Bail amounts can run very high, often thousands of dollars or more, which is why many people get bail bonds when they have been arrested and need to get out of jail quickly.
Unfamiliar with how bail bonds work? Essentially, they are surety bonds that courts require before they will let someone out of jail.
Bail bonds provide a guarantee that defendants will abide by the conditions of their release, such as showing up for their court hearings, not committing further crimes, remaining within a certain jurisdiction, and so on.
Bail bonds also reduce the amount that defendants have to pay for their bail upfront.
Bail Bond Premiums
When you get a surety bail bond through a bail bond company, they cover your full bail amount for you in exchange for a non-refundable bail bond premium, which you can pay all at once or in installments.
In Nevada, bail bond premiums are set at 15% of whatever the total bail amount is, so if your bail is $10,000, then your bail bond premium would be $1,500.
There are a few different ways you can get a bail bond. You can either go to the agency’s location, call them, or submit an online bail request.
If you are busy, submitting a request for a bail bond online might be the most convenient option. All N One Bonding and Insurance, Inc., formerly Lightning Bail Bonds, provides quick bail bonds via our online submission portal.
You can also call us today at (702) 333-2663 if you would rather speak with someone directly.
Make An Online Bail Request
To make an online bail request, you will need to find a cosigner, after which you will go to our Online Bail Request page and fill out the Bail Agreement Application.
If you cannot or would prefer not to get a cosigned bail bond, we do offer a self-signer option for those who have full collateral and are willing to submit to a background check.
The process for self-signers is a bit different than for those who are able to locate a cosigner. If you want a self-signed bail bond, call us at (702) 333-2663 at any time, and we will go over the contract details with you.
For those who have a cosigner, the Bail Agreement Application has five important pages that you are required to fill out.
The pages are as follows:
- Defendant Information
- Indemnitor Application
- Banking and Credit Information
- Indemnitor Employment Information
Note: You will need to provide information such as the defendant’s name, date of birth, bail amount, where the defendant is being held, the charges, the case number, description of the defendant, home address, and more.
Once you have the necessary information in place, filling out the form is easy and only takes 10 minutes, which may be a better option for you than calling us during busy hours or driving to our location at 629 S Casino Center Blvd Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
Please only submit one bail bond application per person.
What Is An Indemnitor On A Bond?
By now, you might have visited our Online Bail Request page and seen the “Indemnitor Application” and “Indemnitor Employment Information” sections of the application.
For those completely new to bail bonds, if you do not know what an indemnitor is, they are the cosigner on a bail bond and are responsible for ensuring that the defendant honors all of the court’s requirements.
Becoming a cosigner on a bail bond is a big responsibility and should not be agreed to lightly.
Usually, a cosigner is a close friend or family member who knows the defendant, trusts them, and can vouch for their character.
To be a cosigner, you have to be 18 years of age or older, be a US Citizen, have lived in Nevada for a certain period of time, have a job, and have decent credit.
What Are The Responsibilities Of The Indemnitor On A Bond?
Cosigning a bail bond is certainly a great way to get your friends or family out of jail, but it does come with responsibilities.
First, you have to pay the defendant’s non-refundable bail bond premium.
Second, you might have to put up collateral, which usually applies for cases with high bail amounts. Your collateral may include property, jewelry, a vehicle, high-value artwork, or some other form of value.
Third, as already mentioned, you become responsible for ensuring that the defendant abides by all of the requirements of the court. Cosigning also means you become financially responsible if the defendant fails to uphold said requirements.
Bail bond companies lose money when defendants skip bail, so if this happens, you as the cosigner would be responsible for reimbursing the lost bail money to the bail bond company. There may also be a fee for finding and returning the defendant to jail.
Given how high bail amounts can be and the fact that paying a bounty hunter or fugitive recovery agent is not cheap, being a cosigner does present substantial financial risk if you do not believe the defendant is trustworthy.
If you think the defendant might skip bail, we recommend that you call your bail bond agency as soon as possible and speak to them about the situation.
Does The Cosigner Get Their Bail Bond Money Back After The Case Is Complete?
No. The bail bond premium that a cosigner pays to the bail bond company is non-refundable.
As for the full bail amount, once the bail bond has been exonerated, the bail money is returned to the bail bond company.
The price of a bail bond premium in Nevada is set at 15% of the total bail amount. So, if the defendant’s bail is set at $10,000, your bail bond premium would be $1,500.
How Can I Get Out Of A Bail Bond Contract?
Please note that at All N One Bail Bonds, all negotiated payments are made per contractual agreement by both parties, and there are no refunds for bail bond premiums.
With that said, if you cosign a bail bond and you think that the defendant will not honor the conditions of their release, please contact us so that we can discuss canceling the bond before the court confiscates the full bail amount and leaves you with a massive financial responsibility.
Other Frequently Asked Bail Bond Questions
We hope you have found the information we have provided helpful. If you still have questions about bail bonds, the following FAQ section may be what you are looking for.
How Long Will It Take To Get Out Of Jail After Posting A Bail Bond?
There is no set time for getting out of jail. Getting out of jail can range anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours. The length of time really depends on the details of your case and how busy the court system is.
What Happens If A Cosigner Does Not Pay Bond?
If a cosigner does not pay the bail bond premium, then the bond will be withdrawn, and the defendant will be taken back to jail.
What Are Normal Bail Conditions?
Bail conditions vary case by case, but common bail conditions include the following:
- Not committing further crimes
- Giving up your passport
- Remaining within the county or state
- Avoiding contact with certain people or going to certain places
- Avoiding drugs and alcohol
- Regular check-ins at a police station.
Many factors are taken into consideration when bail conditions are made, such as the severity of the crime, the defendant’s reputation, their criminal history, and how much of a flight risk they pose.
Can You Reduce Your Bail Amount?
Yes. You can request a reduction to your bail amount at your bail hearing. You can also request to be released on your Own Recognizance.
Your attorney can file both motions for you, after which the court will look at why the offense was committed, your financial situation, your reputation, and many other factors to determine whether or not they grant your requests.
Can You Work While On Bail?
Absolutely. In fact, keeping your job is a good idea, as it shows you are financially responsible. If you have been arrested and are concerned about losing your job, getting a quick and easy bail bond is one of the best things you can do to get back to work.
What Are My Options Aside From Getting A Bail Bond?
If you do not want to enter into an agreement with a bail bond company, you do have some other options available.
- Pay the bail amount in cash.
- Post a property bond.
- Get released on OR.
Do You Have Bail Bond Payment Plans?
Yes, we do! We offer highly flexible plans designed to accommodate your needs. Bail bonds can be costly, which is why we are more than happy to work with your situation.
I Saw An Advertisement For A 1 Percent Bail Bond Near Me. Do You Offer Those?
No, we do not offer 1 percent bail bonds.
If you ever come across a bail bond company in Nevada advertising 1-5 percent bail bonds, we recommend being cautious.
1-5 percent bail bonds do not exist in the state of Nevada since the state has set the cost for bail bond premiums at 15 percent of the total bail amount.
The only reason why a Nevada bail bond company would market a low bail bond percentage like this is to convince you to get a bail bond.
How Do I Locate An Inmate?
If you need help locating an inmate, call us today, and we can assist you! There is more than one jail in the Las Vegas area, which can make the search somewhat confusing for those who are not familiar with the court system here.
The four jails in the Las Vegas area are:
- Las Vegas Detention Center (Las Vegas City Jail):
If someone commits a misdemeanor within city limits, they may be held here.
- Henderson Detention Center (also doubles as the Las Vegas Immigration Jail):
If someone commits a crime in Henderson, then most likely, they will be booked here. People in Henderson Detention Center include those serving sentences that are less than a year and those who have not finished their trials yet. This is also where you will find non-citizens who have entered the country illegally.
- Clark County Detention Center (CCDC, but it is also sometimes called the Las Vegas Detention Center):
This is the main detention center in Las Vegas and is where misdemeanor offenders serve time. This is also where people who have been arrested and are awaiting trial are held. Usually, only those who have committed gross misdemeanors and felonies are booked here.
- North Las Vegas Community Correctional Center (North Las Vegas CCC or North Las Vegas Detention Center or North Las Vegas Jail):
This is where someone goes if they commit a misdemeanor in North Las Vegas, but this center also handles overflow from other facilities.