Well, friends, it’s time for another blog in our series “How Does Bail Work?” This time it’s all about the bail money. You see, at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds on Oahu, we strive to make sure that each and every one of our clients is informed about the bail process.

We know that it can be incredibly stressful to hear that a loved one has been arrested. In many instances, you have no idea where to even begin. The good news is that our team is here to help you through your difficult time. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service from the moment you call us and that’s why in today’s post we’ll be answering one of our most frequently asked questions.

“What Happens to the Money I Use to Post Bail?”

Posting Bail

You probably already know that in many instances, a person who is arrested can be bailed out. Of course there are some crimes and some circumstances under which a judge can deny bail, but in most cases a bail amount will be set. Whether you’re facilitating your own release or you are bailing a loved one out, you may not have the money you need to pay the full amount that has been set for bail.

That’s where a bail bondsman comes in.

We can provide you with the money you need to get yourself or a loved one out of jail.

Where the Money Goes

When you pay bail, the money goes to the court until the person who has been accused of a crime completes all of their court dates. At that point, the person who paid bail gets the money back and things can move forward from there.

If the person in question skips their court dates, well, that’s where things start to get a little dicey. In this instance, the court would keep the money and there would likely be a warrant out for the arrest of the person in question. Of course it depends on different regulations, but in many cases, the money goes back into the legal system in some way or another and you are out the money that you paid for bail.

That’s one of the reasons why if you’re paying bail for someone else, it’s a great idea to make certain that you trust that person to follow the letter of the law from there on out. If they don’t, it’s your money on the line. Needless to say, if they attend their court dates and obey the law, that money will be on its way back to you in no time.

The bottom line is that you don’t want your money forfeited, so the person who was arrested needs to attend their court dates and do what is asked of them.

Have a Question?

If you found this helpful, but you still have more questions, don’t hesitate to look at our list of frequently asked questions about bail bonds. Of course you can also dig into our blog archive because we have tackled a number of topics that we think you will find beneficial; in our articles, we’ve covered everything from what to expect when you call us for the first time to what factors a judge looks at when granting bail to the first steps you should take when a loved one has been arrested to what our goals are for 2018.

You can also feel free to reach out to us online or give us a call if you would prefer to speak on the phone. At the end of the day, we want you to know that we are here to be a resource for you in your time of need. We often say that we treat our clients like family and we would be happy to go above and beyond to prove it to you. We know what type of help you need because of our track record in the industry. We’re happy to bring that experience to the table to ensure that you are able to get the help and attention you need in the middle of a trying time. It’s as simple as that.

We’re Here to Help

At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds on Oahu, we know that the process can seem tricky, but we’re here to help demystify things for our clients. You deserve to know exactly what’s going on, how the bail process works, what a bail bond is, and what bondsmen do.

Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, you can count on us to be there for you when you need help the most. We’ll be here to help you navigate your way through the entire process because we truly care about the experience our clients have with us. We know that you probably didn’t necessarily want to have to call us, but we truly believe that the experience you have with us is second to none.

Whether you’re calling for yourself or on behalf of a friend, family member, or loved one, you can count on us to be dependable and affordable. The team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds loves nothing more than providing assistance to others in their time of need. Put us to the test and see for yourself. Get in touch with us and rest assured that you’re in good hands. We’re here to help 24 hours a day, so give us a call any time!