While most people will jump at the chance to help a friend or relative in trouble, not everyone will be able to afford to post bail. How can someone be absolutely sure that they will get bail money back before posting a bail bond?
For those unfamiliar with how bail bonds work, the process is actually very expensive. If the detainee fails to appear in court the costs to the indemnitor can extend to ten thousand or even over one hundred thousand dollars.
Bail Bondsmen will charge 10 percent of the bail as a fee for their service. This is a non-refundable payment made to the bail bondsman. Many Bail Bond Agents offer payment options and financing.