Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How does the bail bond process work?
  2.  - Bail bonds allow a defendant to be released from custody while awaiting trial. By paying a small percentage of the total bail to a bail bondsman, the bondsman guarantees the full bail amount to the courts if the defendant fails to appear in court.
  3. How long does it take to get out of jail in Johnson County?
  4.  - Once the bond is posted, the Johnson County Jail takes 3-6 hours to process and release the defendant.
  5. What are the different types of bail bonds available?
  6.  - Common types include cash bonds and surety bonds (provided by a bail bond agent).
  7. What factors determine the amount of bail required?
  8.  - Severity of the offense, criminal history, flight risk, and ties to the community.
  9. What are the responsibilities of the co-signer?  
  10.  - Co-signers are responsible for ensuring the defendant attends all court dates and adheres to any conditions of release.
  11. What happens if the defendant fails to appear in court?  
  12.  - The court will issue a bench warrant for their arrest, and the bail bond may be forfeited.
  13. Are there any restrictions or conditions associated with being released on bail?  
  14.  - Conditions may include travel restrictions, drug testing, or mandatory check-ins with authorities.
  15. What information do you need from me to begin the bail bond process?  
  16.  - Personal information, criminal history, and financial information.
  17. Are there any alternatives to paying bail in full upfront?  
  18.  - Yes, using a bail bond allows you to pay only a percentage of the bail amount.