LAS VEGAS BAIL OPTIONS

 

Property bonds are where collateral like properties are put up by the accused for the amount of bail.

If a defendant does not show up in court, they can then foreclose the property to get the bail amount.

A cash bond is when you pay for the bail amount in cash.

This money will be held by the court until the defendant shows up to his or her court dates.

A surety bond is when a person needs a third party or bond agency to secure bail since they can’t afford it.

 

WHAT IS THE COST OF A BAIL BOND

As mandated by Nevada law, the bail bond amount is 15%.

There are times a percentage of credit can be given in times of economic hardships.

 

HOW LONG IS THE BAIL PROCESS IN LAS VEGAS

The paperwork for a bail bond usually takes 15-30 minutes.

The release from jail can take between 3-12 hours depending on the booking process and how busy the police station is.

Bond agents are available 24/7 for any questions or concerns about the bail process.

 

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE BOND COMPANY

The most convenient mode of payment is online.

Another easy option is the Automated Self-Service Option.

You can also head to the office to pay through cash, check, money order, or credit or debit card.

 

WILL I GET MY MONEY BACK

In Nevada, the 15% fee of a bail bonds company is nonrefundable.

If you posted a cash bail, you will be able to get all your money back within 90 days after the case has ended.

 

CAN BAIL BE TAX DEDUCTABLE

Since bail is not a tax, it is not tax deductable. Bail is to make sure a defendant shows up in court.

 

WHAT IS THE BAIL BOND PROCESS

Once a person is brought into custody, they will go through booking, pictures, and an interview at the jail.

They will be fingerprinted and it will be scanned into LiveScan.

If they are charged with a crime listed on the bond schedule, their bail will be set and they will be given a chance to post bail for their release.

To determine the bail amount, a person’s crime, past criminal record, and flight risk will be assessed.

Bail is usually expensive to make a defendant think before they flee.

If a defendant can find a cosigner, their only option may be to hire a bondsman.

Sometimes, a cosigner may have to put up valuable property to get the bail bond.

 

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