other assets as bail, you provide surety for your appearance in court. Bail bonds are similar to loans, however most banks consider them to high risk to get involved. This is where bail bond companies come in. Bail bonds have a unique security with the court. Bondsmen pays the court with a blanket bond if you do not show up to court.
The booking process records details of the crime and identification of the arrested. This is where fingerprints and mug shots are taken of the arrestee. Physical characteristics such as height, weight, and eye color will be recorded. Other distinguishing characteristics such as tattoos, scars, birthmarks will also be recorded during the booking phase. Background checks will also be conducted by the police.
The arrestee’s possessions at the time of of arrest are confiscated until they are released. Clothing may be confiscated if it has the potential to cause a threat to others or themselves and the arrestee will be given standard jail attire.
Many will seek the help of a bail bondsman if their bail is set too high. A bail bondsman will post bail for a defendant for a lesser fee than where the bond has been set. A bail bond agent will typically collect approximately 10% of the bond from a client, which will not be reimbursed at the end of the trial. Collateral (for example, a car or the deed to one’s property) may also be collected as an extra form of assurance that the defendant will actually be present during their appointed court date.
Should the defendant fail to appear in court, the bail bondsmen may be sent to physically bring the defendant to the court. This allows the bondsmen to attempt to recover the loss of the bond. Outside “bounty hunters” are authorized in some states, while other states require the bail bondsman to apprehend fugitives. To recover monetary losses, bonds agents may sue anyone who doesn’t show up on their court date. Certain companies such as AAA extend their auto coverage to encompass local bonds for traffic arrests. However, If the traffic arrest involves other crimes such as drugs or alcohol, then these companies will not cover the individual.