A bail bond is money you put down to communicate to the court that you intend to attend all criminal proceedings. It’s a type of refundable deposit that you will follow the rules. If you fail to appear or follow the rules set out by the court, you will forfeit the bond. The court wants you to appear, so it will look at your life circumstances and set bail that would to be the amount of money that would hurt your pocketbook were you to lose it. It is extremely common to have to borrow the money for a bail bond and a bail bondsman is who you turn to for this. In order to secure the ‘loan’ from the bail bondsman, you pay 10% of the cost. This can be done via credit card, collateral (an item of value such as a paid off car) or cash. Kocian Bail Bonds is a bondsman serving McLennan, Hill, Falls, and Bosque counties, so essentially the area around Waco, TX.
If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, it means you have been accused of a crime that is more serious than an infraction and less serious than a felony, but that can still have stiff punishment. Because this is a lesser crime, the bail will be less but there will still be a bail set. In most cases, the crime, the circumstances, and flight risk at factors influence the amount of the bond set. Bond for a misdemeanor is not always set, and when it is, it may be done without a hearing. How it is done is dependent on the location and jurisdiction.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a misdemeanor and a bail bond is required, remember to call Kocian Bail Bonds.