Frequently Asked Questions About Our Bail Bond Services

A. There is certain helpful information that a Bail Bondsman will need in order to help you in a fast & efficient manner:

What county jail is the person currently in custody?
What is the full name of person in jail? The bail bondsman will need this information in order to contact the jail to get further bail information.
What is the amount of the bail? The bail agent will get this information when they contact the jail if you do not have it. Once the Bail Bondsman has the confirmed bail amount, the bail bondsman can then speak with you pertaining to the cost of posting a bond and process to get the your friend or loved one out of jail.

A. There are two ways in which a person may be released from custody.

You can use a Bail Bondsman.
You can post cash for the full amount of the bond with the court or jail.
Pre-Trial | Conditional Release- The jail releases the defendant with no cash or bond required.

A. By standard, the typical industry rate for a bail bond is 10% of the principle bail bond amount set by the courts, For example, if the amount of the bail bond is $10,000, the fee is $1,000. In Minnesota, strict insurance laws/ require a specific minimum of the premium to be collected before a bail bond can be executed in Minnesota by a bail bond company/bail bondsman. A Bail Bond that is less 1,000 or less, the premium required to execute the bond is 100.00, no less can be collected.

The required premium amount is dictated based on principle amount of the bail bond. Depending on the size of the bail bond. Once the premium requirements are satisfied, a bail bond company can offer payment plan options for the remaining bail bond premium, if applicable. The Local Bail Bondsman offers the lowest money down allowed by law & Interest free payment plans.

A. If an individual is arrested a bail is set by the county court, the defendant can secure his/her release when the case is pending by paying a bail bonds company to execute a surety bond/appearance bond on the behalf of the defendant. Once the case is concluded and the defendant is sentenced, acquitted or case is dismissed the executed bail-bond is discharged by the county court jurisdiction.

If the arrested individual does not have cash or property sufficient to cover the face amount of bail, they can use the services of a bail agent or “bondsman.” The bail agent agrees to secure the release of the accused individual in return for a fee between 8-10% of the face amount of the bail. The arrested individual is also required to provide a co-signor that will take responsibility for the face amount of bail. Once the fee has been negotiated and a co-signor agrees to take responsibility for the bail, the bail agent delivers the bond to the jail and the arrested individual is released from custody.

A. A person arrested for committing a crime in violation of applicable state or federal law. This Defendant is required to appear in court to answer pending charges, but may remain at home (On Bail) until their court date if they are allowed a bail bond, the defendant must pay bail with a Bail bonds company/Bail bondsman to execute a bail bond on their behalf

A. In most cases, the bail bond process is timely and efficient. The bail agent will ask the caller a series of questions to qualify the bond. Once the underwriting process is complete, the bail agent makes arrangements with the co-signer to meet the bail bondsman to complete the process and execute the bail bond. The bail bond is then brought to the county jail and executed the defendant is then released from custody. The time between the first call to the bail agency and the time the arrested individual is released is about 1-4 hours depending on the jails release process. The most common delay is the time it takes the jail to process the defendant for release once the bond has been executed to the jail. A Bail Bonds Company unfortunately cannot control the amount of time the jail takes to release the defendant once the bail bond has been delivered/executed to the county jail.

A. If a loved one or friend has been arrested and is currently in custody at the county jail, you can speed up the bail bond underwriting process by calling our bail bonds company as soon as possible. Our professional local bail bondsman will be available to assist you and will start the initial bail bond process so your loved ones or friends bail bond can be expedited.

A. We accept Master Card, American express, Discover, Visa, Cashiers checks & Cash.

A. How a DWI bail bond works should a person already have DWI(s) on his or her record the court and/or judge may order a standard DWI bail bond in the amount of $12,000. A conditional or unconditional bail bond may also be an option.

A. To learn more about our local bail bond agency located in Anoka, Minnesota or to begin the bail process give us a call day or night at (763) 200-5744.

A. The past arrests/or convictions you have will dictate the amount of your DWI Bail Bond in Minnesota. You typically will have in most cases in Minnesota, two different options of DWI bonds, a conditional or unconditional bond.

A. Bail bond companies will generally take cash and/or credit cards as payment prior to the bail bond being posted at the county jail. Payment plans are offered by most bail bond companies if the initial minimum premium required by law is collected in full.

A. Call the local county jail/sheriff's office where the person was arrested. You can also find adult detention center numbers online, a bail bondsman will usually help you to locate the person in custody at the county jail. Bail Bonds companies will check bail amounts for persons in custody and court appearance dates/times for the defendant that is currently in custody.

A. A cash bail (or cash bond) is an agreement between a defendant and the county jurisdiction where the cash bail was set by a judicial judge. A cash bail does not require a bail bondsman and effectively excludes the use of a bail bondsman. Cash bail is required to be paid in full to the jail, you do not pay a percentage of 10% of the bail set as you do by utilizing a bail bondsman.

A. A bail bond (or Bond) is an agreement between a defendant and a bail bond company guaranteeing the defendant's appearance for all court dates. If the defendant fails to appear in court the bail bonds company will be required to pay the full bond amount to the county court. A bail bond remains executed until the defendant is sentenced/or the bail bond is discharged by the county court.

A. Bail Bondsman often called Bail agents acts as sureties and post bail bonds on the behalf of defendants. A bail bondsman or bail agent make profit by charging the defendant a non-refundable fee of 10% of the bail bond amount. If the defendant fails to appear in court, the bail bond becomes forfeited for the executed principle bond amount. Being a Bail bondsman/insurance producer is a very serious and professional business in the insurance industry.

A. Minnesota Bail Bond Agents under the Critical Sector Workers Definitions and Clarifications document in Minnesota was revised to include bail bond agents under the law enforcement, public safety, and First Responders exemptions list. What does this mean? This means we can and should be continuing to work for our clients, not making folks fill things out online so the bondsman can stay at home longer.

We take the precautions which do include social distancing, washing up & masking up! Regardless you will still have to drive to the jail to pick up your loved ones. We are here for our clients, we will meet with you as normal and get your loved one's bond posted. Let's find the family cure during this COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota and reunite families and friends by posting your friend or loved one's bail bond today!

A. The Alcohol Monitor has been known to detect very low levels of alcohol including just the odor of alcohol. Most offenders elect not to be on an alcohol monitor if they are given the option of a unconditional bail bond. Alcohol monitors are expensive with numerous court conditions and very intrusive into your daily life. The first court appearance for a DWI violation in Minnesota typically results in the defendant having two options: Conditional release/with no bail required with the alcohol monitor, or an unconditional bail bond in the amount of 12,000/or less with no alcohol monitor and less conditions.

A. When you utilize bail bonds service, you pay the bail bondsman 10% of the principle bail amount. Once you pay the required 10% premium of the bond amount the bondsman will deliver it to the jail or county court to secure the defendant's release from jail. The premium paid to the bail bondsman is non-refundable. It is important to select a professional bondsman in your area that has experience with bail bonds in Minnesota.

A. The two most common types of bail bonds in Minnesota that secures a defendant's release from jail is a cash bail set by the court, or Bond also known as a Bail bond, or an appearance bond. Cash bail is money paid directly to the jail by the defendant, no bondsman is required. A Bond/Bail Bonds is a bail amount set by the judge requiring a bail bond to be executed by a licensed bail bonds agent in Minnesota.

A. A Conditional bail bond is usually set at a lower amount, as there are strict conditions that will likely include: No alcoholic use/consumption & weekly probation office check-ins after a defendant is released from custody. An Unconditional bail bond is set at a higher amount, as there are no strict conditions of release, except the defendant remains' law-abiding and appears for all future court appearances. The defendant must continue to appear for court dates until the defendant is sentenced, case is dismissed or the defendant is acquitted.

A. Revoking a bail bond is very discouraged in the bail bond industry in the United States, However, Failure to pay the bail premium for a defendant's bail bond can result in a bail revocation. A bail bond company has the right and discretion to revoke a defendant's bond in most states. A bail bond may be revoked, if the defendant fails to remain law-abiding, fails to follow the bond conditions and in some cases is the defendant fails to pay the required bond premium in full. When a bail bond has been revoked, the defendant may be arrested by the bonding agency and brought back to the custody of the county jail. The defendant would then have a bail revocation hearing at the county court jurisdiction. The Bail bonds agency or Bail bondsman can legally arrest the defendant in most states.

A. "A “no bond” or “zero bonds” means that no bond has been set for the defendant. A judge may not yet have had a chance to set bail, or a judge has ruled that bond should not be set."

A. Bail bond companies help individuals who have been charged with a crime so they can remain out of custody legally while awaiting trial. State laws regulate bond companies/bail bondsman and the regulations vary from state to state and are complex.

A. In the old western days, bounty hunters, Now known as bail enforcement agent/fugitive recovery agents (bail bondsmen), carry out arrests of those who have skipped bail. The term "bounty hunting" is not often used nor is it liked by many in the profession due to its historical public stigma.

A. When executing arrest warrants, agents may wear bulletproof vests, badges, and other clothing displaying the title "bail enforcement agent", "Bounty Hunter" or similar titles. Many agents use two-way radios to communicate with each other. Bail Agents are not "Cops" or sworn law enforcement officers.

A. Bail is a set of pre-trial conditions that are imposed on a defendant to ensure the defendant complies with the judicial process. Bail is the conditional release of a defendant with the promise to appear in court when required, Petty Misdemeanor & misdemeanor crimes, a defendant may be released without a requirement to post a bail bond.

A. If a defendant is able to pay for their own bail, defendants at times can bail themselves out and be the cosigner. However, if it is cash bail, the defendant must pay the full cash bail amount to the courts/jail. If posting cash bail is not possible, defendants call a bondsman and pay 10% of the surety bond.

A. Certainly, it is possible for individuals to check for warrants. Defendants can contact third parties, like A-Affordable Bail Bonds in Anoka, Minnesota, who can check for them. Our company can check warrants so the individual does not risk getting arrested on the spot for trying to find out if they have a active warrant.

A. "A bail bond agent, referred to as a bail bondsman, works independently or as a appointed agent of the bond company. The bail bondsman role is to complete bonding paperwork with the defendant and cosigner, collect the required bond premium and post the bail bond at the county jail or court."

A. Bail or bond (in most cases, bail and bond mean the same thing) is a amount of money in cash or surety bond for the purpose of guaranteeing a defendant attends all required court appearances. Bond allows the arrested person (defendant) to be released from jail until his/her case is completed.

A. Alcohol monitoring generally will be pricey with unreasonable additional release conditions. Typically, a defendant is charged a set up fee of ($50 to $100) including a daily monitoring fee (around $10 to $15), the monthly costs can be as high as $450. Defendants, usually can post a DWI unconditional bail bond to avoid the alcohol monitor.

A. The cost to set up the SCRAM system is typically between $50 to $100. Additionally, there is also a daily monitoring fee that ranges from ($10 to $15) per day. Posting a DWI unconditional bond avoids the alcohol monitor and additional release conditions.

A. What is the difference between DUI and DWI in Minnesota? A Minnesota DUI charge indicates that a defendant was driving a motor vehicle while under the Influence. A DWI charge alleges a defendant was driving a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08 in Minnesota.

A. Bail Bonds in Minnesota for felony crimes (e.g., robbery,assault) can range from $3,000 to $75,000 and can exceed further into the hundreds of thousands of dollars for serious crimes including drug offenses and other crimes committed with aggravating factors (violent offenses, weapon offenses).

A. Our Bail Bonds Company can help you with all of your Minnesota bail bonds needs. Let our local bail bondsman and professional experts give you a free bail bond review now. All calls are confidential. Call (763) 200-5744 for all your Minnesota Bail Bonds.

A. Bail Bonds are the amount of money a defendant must post to be released from custody until their trial. Bail is not a fine. It is not a form of punishment. The purpose of a bail bond is simply to guarantee that a defendant will appear for court hearings in which they must appear.

A. Cash bail may be refunded to a defendant by the county courts. However, A Bail Bond (i.e) Bail Bond company charge a premium of 10% for posting an appearance/surety Bail Bond on the behalf of a defendant. The Bail Bond premium is not refundable, when a bail bondsmen is utilized in Minnesota..

A. What occurs after a DWI Arrest in Minnesota. When you are arrested for a DWI, you will face penalties that may include fines, drivers' license revocation, vehicle forfeiture, license plate seizure and possible jail time. Bail is typically set as conditional release with a alcohol monitor, or a unconditional bail bond that requires no alcohol monitor.

A. A person arrested without a warrant which is in custody must have a hearing within 48 hours of the arrest. A judge determines the Bail Bond amount and conditions of release. Conditional release & Bail Bonds are intended to secure a defendants appearance for future court hearings. Bail Bond agencies charge a non refundable fee of 10% to execute a bail bond in Minnesota.

A. "For many misdemeanors & gross misdemeanors, Minnesota law limits the max bail that can be set at twice highest fine for the offense. This includes exceptions, including allowing a judge to set bail at four,six, or ten times the maximum fine for many offenses including DWI offenses. The bail bond amount generally set for unconditional DWI Bail Bonds in Minnesota is $12,000."

A. Defendants arrested for driving under the influence are typically given a option of a alcohol monitor, in lieu of posting bail, to secure quick release from custody. However, the cost of a monitor is similar to the cost of posting a unconditional bail bond at times, which a monitor would not be required.

A. Defendants charged with driving under the influence in Minnesota may be given the option of being placed on the alcohol-monitoring device, without posting bail, to secure release from custody. However, a defendant typically can post a unconditional DWI Bail Bond to avoid the alcohol monitor.

A. Bail is a conditional release of the defendant with the promise to appear in court when required. For less violent crimes, the defendant may be summoned to the court without a requirement of Bail. For serious crimes who are deemed likely to fail to appear in court, may be denied immediate bail and (detained) while awaiting trial.