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Frequently Asked Questions


How does bail work?

The bail bond company needs somebody to sign to be responsible for the defendant showing up to all his/her court dates.  The rate in Ohio that bond companies charge is 10% of the bond amount.  The court usually charges a fee which varies by court.

Do I get my money back when the case is over?

No.  There are no refunds.  Once the bail agent posts the bond for the client, the company and the indemnitor (co-signer) are at risk to lose the bond amount if the defendant doesn't show up.  Once the case is over, then the cosigner no longer is responsible to pay the total bond, but the 10 percent premium is always due regardless of how long the court case lasts.

Can I revoke the person's bond that I bonded out of jail?

No.  You can submit a notorized paper to us asking for us to have a motion filed to revoke the bond, but it is up to the judge to decide if a bond is revoked.

Can I make payments?

Yes.  Depending on the co-signer and the defendants history the bail bond company can extend credit on bonds.

What if the defendant misses court?

Then the co-signer has to pay bond if the defendant is not returned to jail/court.  If it is an oversight, the bond company can show up to court with the defendant and ask to stay on the bond.

Can I sign myself out on bond?

No, because if you miss court, then there isn't any body to go to be indemnified- in other words somebody has to be financially responsible for the defendant.

How does Bail Bonds work?

How does Bail work?  This video provided by bailhound gives and explanation on how bail bonds work.  Call Jeff Brown Bail Bonds Wilmington at 937-382-5900 if you have any questions.