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Q: What is the bail process in Tennessee?
A: Once someone is arrested and booked on a criminal charge, that person may be held in jail for trial unless he furnishes a required bail amount. This amount is set by the magistrate, in accordance with the schedule of the offense and the risk involved, in order to ensure that the charged individual shows up in court to respond to the charges made against him/her. Bail may be posted with the court in several ways, usually in the form of cash, or by using a professional bondsman. Ask First Bail Bonding recommends using a professional bail bondsman to post a bond.

Q: How do I use a bondsman in Tennessee?
A: Call Ask First Bail Bonding any time to arrange your bond. The state of Tennessee’s bail bond fee is 10% of your bond, plus tax.

Q: Why would I choose a bail bondsman instead of posting the entire amount of bail myself?
A: Most people don’t have readily available the entire bail amount and are anxious to get out of jail. By using Ask First Bail Bonding you can secure release quickly. Also, posting the entire bail amount with the court would be very costly to your funds until a final disposition is reached in your case.

Q: How long am I obligated to my bondsman, and what are my obligations to him after being bonded out of jail?
A: Ask First Bail Bonding and each co signer is responsible and liable for each defendant until a final disposition is reached in the case.

Specific obligations include: showing up on time to every scheduled court appearance; paying the bond fee in full; notifying the bondsman if arrested anywhere while out on bond; and informing the bondsman of any changes in address or phone number, or before traveling outside the jurisdiction.

Q: How does bail work?
A: The process of bail is regulated by the State of Tennesee and Mississippi. A Judge within the county of arrest sets the bail amount. Once bail is set, an Ask First Bail Bonds Agent charges 10%. (The State of Tennessee regulates this fee. All Bail Bonds companies charge the same rate in Shelby County. The state of Mississippi requires that we charges 10% (15% for out of state residence) for posting bonds. After payment is made, we go to the jail and post the bail.

Q: What do I need to bail someone out of jail?
A: There are 4 things that a cosigner needs to bail someone out of jail:
Valid ID
Pay Check Stub
A cosigner must also be a U.S. citizen and must be 18 or older.

Q: How can I pay?
A: Cash, Check, Credit Card, Money Order and/or Online.

Q: What are the responsibilities of a co-signer?
A: A cosigner, someone willing to sign for the defendant, is responsible for the following three things:
To make sure the defendant makes all appearances to court
To make sure the defendant notifies Bad Boys Bail Bonds with next court appearances
To make sure the premium is paid (if applicable)

Q: How long does it take for paperwork?
A: It will take about 10 minutes.

Q: What are the responsibilities of a defendant?
A: The responsibilities of a defendant are the following:
Upon being released, the defendant will need to immediately report to the local office and complete the necessary paperwork. After completion, the defendant will receive upcoming court date information.
The defendant must report all new court dates to their local Ask First office by either coming in personally or notifying by phone. (PLEASE CALL 1-901-578-4551 or 1-662-510-5217)
The defendant must show up to all court dates

Q: Can I drop the money and have someone else cosign?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I get my money back after the defendant goes to court?
A: No, that money is non-refundable upon release from the bond we posted. However, if we are unable to post the bond under certain circumstances, we are able to issue the refund.

Q: Can I take care of a warrant with Ask First Bail Bonds?
A: YES! Warrants are issued to a person when a judge wants to see them in court. Bail can be posted through an Ask First Bail bondsman..

Q: Do I need to come back with the defendant to complete paperwork?
A: No, but the defendant must immediately come into their local Ask First office after being released.

Q: What are the benefits of bailing someone out of jail?
A: There are several benefits to consider:
Defendants can go back to work, school, home, family, and continue with usual daily life.
Permits the unhampered preparation of a defense.
Serves to prevent the infliction of punishment prior to conviction.

CALL 1-901-578-4551 or 1-662-510-5217

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