Bail Bonds FAQ

What is the purpose of a Bail Bond?
The purpose of a Bail Bond is to guarantee to the court that the person being released on the bond will make all of their necessary court appearances and complete their case.

What is an Indemnitor or Cosigner?
A co-signer or indemnity which is often times a friend or relative, will sign a contract with the bonding company insuring financial responsibility should the said defendant fail to appear for any and all court dates. Should the defendant fail to appear in court, the co-signer or indemnity will need to turn the defendant into the bonding company to be surrendered, or have the case reset.

What is the largest bond A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds can do?
A Second Chance Bail Bonds is available to execute bonds all over the United States. We have serviced bonds of all amounts (There is no bond too big or too small). We have the knowledge and experience to handle multi-complex transactions in the Bail Bond business, rest assured we can handle your case. Please contact us so that we may make arrangements for payment. Many clients encounter this traumatic experience at a very trying economic time, which is why we offer various payment plans tailored to fit anyone's needs.

What is the Process?
Once a person is arrested, they must be booked. This process may take as little as forty-five minutes to several hours. Once a judge sets the amount of the bond, the person also known as the defendant, may post bail and be released until an arraignment hearing date is set. A bond is designed to guarantee said defendant's appearance in court. The bonding company guarantees to the court that they will pay the total amount of the bond should the defendant fail to appear for court.

How long until the defendant is released from jail?
Once a bail bond agent has turned in the bond to jail, it depends on the paperwork process in jail. This may take forty-five minutes to several hours.

What can be used as collateral and why is it needed?
Most forms of collateral are cash and/or property. We accept all methods of payment such as cash, check, credit card, western union, money gram, and wire transfers. Other possible forms of collateral may be vehicles, jewelry, and boats. However, please call us as we will approve other possible forms of collateral on a case-by-case basis. Collateral is needed to financially secure a bail bond.

When will collateral be returned?
Once the disposition has been signed by the judge, collateral is normally returned within two to three weeks after the case is completely settled. Please note, premium must be paid in full before collateral is returned.