BAIL BONDS HELP
At Hero Bail Bonds we're always here to help with bail bonds you when you need it. With our two locations in Las Vegas and Pahrump we serve many different cities including Las Vegas, Pahrump, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, Paradise, Tonopah, Beatty and all surrounding Las Vegas areas. Call us anytime, 24 hours a day 7 days a week for Las Vegas and surrounding areas at Hero Bail Bonds Las Vegas 702-228-4376 and to reach us 24 hours a day 7 days a week at Pahrump, Nye County and surrounding areas call Hero Bail Bonds Pahrump (775) 751-2245 We'll answer all of your questions and we'll have your loved one out of jail in no time at all! If you're in jail and need bail, call Hero Bail Bonds. We'll be your hero!
Frequently Asked Questions
At Hero Bail Bonds, our agents are always answering questions. This list of Frequently Asked Questions will help provide you with some basic knowledge about how the bail bonds process works and what you will need to get the bail bond process started. We make your bail bond situation the priority, not the option. Your satisfaction is what is important to us. When you call our office, we understand that you will have questions about the bail bond process and that you will be in search of accurate and informative answers. Here are some common bail bond questions:
What does a bail bond cost? If you hire Hero Bail Bonds or another bail bonds agent, the fee mandated by the state of Nevada is 15% of the total bond amount. This fee is non-negotiable and non-refundable. Once the case is closed, the money used to post the bond will be returned to Hero Bail Bonds or whatever Las Vegas bail bond agent you used as payment for their services. If you paid a cash bond on your own, you will receive what is left of the original bond amount after any court costs and fees are paid to the court. If a bail bonds agency asks you to pay more or less than the mandated 15%, odds are they are doing something illegal and you should seek the services of a different bail bond agency.
What happens if a bailed out person misses their court date? If a bailed out person misses their court date by accident or because of circumstances beyond their control, they need to notify the court immediately and explain the situation. Accidents happen and most judges will be lenient if the defendant acts quickly and does not make it a habit of it. If the bailed out defendant knows in advance that they are unable to attend the hearing, they must call the court immediately. If the circumstances warrant it, the judge may move the court date and give the defendant a second chance to appear.
What does it mean when a judge “exonerates” your bond? When a judge exonerates a bond, it means that the case is closed and he has allowed the money to be returned to the co-signer, Hero Bail Bonds or whichever bail bonds agent was used. This occurs after a verdict has been reached and the defendant has fulfilled all of his or her obligations to the court. The funds are usually released within a few days of the final hearing. The funds will be released to whoever posted the bond. If a bail bonds agent posted a surety bond, it will be released back to them. If a cash bond was posted, the person who paid the money will receive it.
What will happen if a defendant does not appear in court? If a defendant chooses to not appear in court, their bond will be forfeited and the entire amount will be due and owed to the court. Most bail bonds agents have bounty hunters at their disposal who will retrieve the defendant and return them to jail. Judges will allow a bail bonds agency so many days to find and return the defendant before forfeiting the bond and keeping the money. If the defendant is not returned to jail and the bond is forfeited, the co-signer will owe the entire bail bond amount. The bail bonds agency can then do whatever is necessary to collect the funds.
What types of bail bonds are offered in Las Vegas? There are several types of bail bonds offered in Las Vegas. They include:
- Cash bonds – Cash bonds are normally small and can be paid in cash. The bond is paid directly to the court by a friend or family member of the defendant.
- Surety bonds – A surety bond is posted by a bail bond agent and has a state mandated fee of 15% of the total bond amount. Weapons bonds, warrant bonds, drug-related bonds and domestic violence bonds are just a few of the types of bonds that fall into this category.
- Property bonds – A property bond is one that is secured with actual property that is valuable. Boats, homes, vehicles and jewelry can all be used to secure a property bond. Immigration bonds are normally required to be secured with property.
- Immigration bonds – Immigration bonds are used to obtain the release of individuals who hold a Green Card or are otherwise in the country illegally. Most immigration bonds require physical property as collateral.
What are bail bonds? Bail bonds are an agreement made between the defendant, a co-signer and a bail bonds agency that allows the defendant to be released from jail if the pay a 15% fee and promise to appear at all future court hearings and comply with the requirements of the court. Bail bonds are a constitutional right guaranteed by the 8th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Bail bonds allow a defendant to be released from jail so they can return to the family and their jobs while they await trial. Being allowed to post bail also allows the defendant to help prepare for their upcoming court case. If you have any questions about your rights when it comes to posting bail, please call our office and we will let you know just what your rights are and the best way to protect them.
What is collateral? Collateral is cash or real property that is used to secure a bail bond. Any property that is used to secure a bail bond must be free and clear with no liens or other financial obligations placed against them. When physical property is used, the value must be one and a half times the total value of the bail bond it is used to secure. When you don't have cash or a credit card, collateral is often times the next best option. Using real property to secure a bail bond will allow you to keep your money for the things you need such as rent, your mortgage, groceries or your utility bills. We can work with you to make sure you are able to care for your family and still get your loved one out of jail.
Will you get your money back after posting a bail bond? If you paid a cash bond, you will receive whatever is left after court fees and charges have been paid. If a bail bonds agent paid the bond, the funds will be returned to them. The premium you paid to the bail bonds agent is non-refundable and non-returnable. Once they receive it back from the court, your obligation will be complete and no money will be returned. If you used real property to secure the bail bond, the property will be released. You can either pay the premium fee at that time or we can sell the property and return whatever cash is left over to you. We will work with you to get things straight.