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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are in need of a bail bonding service, you likely have a lot of questions about the process and your options. Brandon's Bail Bonds has put together this helpful list of frequently asked questions. Look for your question below to find your answer. 

If your question isn't listed below, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you get through this process. Call us anytime.

What Is Bail and How Does It Work?

Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail (and possibly be brought up on charges of the crime of failure to appear). 

In some cases, bail money may be returned at the end of the trial, if all court appearances are made, regardless of whether the person is found guilty or not guilty of the crime accused. If a bondsman is used and a surety bond has been obtained, the fee for that bond is the fee for the insurance policy purchased and is not refundable.

What Is a Bail Bondsman?

A bail bond agent, or bondsman, is any person or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court. Although banks, insurance companies, and other similar institutions are usually the sureties on other types of contracts,  such entities are reluctant to put their depositors' or policyholders' funds at the kind of risk involved in posting a bail bond. 

Bail bond agents, on the other hand, are usually in the business to cater to criminal defendants, often securing their customers' release in just a few hours. 
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How Much Does a Bondsman Charge?

The State of Washington sets the rate at 10% of the face amount of the bond. So a $10,000.00 bond will cost $1,000.00. This fee is not refundable and represents the bond agent's compensation for his or her services. We offer custom payment plans on a case-by-case basis. 
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What Is the Eighth Amendment?

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. The Eighth Amendment also prohibits the imposition of excessive fines on people who have been convicted of a crime, but the term “excessive” has never been defined with any exactitude by the 
Supreme Court. 
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