Bail Bonds in Richmond Texas
What is a Bail Bond
A bond is a monetary guarantee to appear in Court. In the event of a default (Fail to Appear) all parties are financially responsible.
Bail bond companies charge a fee - depending on the bail amount - to pay the total bail. Most bonds require a Cosigner to sign the bond(s) and Promissory Note to indemnify or pay the cost in the event of default - fail to appear. Therefore the Cosigner must meet certain financial criteria.
Also you should be aware of bond conditions. Both the Court and the Bonding Company will have specific bond conditions for the term of the bond or final disposition.
Example: The Court may require a defendant prior to a conviction, to submit to random alcohol/drug tests. This condition is administered and supervised by the probation department.
Bonding Company conditions vary depending on the company. Reporting or check-ins, updating personal information and obviously court date resets.