What Age Is Required To Release Someone From Jail?
The minimum age to release someone from custody is 18, yet many bail bond agencies may insist that you be 21 or older. This is because no minor may engage in a legal contract in the United States.
If you are hiring a bail bonds company, keep in mind that the bondsman has the exclusive power to determine whether you qualify for a bail bond. It’s possible that you’ll need to show evidence of your financial stability in order to post the full bail bond. Therefore, if the bail is $10,000, you must pay the bondsman 10% of that amount, or $1000, and the bondsman has the right to refuse if they believe you lack the resources to do so.
What Happens When Someone You Bail Out Misses Their Court Date?
You will forfeit the cash you paid for their bail if you paid the whole amount on your own without using a bondsman and they fail to appear in court.
If a bail bondsman was engaged in posting bail on your behalf and the defendant fails to appear in court, the bondsman will be liable for the full $10,000 bail amount. They will then dispatch a bounty hunter to track down the defendant, as well as you, your employer, your family, and your friends, in order to recover the money they lost. Find out what happens if you bail somebody out of jail.
Fees for Bail Bonds Explained
In Kansas, the bail premium is capped at 10% of the total bail amount. A bail bond business may only charge the defendant $1,000 if bail is set at $10,000. Some bail bond businesses could provide payment schedules, especially for larger bail sums. More details about this here.