The court system will set the amount of bail required for the arrested person's (defendant) release. "Bail" is an amount of surety bond for the purpose of making sure that the defendant attends all court appearances required by law. Bail allows the defendant to be released from jail until his or her case is completed.
How does a Surety or Bail Bond Work?
Under Kansas State law, a company can provide a bail bond that guarantees payment of the full bail amount to the court if the defendant does not show for all court appearances required by law. To purchase a bail bond, you must contact a licensed bail service provider, like Razz McCarty's Bad Boy Bail Bonds. The defendant or a defendant's relative/friend will be required to complete paperwork to complete the bonding process. Upon completion, the bail bondsman will begin the process required to for the defendant to be released. After processing, the defendant will be released.
How much is a Surety or Bail Bond?
A surety bond is a service performed by a bail bondsman. The bondsman will charge a premium, a percentage of the total bail amount. The premium rate is set by the Kansas Department of Insurance. For example, In Kansas, if a bail amount is set at $20,000, the premium would be $2,000.
Is the premium refundable?
The premium paid to the Bail Bondsman is the fee for using the bonding service and therefore it is non refundable.
What happens if the defendant misses court?
The judge will issue a bench warrant for the defendant's arrest, and the bond will be in forfeit (default). The cosigners and or collateral posted will be held liable to compensate for any and all court/legal fees or any other fees associated with locating the defendant and returning them to the Sedgwick County Jail/Court system.
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