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BullDog Bail Bonding

24 Hour Service
Emergency
(804) 285-2600
Local to the jails

How Bail Works (In a nutshell)

What a bail bondsman may consider before posting bond.... A licensed bail bondsman will instruct the defendant of the co-signer to make sure the defendant appears at all scheduled court hearings and trials - to avoid forfeiture. After an arrest, he or she may contact a bondsman or have a relative or friend to contact a bail bondsman. It is of interest for the bondsman to ask pertinent information: defendant's name, the exact charges against the defendant, locality of the arrest, how much the bond is, and which jail the defendant is being held. A licensed bail bondsman will ask how the bail bond (premium) payment will be met. The fee for posting bail for a defendant, ranges from 10% to 15%. Payment plans are available; however work history, credit history, will be asked.