If you have been asked to help a friend or relative who has been arrested you will probably need assistance from a well established bail agency in your area. You should be able to find online websites that will include a brief history of the organization, how the system operates and all the contact data that you will need. When you call the agency will ask for some pertinent information about you and the defendant starting with the basics.
The agent or representative that you talk to will need your full name and that of the defendant. He will also ask if the defendant prefers to go by a nickname. It is important that the agent and his client establish a good relationship from the start and using the name that makes the client most comfortable is one way to get off on the right foot. The agency will want to keep a record of the defendant’s personal contacts including their names and relationships, e.g. parents, siblings and neighbors.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the case, a bond agency may ask for some sort of insurance that the defendant will adhere to the stipulations of his bail agreement. This insurance may come in the form of collateral to be put up by the indemnitor, the person who concedes to share the responsibility of seeing to it that the defendant appears for all scheduled court hearings. If the defendant should try to escape his obligations the collateral may be forfeited.
If the collateral is an actual piece of real estate the bonding agency will need to determine it’s actual worth and that there are no liens on the property. The owner will be required to turn over the deed to the bondsman to be securely locked away until the case has been settled. The guilt or innocence of the defendant will have no influence on the return of collateral.
BWB Bail Bonds in Colorado will work to help a client regain his freedom and have the support of his family while awaiting his day in court. Call the agency @ 720-358-2908.