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When a defendant is taken into custody by law enforcement, a number of things can happen. 

Most commonly:

  • The Defendant is released. No Charges are filed.
  • The Defendant is released on his or her Own Recognizance. (O.R.)
  • The Defendant is released on a bail bond.
  • The Defendant remains in custody until arraignment.

A bail agent arranges for the release of a defendant accused of a crime from jail  by guaranteeing the court that the defendant will appear for all court dates required by the court. If the defendant does not appear,
it is the bail agent’s responsibility to get the defendant back in court and if they cannot return them to court, then
they must locate the defendant and rearrest them and return them to jail. If the bail agent fails to do one of those,
then the bail agent must pay the full face amount of the bond.

A bail agent is licensed to transact all aspects of bail required to have a defendant released from jail or court custody
through the use of a surety bond. The agent is licensed by the state and is required to pass and exam, as well as a
thorough background investigation. The law strictly prohibits any bail agent from giving legal advice.

No, you do not have to use a bail agent, BUT you should call and discuss your situation with one of our trained agents to get all the information that you need before you make your decision.
Some of the options available are:

  • Pay the full cash bail directly to the court in the form of cash, cashier’s check or money order.
  • Pay the full cash bail in the form of funds from the US Treasury.
    Accommodation can sometimes be made through the court to use real property as collateral. The laws vary and can be
    very specific as to how this is negotiated. You should consult with your attorney or the court clerk for more details.
  • Post a bail bond. This is also referred to as a “surety bond”.
    This can only be accomplished through a licensed bail bond company such as 24/7 Bail Bonding Company.
    Always ask to see identification from anyone who claims to be a bail agent.

The first Court appearance is called an Arraignment. The defendant will be asked to enter a plea.
Plea. It is a good idea to bring an attorney if he or she
has one. The defendant will be given three options for a plea. A) Guilty, B) Not Guilty, C) No Contest (nolo contendre)
A plea of No Contest is the same as a guilty plea, but the defendant does not admit civil liability, The defendant
should never enter any plea without speaking with an attorney first.

Yes. There will could be Multiple Appearances. After the arraignment, the defendant will be given another appearance date. Please make sure
that the defendant makes all appearances. The defendant should consult with an attorney. It is better to have an attorney who practices criminal law.

At the first court appearance (arraignment), the defendant will be asked if he or she can afford an attorney.
If the person says no, a public defender will be appointed before the hearing. 

If the information is available, the Bail Agent will let you know the arraignment date. If the appearance date was not available at the time you met with your bail agent, the defendant will get that information upon release.   If there are questions about a court date, please call the agent who bonded you
out or you can call (770) 447-7865.

24/7 Bonding Agents are the quickest, the most efficient, and the most knowledgeable bail bond agents.  We use  ‘state of the art’ equipment to process all applications, credit cards, and deliver the all the necessary documents to get your friend and family released as quickly as possible. 

Then it is up to the jail, or release center to take these documents (Power of Attorney) and release the defendant.  How long it takes to release a defendant is determined by how efficient the corrections officers are, and how many other people have been arrested before your friend or family member.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays are usually the busiest. Being realistic, in some counties it can be from 4 to 10 hours after the bail bond agent has delivered the documents to the release center.

Calling us first as soon as possible will help the defendant get out of jail quicker.

You do have to have good, established credit to qualify. Meaning you have to have credit and be using it responsibly. We take into consideration several factors: length of residency, employment and arrest history, ability to make payments and other factors. Applying is your first step in determining how we can help you.  

As the ‘indemnitor” You agree to be financially liable for the FULL Bail amount of the bail. If the defendant does not show up for court and the Judge declares that the bond is forfeited due to nonappearance, you are obligated to pay the full amount of the bail bond. 
Never bail anyone out of Jail that may not appear for court. Do not take any chances.

No. The amount you pay for the bond to the Bail Agency is not refundable. It is the cost of the bail. 

Collateral is money, property, or some other valuable asset to use to financially back up the rest of the bond in case the defendant does not show up for court and the entire bond has to be paid. If the entire bond is due, the indemnitor is given time to find the cash to cover the bond before converting the collateral into cash. 

The law required the bail bond company to return all collateral and release all liens when the defendant’s case is completed. The bail agent will only release the lien once they are notified of completion of the case. 

Collateral is Required to ensure the defendant will appear in court if the bail bonding agent determines that there is a risk. 

Denise McKenzieDenise McKenzie
22:09 06 Jul 22
Ms. Elaine handled my son's case professionally & made me feel comfortable. I was very upset at that time, but I felt so at home talking with her on the phone & sensed she would be able to help me. Ms. Elaine is such a down to earth woman and she know her job. She was honest & truthful with a wealth of information. Thank you so much, Ms. Elaine. I am so thankful & grateful for you being you. You put me at ease. Ms. McKenzie
Chenita CarrekerChenita Carreker
23:14 13 Jun 22
Ms Elaine thank you for helping me a beautiful soul dedicated and determined thank you for helping me in my time of need she explained everything step by step she is willing and helpful with you beautiful spirit thank you for embracing the love for helping me with my son keep up the good work that God gave you thanks have a beautiful blessed day a heart of gold ❤️ best bonding company in the world 🌍
Carmen MccourtCarmen Mccourt
21:26 29 Apr 22
Ms Tina is amazing!! She was very compassionate and do the right things to say to us being the first time coming to bail somebody out.. I would definitely recommend your company although I don’t have many people in crime but she walked us through it she kept us calm and she made it happen and she saw the end result which was amazing, thank you Tina again for everything that you do and how you share your heart with others.Carmen
Robin RackleyRobin Rackley
00:32 14 Apr 22
Tina and Staff were VERY knowledgeable and helped me and my Family. I went to another Bonding Company in Fayetteville, and the lady asked me, if I had an appointment? What a question. Who has an appointment to get arrested? Thank you Ms. Tina and Staff for your help! I will refer anyone to you guys.
Kenya “Kk” KelleyKenya “Kk” Kelley
21:39 16 Feb 22
Bonded my boyfriend out on a very high bond that should not have been that high for his simple charges but their boss agreed to work with us on a payment plan considering the high bond amount and we had a great experience with Ms. Elaine!!! I also appreciated her positivity and Godly words!! God bless!!!
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