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What is a Bail Bond Agent
A Bail Bondsman or Bail Bond agent is a person or corporation that charges a fee to defendants held in jail in exchange for standing as surity for their bail. Bail is a set amount of money by the court for the defendants release until the set court date that the defendant must pay to be released from jail. If the defendant is not able to pay the full amount they may contact a Bail Bond agent to arrange a deal with them so they are able to be released from jail. Bail Bondsman will want percentage, usually 1% - 10% of the total bail amount and charge a service fee to work on the defendants behalf. The bail agent will act as a surety and pledge money as bail for the appearence of the accused defendant to appear in court on the date set.
State Bail Bond System
Each State is able to have its own Bail Bond System.