According to statistics, there are approximately 15 000 bail bondsmen presently working the the United States. There are different types of bail bondsmen and those who fulfill this role find that it proves to be a lucrative business opportunity. Bail bondsmen and bail agents are often confused as fulfilling the same job description, however they both provide different services. A bail bondsman is responsible for providing the funds to release an offender, before they go to trial, while a bail recovery agent, is responsible for tracking down and arresting fugitives that have not appeared in court on the requested date. Fresh Start Bail Bonds currently has been known as the best bail bondsman in Compton which offers competent bail bond services.
The Surety Bail Bondsmen
The general bail bondsmen is also referred to as they surety bail bondsman and is licensed by the state governments to provide bail bonds to defendants that are charged with various crimes from driving tickets to capital murder. In all cases, the bondsman will put up the funds or the bail amount in exchange for a guarantee that the defendant will appear in court as and when they are required to. Depending on the state, surety bail bondsmen usually ask for an amount as fees for putting up the bail. This percentage can be anywhere between 10 to 20 percent of the total amount paid for bail. Bail bondsmen are financial professionals and like all professionals in this industry, a large part of their job is deciding whether or not a defendant should be issued a bond. In most cases, you would have to offer some type of collateral such as real estate or any other valuable property. Alternatively, the defendant should have a co-signer who will guarantee that the defendant will appear in court.
Some people consider this a risky job, however in some states the risk is minimal and instead of forfeiting the entire bail amount paid, these professionals stand to lose only a percentage, as little as 5 percent in some states. Federal bonds are issued to those charged with federal crimes. Unlike the common surety bonds, these bonds request that the defendant appear in court in conjunction to complying to certain pre-trial conditions. And while other bail bondsmen in Compton are reluctant to put up the funds for these bonds since there is the added risk that the defendant will fail the pre-trial conditions, we can however make arrangements to meet with the risks.