What are the costs involved with a bail bond?

When somebody is arrested, they are taken to jail, they’re booked in, the bail amount is set and that amount has to be paid before they will be released from jail.

There are a few ways that amount can be paid. You can either pay all of the amount to the jail using certified funds. This process can take several days.

Or you can pay a bail bondsman. They’ll pay the full amount on your behalf, and you pay them a percentage, typically 10 percent of that amount. That amount is called the bail bond premium.

And that amount is typically the only amount that you’ll have to pay to get someone out of jail.