Bail Bondsman MN Service Areas-763 422 1234
Experts in the Bail Bonding Industry All Out Bail Bonds have come to the rescue for thousands of people during their time of need in the Minneapolis and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Our base of operation is located in close proximity to the Anoka County & Sherburne County jails, but we work with all 87 counties in the state of Minnesota. All Out Bail Bonds are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. We open doors for people 24 hours a day, and we do it faster than any other bail bondsman in the state. Through an extensive network of contacts we have cultivated over decades of business relationships we are the bondsman you want to talk to when someone you know gets arrested.
We offer FREE consultations, FREE warrant checks, & FREE attorney referrals and we do it without hesitation. All Out Bail Bonds has won prestigious awards over the decades for our customer service, rapid response time & in depth knowledge. Our bail bond experts are not here take your money and run. We are here to support, educate & access as well as inform you of the entire bail bond process so that you can make an informed decision on how to proceed in your situation. All Out Bail Bonds are experienced professionals who understand that people get arrested at the most inconvenient times in life which is why we are available 24 hours a day. Call now to speak to one of our quality agents in our Bail Bondsman MN Service Areas – 763 422 1234
Below you find a short video detailing the entire bail bond process as well as frequently asked Minnesota Bail Bond Questions and Answers.
Minnesota Bail Bonds Q & A
What is Bail?
Bail is the collateral that a court requires a defendant to provide if they want to be released from jail. Most cases this will be cash or bond. In some cases a judge will also add or require certain conditions to go along with the bail that defendant must follow once they are released. Failure to do so may result in bond forfeiture, and/or a warrant for their arrest may be issued.
A cash bond is the cash amount paid by the defendant, co-worker,friend or family member for the full amount of the bail set by the court. Anybody can pay a cash bail except a fellow inmate. If a defendant puts up his/her cash for the bail they will get a 100% refund as long as they attend all court dates & the case has been concluded. If a defendant misses a court date or does not conclude their case then the courts will forfeit the cash band and issue a warrant. A cash bail can also be used to pay court costs or fines, and then the remaining amount will be refunded to the defendant upon completion of case.
When a defendant posts a bond for bail this means the defendant is working with a bail bondsman. Working with a bail bondsman differs from state to state, but in MN standard operating procedure is to pay 10%. If your bail is set at $10,000 a bondsman will most likely ask you to pay $1,000 and they will issue a $10,000 surety bond which is then presented to the jail in order to release the person in custody.
This is the most common way for individuals to be released from jail once a bond is set. A surety bond is essentially an insurance contract between the bail company/agent, the jail/courts, & of course the defendant. Surety bonds are issued on behalf of the indemnitor/defendant after they pay a premium (Minnesota=10%) to the bonding agent so that the bonding company can flex its financial strength to release a person from jail after issuing a surety credit to the jail. If a defendant doesn’t appear at their court dates or comply with the courts conditions for their release a bond can be forfeited by the courts or the bonding company. Upon forfeiture of the bond the bonding company will pay the full amount, and the defendant/indemnitor will be responsible for the financial reimbursement. Bail Bondsman MN has been writing surety bonds for over 20 years in all 87 counties in Minnesota.
When dealing with the courts be prepared to be exposed to a bunch of fancy names no one knows what they mean. In this case a bond indemnitor is known as a co-signer or guarantor. Which means if agree to be a bond indemnitor (co-signer) you are telling the courts and the bonding company that agree to be responsible for the defendant to follow all contract agreements & court conditions until the conclusion of the case. Most co-signers are usually friends or family members of the arrested. A co-signer/bond indemnitor takes full responsibility for the defendants appearance in court, and follow all court ordered conditions for their release. As a co-signer or bond indemnitor most MN bonding companies will ask for collateral. If the defendant fails to show up for their court date or fails to follow court conditions of release their premium (10%), and your collateral will most likely be forfeited to the bonding company. Bail Bondsman MN will walk you through the entire process, and be there to answer any questions you may have.
Not all bonds require collateral. This is left up to the judgement of the bonding agent. When a bonding company requires collateral its based on the risk of the bond. Main factors are amount, time at residence, time at employer, etc etc. The less stable a defendant is the riskier the bond is so a bonding company will ask for collateral. Collateral can be anything from cars, rvs, boats, atvs, land, jewelry, firearms, sport cards, computers, stereo, timeshares, or even equity in your home. This is all up to the discretion of the bail agent, and in some cases the bail agent will require the collateral to remain in their possession until the conclusion of the defendants case. Bail Bondsman MN has a private state of the art secure storage center that we store all collateral in, and will be returned upon completion of defendants court dates.
Bail Bond Premium Payments
This is often referred to as the premium which is the cost a bail agent will require to post a bond for a defendant being held in jail. As we stated before this varies from state to state, but here in Minnesota the standard operating procedure is to charge 10% of the required bond. Bonding Companies can usually be paid by cash, check or credit card. This is a non refundable fee regardless of the outcome of the defendants case.
All Out Bail Bonds Bail Agreement
This is a contract exists between the defendant/indemnitor, co-signer/indemnitor & the bail agent. Our agreement will include the following: full name, date of birth, phone number, 3 reference names & phone numbers, license plate, work address & phone number, date bond was issued, amount, court charges, court location & court conditions. Bail Bondsman MN agreement is required by the state and the courts, and all parties involved will receive a copy.
The easiest way to get out of jail is when a judge orders your release on your own recognizance. This means your releases on the promise you will appear for all scheduled court appearances, and no bail is required. In the bail bond industry this is known as “ROR”. This is usually used for first time offenders for non violent crimes, minor misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors, some probation violations, or possible financial arrests (not paying fines).
Known as Supersedeas Bonds (more fancy words) is a type of surety bond that is used to delay payment or sentence while appealing a case. Not widely used but we All Out Bail Bonds can accommodate. Bail Bondsman MN has provided Supersedeas Bonds in the past so we have plenty of experience drawing them up and getting them to the right people to release your loved ones.
Only refers to bonds issued for criminal cases/defendants charged in U.S. District Courts. Usually federal judges set these amounts, and conditions of release. Unlike county bonds there are no pre-arraigned or set amounts for crimes committed. A defendant will have to appear before a federal judge to receive bond options. Majority of the bonds written at All Out Bail Bonds are for the federal courts jail in Elk River, MN. If a federal bond is forfeited a nationwide warrant will be issued. Bail Bondsman MN has very close relationship with the Federal Jail in Sherburne County, and have written thousands of federal bonds over the years.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement known as ICE requires a federal immigration bonds for their detainees. Immigration Bonds are very rare as they are high risk, and they have strict stipulations. Cash bonds for Immigration detainees can only be posted through ICE, and only a properly licensed bail bondsman on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement list can post a surety bond. All Out Bail Bonds can post Immigration Bonds. Bail Bondsman MN has a longstanding & very friendly relationship with the law enforcement staff at the Federal detention center in Sherburne County, and if we can’t get you out nobody can.
Can refer to just about anything where a defendant didn’t appear for their court date. The dictionary definition of skipping bail refers too: leaving the courts jurisdiction and failing to appear. Most people don’t move out of state when skipping bail. They simply just don’t show up, and choose to deal with it at another time. When this happens the judge/courts will issue a bench warrant for the arrest of the defendant, bail will be forfeited, and a bonding company may hire a bounty hunter. When this happens and the defendant is arrested the bail is usually set at a higher amount, and bonding companies tend to raise their premiums.
An individual profiteering for criminal apprehension. Bounty hunters fees are generally around 10% of the bond. For example, $20,000 bond is $2,000 for the bounty hunter when he captures you. Bounty hunters don’t like to be called bounty hunters, and nowadays like to be called criminal enforcement agents, bail enforcement agents, fugitive recovery agents. Bounty hunters are required to be properly licensed according to the laws of each state, but they are not the police & do not have to abide by the same laws police officers do. They do not need warrants to enter properties, tap phone lines, surveillance or question people. Bail Bonding companies hire bounty hunters to locate, arrest, & return defendants.
Right to Arrest
The Supreme Court decision of “Taylor vs Taintor” gives bonding companies bail agents more arresting powers than local law enforcement officers do. The Supreme Court wrote this:
When bail is given, the principal is regarded as delivered to the custody of his sureties. Their dominion is a continuance of the original imprisonment. Whenever they choose to do so, they may seize him and deliver him up in their discharge, and if that cannot be done at once, they may imprison him until it can be done. They may exercise their rights in person or by agent. They may pursue him into another state; may arrest him on the Sabbath; and if necessary, may break and enter his house for that purpose.
Bounty hunters & bail agents have great leeway when securing their financial interests, and are not required to obtain warrants or extradition papers. Some state may require them to notify local police prior to entering a home, but they don’t need probable cause or warrants to enter a residence if they believe the defendant is inside.
The sole reason for a bail bond is for the defendant to “appear in court”, but as we learned above the courts may attach release conditions as well. Bondsman can also stipulate release conditions such as: check in with bail agent at regular intervals, maintain employment, wear an ankle bracelet,etc. If these conditions are not met, or the bonding company believes the defendant intends to flee the jurisdiction, or fail to appear bonding companies can revoke or forfeit the posted bail bond & return the defendant to custody. If the bonding company feels the defendant is a threat to the community they can also withdraw bail and return a defendant back to custody.
Removing Bond Liabilities
The courts call this “discharge” or “exoneration” of the bail bond. It is very rare, and most likely impossible to be removed of any bond liability while the case is still in court. A couple of ways to do this is to substitute your self for another qualified co-signer or post the entire cash bond to remove the bondsman responsibilities, and even that may not satisfy the courts. Removal of all bond liabilities typically only occurs after defendant has appeared for all court appearances & satisfied all court conditions. After everything has been satisfied bonding companies or bail agents will return all collateral put up on behalf of the defendant. The defendant will still be responsible for court costs, fines, and any jail time but the requirements of the bail bond will be met.
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