R&R Bail Bonds
4644 Farmville Road
Farmville, VA 23901
How Bail Bonds Work
The process of writing a bail bond has to do with acquiring a
defendants release for a monetary fee. By taking in a fee it can
insure that the defendant will show up to court on the date mandated
by the judge. A defendantís fee is usually determined by a judge or
a fee table. The system of bail exists so that the defendant can have
the opportunity to continue his or her life while waiting for their
trial to end.
Someone whoís arrested generally gets placed in custody and then
taken to a police station that could be of a city or state. The
suspect is interviewed and asked to give up all the information they
might now regarding the crime. The suspect must give basic information
along with taking a photo, going through fingerprinting, and a
background check. A check for intoxication may also take place if
itís suspected that the defendant has taken any drugs. Any property
that the suspect has will be held by the arresting officer and
returned upon release. A phone call is generally allowed and after
booking the suspect is sent to a county jail or local station for
Usually the suspect will go in front of a judge the day after being
arrested unless the arrest occurs during the weekend. During a bail
hearing the judge will determine if the suspect can be released on
bail, if itís determined that the crime is not that serious then
bail will be set by the judge.
Consideration for obtaining bail
The most important factors that a judge will consider when
determining bond amount and whether a suspect will be appropriated
The severity of the crime that their being charged with.
A suspectís risk of flight.
Would the suspects release cause undue harm to others?
Does the suspect have a criminal history?
Has the suspect missed a court date in the past?
The suspects place of work
For the most part, when the time comes to post a bond a suspectís
friends/family will come up with cash and assets that local laws
determine will fulfill the bond. If itís the case that the suspect
doesnít have enough to fulfill the bond he or she can use a bail
bonds agent who will ask for a fee thatís equivalent 10 to 15
percent and proof of assets that add up to the total amount of the
bond. The state regulates the amount of bail agent can charge.
Types of bail bonds
There are several types of bail bonds; here are explanations of the
Surety Bond - A Surety Bond is a type of guarantee that if
the accused doesnít make a court date a bail agent or Surety Company
will hand over their assets to the court.
Cash Bail Ė The cash bail only option is available to
suspects that are not allowed by the court to post bail in assets.
Property Bond Ė Not a common form of bail, property bonds
are used to record a court lien on property. The defendant must show
up to court or the property will be seized.
Pre-trial Release Ė When a suspect is released on personal
recognizance itís usually for a crime of a not so serious nature and
this sort of release is completely administered through pre-trial
release programs in local jurisdictions.
Personal Unsecured Bond Ė This type of bond is like
pre-trial release bail with the exception that if the defendant fails
to make a court date then he or she will need to pay a predetermined
amount that is unsecured.
Paying for a bail bond
Agents can accept many forms of payment for a bail bond, usually
cash, certified check, and credit cards are acceptable forms of
payment. Please call and speak R&R Bail Bonds for clarification.
Types of paperwork
Bail Indemnity Agreement - Is an agreement by the defendant
or primarily a third party to guarantee appearance in court and to
guarantee payment on all loses should that person fail to appear or
should there be a breach of bond.
Bail Bond Application - A document executed by the principle
containing his or her personal information including but not limited
to employment address, telephone numbers, family numbers, and such
other personal information that be necessary to maintain whereabouts.
Receipt - An official receipt is a form promulgated that
maybe be established by regulators which discloses the name, address,
and amount of premium and possibly collateral on a bail bonds.
Generally its a two part document, not the same in every state that is
issued through an insurance company by the posting bail agent.
Farmville Road * Suite 1 * Farmville, VA 23901 * 434-392-8911
(We are located just outside of town on Route 15, approximately 1 mile past
Lowes on your right.)