24-Hour Bail Bonds – Anytime, Any Jail – Serving all of SC

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24-Hour Bail Bonds – Anytime, Any Jail – Serving all of SC

Call us now at (843) 554-2005

What is a bail bond?

A bail bond is used to allow someone who was recently arrested to leave jail in advance of their court hearing. In order to do this the judge will set a bond amount that will need to be posted to make sure the defendant shows up for their court date. If the defendant shows up for their court date the bond will be returned.

When would I need a bail bond?

When you or a person you know gets arrested they are held in jail until their bond hearing. During that hearing the judge will set a bond amount. This amount needs to be provided at the jail for the person to be released from jail. If you don’t have the cash available the person will stay in jail unless you contact a bondsman who can post the bail for you.

How do I get a bail bond?

There are several ways to get a bail bond. The first is to use a bondsman (like us, Sinkler Bail Bonds). The second is to post cash for the full amount of your bond yourself. The judge may also allow you to use some personal property like a home, car or other valuable items as collateral. Occasionally the judge will also let the defendant go without the need to post bail or they will give the defendant whats known as a Personal Recognizance (PR) Bond.

What info do I need to provide?

The more information you can provide the better. If the person was arrested in Charleston then they will most likely be at the Charleston County Detention Center on Leeds Avenue. Usually the defendant can be located by name, provided it is spelled correctly and the person has been booked. If you are not sure the spelling or which jail they may be in, just call us and we can help.

Am I required to use any collateral?

Depending on the circumstance, you may need to use some personal assets for collateral. This is commonly a home, land, or some form of property.

I can’t afford the bond amount, what do I do?

This is the scenario that you would want to use a bail bondsman. In exchange for a service fee (typically 10 – 15% of the bond amount depending on several factors) the bail bondsman will post the bail amount for you allowing you to leave jail.

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

If you post the bond yourself you will receive the bond amount back. If you use a bail bondsman you will not get your premium (the service fee charged by the bondsman) back.

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