What is a Bail Bond?
A: A bail bond, technically called a “surety bond”, is a contractual undertaking guaranteed by a state licensed bail bailbondsman who is backed by an insurance company. The bail agent guarantees to the court payment of the full amount of the bond if the defendant fails to appear for their scheduled court appearances. For your protection, always deal with licensed bail bond company.
Q: How is the Bail Amount Set?
A: Bail amounts in Louisiana are set on a parish level by judges. The parish judges when setting bail amounts, public safety is always the first consideration. The more severity the crime, the higher the bail amount.
Q: How do I pay for the Bail Bond?
A: When arranging bail, companies generally need payment in advance of “posting” a bond for the release of a client. We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
At Big Mike Bail Bonds, we know the cost of the bail bond is more than many people have at hand. Therefore we offer various payment options, flexible financing and payment plans when acquiring a bail bond. In many cases, we can offer no collateral bail bonds.
Q: What is the procedure for bailing somebody out of jail?
A: Generally, Big Mike Bail Bonding will be contacted by phone to begin the bail procedure. During the free consultation, we will ask for information about your situation in order to determine the risk involved in the bond and begin the bail bondng process.
Once the bail bond is approved, the customer will need to sign basic bail bond documents including an application, Indemnity Agreement, and receipt. After the paperwork is finalized and payment has been made, we will “post” the bail bond at the jail.
Q: Do you offer financing or payment plan options?
A: We realize that the cost of a bail bond may be more than you have readily available. If you qualify, we can work out a payment plan.
Call 337-491-6999 for more information