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New Jersey Bail Man .com is a web site dedicated to educate the people of New Jersey who are in search of a Bail Bond, Bail Bondsman or looking for information regarding Bail Bonds and how the Bail Bond Process works in New Jersey. Your first question may be, what is a bail bond and why would I need one? The answer to the second part of that question is simple. When a person is charged with a Criminal offence or a Disorderly Persons offence in New Jersey that person or Defendant will be required to appear in a New Jersey Court to answer the charges brought against them. The court in most cases will opt to set a bail for the release and ensure the appearance of the defendant in court. The Answer to the first part of your question is a Bail Bond is a three-way contract between the State of New Jersey, the Surety (either a Bail Bondsman or a private citizen) and the Defendant this is done with the use of a Recognizance Form. The agreement is the defendant will appear in court for each and every court date issued by the court. The surety agrees to produce the defendant to each required appearance. This is allowed by The U.S. Constitution Right to Bail and the New Jersey Constitution. Many people ask what happens if the defendant does not appear. There are a number of reasons why a defendant may fail to appear in court. Some reasons may be excusable such as, verifiable illness; court notice was not received or went to the wrong address or other such situations. If the defendant knows he will not make court and has a legitimate reason he should call the court and his bail bondsman to reschedule. You ask what if the defendant does not have a good reason for missing court. In that case the bail is Forfeited and the entire amount of the bail bond is to be paid to the court. The defendant must be surrendered to the court. If the defendant is surrendered within 75 days (old rule was 45 days) of the failure to appear the surety files a Motion to Set-Aside the forfeiture or a Judgment of Default will be entered. This means the only expense will be Bail Enforcement Fees, Attorney Fees and Court Costs. I have been asked to be a Co-Signer on the bail what does this mean? As discussed above, there are risks involved in undertaking a bail. The Bail Bondsman is the entity responsible to pay the court in the event of bail forfeiture. Naturally he does not want to be responsible so he enters into a separate Indemnity Agreement holding the bail bondsman harmless. This means the Co-Signer or Indemnitor pledges to be liable for any an all costs involved with the administration and enforcement of the bail bond. Should I worry about being an Indemnitor? If you are certain the defendant will appear in court, there is absolutely no reason at all to worry. The outcome of the case even if sentenced or receives penalties has no effect on the bail bond; remember the agreement is to appear in court. If the defendant appears for every date the bail bond is discharged and your agreement is completed. (There is one exception to the rule, if the bail bond is pledged for Failure to Pay Fines and the defendant does not pay the fines the Bail Bondsman is to pay them which in turn you will have to repay the bondsman). Now that you have the basic idea of a bail bond you should know the cost of the bond. Most people will tell you flat out the fee which is referred to as Premium is 10% of the bail bond amount. This is only partially true; the exact truth is the surety has to charge you the amount as on file with the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Most if not all Bail Bond Agencies in New Jersey have the Premium set at 10%, if a bail bond company tells you they will

do the bail bond for less then 10%, they are breaking the law (if 10% is the rate on file). I don't have enough money to pay for the Bail Bond Premium, what do I do? Some Bail Bondsman will accept payment plans. They can accept any amount as a down payment but must charge you the entire premium. They also can not charge you interest or late fees unless they are licensed as an Insurance Premium Finance Company. Okay, I feel I am ready to use a Bail Bondsman to Post the Bail Bond, Now what? First you should find a New Jersey bail bond agency in your area or county or one that is close to the county jail. You can do this by looking on the internet, the phone book, and 411 or on this web site we have a few bail bond agencies listed serving all these New Jersey Counties; Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County and Warren County.

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