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What Is Bail?
Bail is the amount of money a defendant must post to be released from custody until their trial is heard. The purpose of bail is to ensure the defendant’s appearance at all court trials and hearings. Once the defendant’s trial has concluded, the bail is returned to the individual who posted it. If the defendant fails to appear, he/she risks having the bail forfeited.

Delaware Department of Correction
The Department is the second largest Executive branch agency in the State, and the largest law enforcement agency in the State

5 Questions to Ask a Bail Bond Company
Questions to ask to get a great bail bonds company. Answers your bail bondsman should know.

How Bail Bonds Work 
Learn why post bail, how bail is set, costs and options for paying for a bond and your responsibilities.

Choosing Not To Post Bail
What happens if the defendant does not bail out? Get the options and opinions of an expert bail bondsman.

What Happens If I Bail Someone Out and They Skip Court?
This is a great question. As bondsmen, it is our responsibility to make sure each “indemnitor” (the person who is signing our bail contract) understands the implications of signing. Missing court is simple to deal with; however, skipping town is a different situation.

Relationships: Bondsman and Attorney
Why should an attorney develop a business relationship with a bail bondsman?

Illegal Bail Hurts the Bail Industry
With so many reputable, professional and expert bail bondsman around, why would someone use a bail bonds company that is operating illegally?

Is Bail Bonds Recession-Proof?
In a down-turned economy, people expect crime to go up. What is really happening in the bail bond industry?

Bounty Hunter: Professional Problem Solver
You’ve seen it on TV, but how do bounty hunters really work? Get the inside information from the Street Hunter: Zeke Unger.

Buyer Beware: Bail Bond Scams
Cheap bail? 5% Bail? Did a bondsman call you? Is this legal? Find out in this article. California bail bondsman precautions for the consumer.

Getting Out of Jail: Why So Many Questions?
The questions bail agents ask and why.

What to Expect When Arrested
A guide for women arrested in Delaware.

How To Become A Bail Bondsman
It’s not all Dog The Bounty Hunter! Get the facts about what it takes to become a licensed bail bondsman.

The Bail Bond Process – Infographic
An easy-to-understand diagram of steps in the bail bonding process, from arrest to booking to bonding out of jail.

Criminal Justice and America
The Premier Magazine for the Criminal Justice System

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How does a bail bond work?

What is a bail bond?

How does a bail bond work?

5 Questions to Ask a Bail Bonds Company

Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware II

How is bail determined?

How much do Cash Bail cost?

Bail Agreements

How long does it take to be released from jail?

Who is an indemnitor / guarantor?

Skipping Bail

Bounty Hunter

How to become a licensed bail bondsman

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