How Much Does Bail Cost in Washington?

Industry Standard In Washington the standard premium paid on a bail bond is 10% of the total bail amount. Therefore a bail amount set at $500 means a bail bondsman charges a $50 premium. A bail amount set at $5,000 means a bondsman charges a premium of $500. The bail bond agency keeps this premium…

How to Cover the Cost of Bail

What Are My Options? When you get a call from a friend or family member from jail it can be overwhelming. You might be asking: “Can I afford bail? How can I find out what the bail amount is? Are there bail bonds companies that will work with me when cash is low?” These are…

Is Posting Bail Worth It?

When a friend or loved one is in jail it’s important to consider all of your options. If someone is unable to post their full bail amount in cash, then using a bail bonds agency is likely the best option. By paying a 10% fee to the agency, the agency pays the court in full…

Benefits of Bail Bonds Services

Getting Out of Jail If you or a loved on are in jail, the most important thing on everyone’s mind is getting out of jail as soon as possible. The problem is that once the judge sets a bail amount, it’s often challenging to meet the full bail amount in cash at a moment’s notice.…

What’s happening with bail in California?

What is bail? Bail is used throughout the United States in order to give the court confidence that defendants will appear in court. It is essentially a cash deposit made by the accused to make the court feel comfortable that they won’t skip their court dates. Bail has been a standard practice throughout the history…

What happens after an arrest?

Arrest Having a family member, friend, or loved one arrested and facing incarceration is a stressful and scary situation. It’s important to understand what comes next  and what you can do to get them out of jail as soon as possible. Immediately after a person has been arrested, they’ll be taken to a police station…

The Effects of Pretrial Imprisonment

Bail reform has been a major topic recently, with proponents arguing that financial resources should never determine whether someone awaits trial in or out of jail. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington offers a detailed review of how pretrial imprisonment affects defendants, both in terms of case outcomes and other negative impacts on…

Google and Facebook’s Misconceived Ban on Bail Bond Ads

Google’s director of global product policy announced the company’s decision to prohibit ads that promote bail bond services in a blog post on May 8th. Facebook made a similar claim later that same day, although the company is apparently still working out the details. These decisions come as part of the growing bail reform movement,…