If you have been charged and arrested for a crime, the court will set a bail amount for your release until your court trial date. Usually, the court will set a bail amount higher than what the defendant can afford to pay. This is where the services of a Miami bail agent is necessary. A bail bondsman, bond dealer, bail bond agent, or a bail bondsperson is any person, corporation, or agency that acts as a surety and pledge property or money as bail for the appearance of a criminal defendant in court.
The Job of a Bail Agent
A bail agent provides written agreements to criminal courts to pay the bail in full if the defendants, whose appearances they guarantee fail to appear on their trial dates. They generally charge 10% of the bail amount in return for their service and may add up additional fees. If the defendant complies with all bail terms and conditions, he or she is entitled to have the money back. Bail agents also ascertain whether a potential client should be issued a bond.
What a Bail Agent Can Do If a Defendant Fails To Appear In Court
Bail agents post bail on behalf of the defendants. If the defendant fails to appear in court, the bail amount will be forfeited by the bail agent. They are also authorized to arrest the defendant to bring her or him to court. In some states, the agent may hire a bounty hunter to apprehend the defendant to recover the bail money the agent paid to the court. They may also bring a civil lawsuit against the defendant or anyone else obligated under the bail agent’s contract.
Need to Hire a Miami Bail Agent?
If you have been arrested in Miami and doesn’t want to spend days in jail awaiting trial, contact MIA Bail Bonds today to get in touch with a Miami bail agent.