At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, our goal is to provide each and every one of our clients with the personalized experience they need. We know how stressful it is to hear that a loved one has been placed under arrest, and we know how much worse it is when you have to come up with money to bail that person out. Add in the fact that the process of working with a bondsman is a mysterious thing to many people and the end result can be an incredibly confusing experience that you have to find a way to navigate yourself through.

The good news is that no matter the situation and no matter the time of day or night, our team is always going to be there for you when you need help the most. One of our top priorities is to shed some light on the how bail bonds work so that you don’t have to feel like you’re not in the know. We take great pride in being there for people at every step of the way.

That’s why in today’s post, we’d like to answer a question. You may or may not know that there are many different types of bonds. Some options include cash bonds, transfer bonds, and surety bonds. What’s the difference? We’ll be taking a look at all three of these bonds in our next couple of blogs, so keep reading to learn more.

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What You Need to Know About Cash Bonds

To put it simply, a cash bond is, as its name implies, a bond that you can pay completely in cash. Although some bonds require collateral to purchase, cash bonds do not. They are generally granted when the person who has been arrested is not likely to flee.

For example, if you have a cash bond that is set at $1,000, you’ll have to pay that full amount in cash in order to exit police custody. Here in Hawaii, you have to pay the exact amount of a cash bond. In other words, it’s important to get the total exactly right because change cannot be given for cash bonds.

Who Is Responsible for Paying a Cash Bond?

One of the nice things about most cash bonds is that pretty much anyone can pay them. If you have the full amount on you when you’re arrested, you can pay your bond in cash and it’s as easy as that. Unfortunately, most people aren’t likely to be carrying around large amounts of cash when they’re arrested. The good news is that if you have a family member, a friend, or a coworker who will pay your bond, you will be released.

Be sure to check with our team to see if cash bonds are a good option for your situation, because we may be able to post the money to get your loved one out of jail even if a cash bond is required.

Do You Get the Cash Back?

One of the most common questions that we get about cash bonds is whether or not the defendant will get the money back. That’s a great question, and the answer is that it depends.

If the person in question is eventually convicted of the crime that he or she was arrested for, that person might not get the full amount of money back even if he or she didn’t break the terms of the bond. It’s also important to note that if a defendant skips bail, the money that was paid to get released is never coming back.

How Our Team Can Help

If you’ve already spoken with the jail where your loved one is being held and cash bonds are an option, but you can’t afford them, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to get the help you need. In many instances, we can come up with a plan that will work for your specific situation. Either way, we’re happy to offer free bond advice to ensure that you have all of the facts in order to make the best possible decision.

Of course as with all bonds, the person who was arrested will have to comply with the terms and conditions stated within the bond or else risk forfeiting the money as stated above.

We hope that today’s post has cleared up some of the confusion and common questions that we get about cash bonds, but the most important thing for you to know is that if you have further questions, we’re here to help. We serve the entire island of Oahu and we even accept collect calls if you’re calling from out of state on behalf of someone who has been arrested here.

In short, no matter the time of day or night and no matter the situation, you can count on us to be there to provide you with the help and advice you need. Contact us today.