When most people think of federal bonds, they panic a little and their blood pressure heightens. It's not a position that anyone in the world would want to be in, but sometimes these things happen. If you've been arrested due to a federal crime, your only way out of jail (temporarily) is to take out a federal bail bond. Because of the nature of the crime, you can expect the bail amount to be much higher than you would normally have to pay. The high price and risk also means that the indemnitor (the person who co-signs the bail) will have to pay a deposit of 15%, that's 5% more than the deposit usually accepted with state or county bail bonds.

Federal bonds do not have to be as much hassle as some people think. The process may take a little longer, but it's very much the same as state or county bonds and if everything goes smoothly it should not be much hassle. One thing that will take time is the nebia hearing, which is used to ensure that the indemnitor of the bail bond has sufficient collateral to pay the full amount of the bail, in case the defensive skips out and the bail is forfeited. Other than that, the process is very similar and, as long as you work with a professional bondsman, should not be too painful.

Some bonding agencies will not deal with Federal bonds, because they carry with them a higher risk than standard bail bonds. However, large bail agencies with a good reputation will often offer federal bonds, so you can be sure that you're in good hands. The bond agency will explain to you, in detail, the different stages of the process, and they will answer any questions you might have. Once the bond process is completed by the bondsman, it is simply a matter of waiting for the jail to release the prisoner, which will take varying amounts of time and depends on the jail. Try to be patient throughout the process, and make sure you understand everything fully.

Source by Ryan Michael Wells



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