"It is our goal to provide excellent customer service on an individual basis. Throughout this process, please never hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns, as well as suggestions on what we can do to make this process easier on you, as the client." - James
Q: What is a Bail Bond?
A: The regulations of bail bonding is controlled by the State of Georgia. If a bond is not preset, then a Judge within the jurisdiction of arrest will set the bond amount. Once a bond has been set, a qualified bonding company, such as Bond, James Bond, Inc., is now allowed to sign the bond by posting the full bond amount with the jail so that the defendant can be released. Clients are charged a small percentage of the entire bond amount. (The fees are regulated by the State of Georgia, thus all companies should charge the same rate.) Since signing a bond is very much like getting a loan, we usually require a stable cosigner to guarantee the bond in case the defendant does not show up for court. With payment and a stable cosigner, the bond is then signed at the jail, and then the defendant should be released. Qualifications are based on a case-by-case basis, so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call us now!
Q: How long does it take for paperwork?
A: Approximately 10 minutes or less.
Q: What forms of payment are accepted? Do you offer payment plans?
A: All forms of payment are acceptable. These include online payments or in person payments with a Credit Card, Checks, Cash or Money Orders. If paying via PayPal, please remember to always include the name of the person you are paying for and a return phone number to contact you if we have any questions. And yes! We do offer affordable payment plans for all size bonds.
Q: How soon will the defendant be released?
A: We will start the process immediately, however the final release time will depend on how busy the jail is at the time.
Q: What is a cosigner?
A: A cosigner is someone willing to be responsible for the defendant, which includes the following:
1. To guarantee that the defendant goes to all court appearances, or be comfortable paying off the bond if the defendant fails to settle the case in court.
2. To guarantee that the defendant informs Bond, James Bond, Inc. of any additional court appearances.
3. To guarantee that the bond fee or any incurred expenses are paid off (if applicable).
Q: Will I get a refund after the defendant completes his/her case?
A: The bond fee is non-refundable. However, if we required collateral in order to complete the bond, the collateral will be returned to you within 30 days of receiving the final disposition paper from the courts, and as long as no other charges were incurred by the bond company during the life of the bond.
Q: What is bond forfeiture, and when does it occur?
A: Forfeiture occurs when a defendant fails to appear in court. If a defendant misses a court date, a bench warrant is issued by the courts for their arrest. It is possible in many cases that the bail bond may be "reinstated" by the defendant working with Bond, James Bond, Inc. to report back to the court, which allows the court to set a new trial date for the defendant. The quicker the cosigner or defendant contacts us after a court date has been missed, the quicker we can work on getting it rescheduled for you.
Q: What if my question wasn’t covered in this list?
A: If your question wasn’t answered in this list, please call us now at 770-382-9111 to speak with a us today! We are in the office 24 hours to help in any way we can.