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The Alabama Bail Process Brought To You By Bail Bonds Express

The bail process is simple with the help of Bail Bonds Express dedicated and professional staff. We will explain the bail process to you first to ensure that you know what you are doing and proceed well informed.

Review the simple process below to get an idea of how the bail process works or you can call us anytime at (205) 759-1048 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about the Alabama bail bond process.

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1. The Accused Is Arrested

If someone is arrested in the state of Alabama, they will be taken to a nearby jail for booking and holding, no matter the reason they are arrested. Once booking is complete the individual will be held in jail until their criminal trial is complete. Because trials can take months to be completed, Bail Bonds Express is your answer for you to be able to continue your life while preparing for your day in court.

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2. Bail Amount Is Given

Bail is an amount of money that is traded for the completion of the individual's trial. As long as they complete their trial, the defendant or payee of the bail will receive a refund of the full bail amount. This bail amount is based on the crime that the individual has been accused of committing. Similar crimes receive similar bail amounts across Alabama, regardless of which country the crime was committed in.

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3. Defendant Wants To Post Bail

For providing the service pre-trial release, Bail Bonds Express charge a premium - a percentage of the total bail amount of 10%. For example, for a bail amount in August at $ 20,000, the premium would be $ 2,000 USD plus any additional fees required. Bail Bonds Express will charge the premium rate it has filed with the department of insurance and the premium is not refundable.

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4. Defendant Comes To Bail Bonds Express To Post Bail

Because bail is usually several thousand dollars, many defendants cannot afford to pay their bail bond amount on their own. When someone cannot afford their bail bond amount on their own they can either stay in jail or use Bail Bonds Express for help paying bail. We will help you stay out of jail and are willing to work with you every step of the way.

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5. Defendant Is Bailed Out And Home Safe

Bail Bonds Express will provide the defendant with the full amount of money necessary to get out of jail on bail. This amount of money will be held by the courts as a bond until the defendant completes his or her legal obligation. Once the obligation has been completed, Bail Bonds Express will receive a refund of the total bail amount.

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Bail Bond FAQs

Who is liable for the bail bond?

The indemnitor (co-signer) is financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitor’s liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond.

How long is a bail bond good for?

The bond is good until the case is closed or the charges are dropped.

Is the bail bond premium refundable?

Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on the bail bond. At that point the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable.

How much does a bail bond cost?

Most bail bond premiums are ten percent of the full bail amount. For example, if the full bail amount is $10,000.00, the premium (fee) for the bail bond is $1,000.00. These fees are established and regulated by the Department of Insurance and the local courts.

What hours do bail agencies operate?

Because people are arrested both day and night, most bond agencies are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Where can I get a bail bond?

A licensed bail agent will confidentially discuss your individual situation and assist with all of your bail bond needs.

Where can a bail bond be posted?

A bail bond can be posted at most courts and jails. Most jails accept bail bonds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 of the year.

What is a bail bond?

A bail bond (surety bond) is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in each and every court appearance as the court directs. Failure of the defendant to comply with the conditions of the court could result in warrants issued and bail bonds forfeited.


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Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement

Q: What if law enforcement officers stop me on the street?

A: You do not have to answer any questions. You can say, “I do not want to talk to you” and walk away calmly. Or, if you do not feel comfortable doing that, you can ask if you are free to go. If the answer is yes, you can consider just walking away. Do not run from the officer. If the officer says you are not under arrest, but you are not free to go, then you are being detained. Being detained is not the same as being arrested, though an arrest could follow. The police can pat down the outside of your clothing only if they have “reasonable suspicion” (i.e., an objective reason to suspect) that you might be armed and dangerous. If they search any more than this, say clearly, “I do not consent to a search.” If they keep searching anyway, do not physically resist them. You do not need to answer any questions if you are detained or arrested, except that the police may ask for your name once you have been detained, and you can be arrested in some states for refusing to provide it.

Q: What if law enforcement officers stop me in my car?

A: Keep your hands where the police can see them. You must show your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance if you are asked for these documents. Officers can also ask you to step outside of the car, and they may separate passengers and drivers from each other to question them and compare their answers, but no one has to answer any questions. The police cannot search your car unless you give them your consent, which you do not have to give, or unless they have “probable cause” to believe (i.e., knowledge of facts sufficient to support a reasonable belief) that criminal activity is likely taking place, that you have been involved in a crime, or that you have evidence of a crime in your car. If you do not want your car searched, clearly state that you do not consent. The officer cannot use your refusal to give consent as a basis for doing a search.

Q: What should I do if law enforcement officers arrest me?

A: The officer must advise you of your constitutional rights to remain silent, to an attorney, and to have an attorney appointed if you cannot afford one. You should exercise all these rights, even if the officers don’t tell you about them. Do not tell the police anything except your name. Anything else you say can and will be used against you. Ask to see a lawyer immediately. Within a reasonable amount of time after your arrest or booking you have the right to a phone call. Law enforcement officers may not listen to a call you make to your lawyer, but they can listen to calls you make to other people. You must be taken before a judge as soon as possible—generally within 48 hours of your arrest at the latest.

Q: Do I have to answer questions if I have been arrested?

A: No. If you are arrested, you do not have to answer any questions or volunteer any information. Ask for a lawyer right away. Repeat this request to every officer who tries to talk to or question you. You should always talk to a lawyer before you decide to answer any questions.

Q: What if I am treated badly by law enforcement officers?

A: Write down the officer’s badge number, name or other identifying information. You have a right to ask the officer for this information. Try to find witnesses and their names and phone numbers. If you are injured, seek medical attention and take pictures of the injuries as soon as you can.


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