Learning a loved one has been arrested is a shocking experience. Most people have a knee-jerk reaction that compels them to say that they will do anything to help out, including serving as a co-signer for the bail bond. The problem is that many people agree to do this without first finding out exactly what their duties as co-signer really are.
The first thing you need to understand is that there is a little more to agreeing to be a co-signer for a Tennessee bail bond than simply vouching for your loved one’s character and swearing up and down that they’re innocent. While we do care about your loved one’s character when it comes to following bail rules and not trying to flee, we’re really not concerned about whether or not they’re innocent. Our main concern is helping them get released from jail so that they can work and take care of their family while they wait for the court to handle their case.
As your loved one’s co-signer, you’ll have to sign a bail bond agreement. This agreement is more formally called an indemnity agreement. This agreement clearly lays out how much bail is required, information about our 10% fee, the terms connected to your loved one’s bail, and if collateral is needed what type is used to secure the bail bonds. If we’ve agreed to a payment plan, that will also be discussed in the bail bond agreement that you and your loved one sign.
In addition to co-signing the indemnity agreement, you’ll also be responsible for:
In order for us to accept you as a co-signer for your loved one’s bail bond, you must:
Here at Clarksville Bail Bonds, we charge 0% interest on our bail bonds, which means we do not charge interest. When we tell you how much the bail bond we cost, that is exactly how much it will cost. No interest or hidden fees will be tacked on to that price. This is just one of the many ways that we make bail bonds cheaper and easier for our clients.
If you want to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but do not want to pay interest, you need to contact Clarksville Bail Bonds. We have been providing the people of Tennessee with affordable bail bonds since 1994. We have 3 decade’s worth of experience in that regard. If you want affordable bail help, talk to one of our agents.