Felony Bail BondS
A felony bail bond is just a bond posted for someone who has been charged with a felony. Felonies are more severe and will generally be more costly than other criminal offenses. If a felony bail bond is too expensive, then we will look into a surety bond to find a guarantor who is willing to post the bond on your behalf. Some cases are unique in that the judge will not allow a bond to be posted, but twill only allow you out of jail when the entire amount of bail is posted.
A surety bond is similar to other bonds, except a third party is brought in who will act as the guarantor for your bail. They are taking the risk and generally post a larger amount of cash to free you from jail. If you do not show up for your court date, then the guarantor is liable, but you are still a fugitive from law who will be sought out until found. The best thing you can do is to show up for court, handle your business, and be released as a free person with some dignity.
What is a Felony?
Felonies are different from misdemeanors because they tend to be more severe or involve a higher value in stolen property. Misdemeanors will usually serve up to a year in prison which can often be served in a county jail. A felony is more severe and will require paying higher fines and serving more time. Stealing or drug possession can lead to a felony charge, and the extent of the crime can determine the amount for bail. In some instances, like murder, there will be no bail amount and we will then be unable to help.
How Much Are Felony Bail Bonds?
Bail bonds for felonies can range from $10,000 to over a million dollars. Generally, if bail is posted for a felony, then the amount will be around $50,000 to $100,000. How much do we pay? Most of the time we pay 10% for a bond but can occasionally pay up to 15 or 20%. This means that a $50,000 bail will cost between $5,000 and $7,500 as a bond. It is a substantial amount of money which is why we trust that you will be honorable and return for your court case, so we can recover our expense.
Does Everyone Get Bail?
A judge is the deciding factor in whether you get the chance for bail or not. If they feel that you are a flight risk, or that your crime was too severe, then they can deny your bail plea. For crimes that could lead to further risk to yourself or others if bail is posted, then they will likely deny your bail. However, if you had a less serious felony such as a felony theft in which the stolen items were recovered, then you will likely receive the opportunity to have bail posted.