How Bail Works

Bail amount is usually determined by a judge and in order to get someone out of jail on bail you must fulfill the bail requirements set by the court. When you want to bail someone out of jail, you usually have two options. Be sure to choose the right option for you and your specific situation. Even if you have enough money to pay the full bail amount, it may still be in our best interest to go through a bail bondsman instead. Lightning Bail, LLC is Nevada’s fastest growing retail bail bonds agency. We are open 24/7.

Option One: Cash Bond

The first option would be to provide the full bail amount on behalf of the defendant. This is referred to as a “Cash Bond” and is probably not the best option. There are two main reasons why this option is less desirable in the Las Vegas area. First of all, if the defendant fails to attend all court dates, you will not receive your money back. The second thing to consider is that any penalties, fines and court costs may be deducted form the money you provide for bail. We are always working to get the best information for our clients.

Option Two: Bail Bondsman

Your second option is to use a Las Vegas bail bondsman. This process is usually more appealing because it will require you to provide less money and no penalties, fines, or court costs will be deducted from the money you provide. You will pay a fee to the bail bondsman for their services and (which is usually set or limited by the state). The fee you pay to the bondsman is usually between 10% and 15% of the total bail amount which is set by the court. For example, if a judge decided that someone’s bail would be set at $50,000 and a bail bondsman is charging 10%, you would pay $5,000 to the bail bondsman in order to secure a release from jail. Learn more about our bail bond process here.

 

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