Being arrested and charged with a crime brings a uniquely complicated set of circumstances to your life. It can happen to anyone. The situation can be both scary and confusing, especially if you aren’t familiar with the process and how things work. If you ever face this situation, you must remember, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. If you find yourself being arrested, your first plan of action should be to contact a bonding agent. Here are some frequently asked questions about Bail Bonds in Sedgwick County.
Are the bail bondsmen only available during the daytime hours?
No. Affordable Bail Bonds offers 24 hour service. You can contact them anytime.
I don’t have cash available to pay for my bond, but I do have a credit card. Will the bail bonds agents accept this type of payment?
Yes, you can pay with American Express, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
Can I have someone else pay my bond for me?
Yes, you can. You can have a friend, family member or anyone else you know take care of the bond for you. They can make the payment directly to the bonding agent who is taking care of your bail bond processing.
What if I don’t have the cash or the 10% to pay on my bond? Do I have other options?
If you cannot get someone to loan you the money to pay your bond, you may want to consider a property bond. You may also want to inquire about the flex pay options available. Maybe one of those options will work for you. There are also the “OR” bonds that may be possible. This type of bond could be possible if you are a first time offender and the judge feels they can entrust you to follow through with attending your court dates and meet all obligations.
Can I have a co-signer on my bond, especially if I don’t have the funds?
Yes, you can have a co-signer on the bond. This person will be financially and personally guaranteeing that you will show up for all of your court appearances.
Those are just some of the basic FAQ’s about the bail bonds process. You can obtain additional information and details from a bondsman.