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What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Bail Bond?

What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Bail Bond?

What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Bail Bond?


If you or someone you know has been arrested, bail bonds can provide a way out of jail while waiting for your court date. But what happens if you can’t pay your bond? Mike Snapp Bail Bonds in Orlando is here to help you understand the consequences of not paying your bond.

When you take out a bail bond, the bond company pays the court the full amount of the bond on your behalf. The company then charges a nonrefundable fee that ranges from 10-15% of the total amount of the bond. This fee is used to cover administrative costs as well as any collateral that was required for securing the bond.  In exchange for posting bail, you agree to make an appearance at all court hearings and follow any other conditions set by the courts or bail bondsman.  These conditions may include submitting to drug tests, abstaining from alcohol consumption, and staying away from certain people or locations.

If you fail to comply with these terms and don’t appear in court when ordered, this is considered “skipping bail” and there will be consequences. Depending on state laws, if someone skips their bail they may have their driver’s license suspended and/or face jail time for contempt of court. Additionally, any collateral that was used to secure the bail may be kept by law enforcement or become property of the court system. If a co-signer was involved in securing your bond they could also be held responsible for payment if you do not show up in court as agreed upon.

If you are facing financial hardship due to an inability to pay your bail bond, there are some options available for reducing costs such as using a surety bond or asking family members or friends to cosign on your behalf. Mike Snapp Bail Bonds can provide additional information about how best to handle these situations and answer any questions that you might have about bail bonds in Orlando Florida and throughout Orange County area.



If a loved one has been arrested and require assistance with bailing them out of jail, it's important to remember that failure to appear in court can result in serious repercussions such as suspension of driver's license or even jail time - so it's important not only that they show up but also that they comply with all other conditions set by either law enforcement or judicial officers before releasing them on bail bonds! Fortunately, Mike Snapp Bail Bonds provides helpful services such as payment plans and cosigning options so those who need help securing their release can get back home safely while still fulfilling their legal obligations - be sure to reach out today!  With more than 30 years experience providing professional service across the Central Florida region - Mike Snapp Bail Bonds is here ready to assist with whatever situation arises 24 hours a day 7 days week! Contact us today!