If a person who is arrested and granted bail, but cannot afford it, they should not give up hope. 100% cash bail is not the only option to posting bail. Bail bonds are the alternate solution that most people opt for.
Rather than paying 100% of the bail, the defendant, and any loved ones willing to help, will pay 10% of the bail to a reliable and credible bail bond company. The defendant gets a custom, flexible payment plan so this 10% is broken up into smaller increments. Not all of the payment is due before the defendant can be released; the payment plan will continue after the defendant is released from jail.
The bail bond may also require a co-signer or collateral, but we will go over the specifics with each family, as it is a case-by-case basis on what exactly is needed.
As long as the defendant continues to make their bail bond payments on time, shows up for their court dates, stays out of any other legal trouble, and abides by any other release terms and conditions, then the entire bail bond process will be successful. At the end, the 10% premium will not be refunded, but the collateral will be returned and the co-signer will be released from his or her duties.