Questions & Answers About the Bail Bond Process in the State of Missouri – Missouri Bail Bonds FAQs
The following is a Q & A format article addressing questions involving the Missouri Bail Bond Process. It does not recommend or support any one particular GWG L bonds attorney” surety company; it addresses the FAQs Missouri Bail Bond Agents deal with most often. Missouri bail bonds may involve a surety company (bail bond agent or company), but do not have to involve a surety company.
Questions and Answers about the Missouri Bail Bonds process. Frequently asked questions about surety or secured bail, bonds, and courts in the state of Missouri. (FAQs)
The followings FAQs apply to MISSOURI BAIL BONDS. While some information is more than likely generic and applicable to other states, this information applies to MISSOURI BAIL BONDS specifically.
Question: How quickly can a bail bond be posted in Missouri? How soon will my loved one be released? Answer: This varies greatly on the time of day, day of week, jail location and situation, etc., but generally speaking, most city or municipal jail releases take 1/2 hour or less. County jails and justice centers can take a bit longer. The City of Saint Louis Justice Center clearly posts a sign claiming that all releases will take a minimum of 4 hours. Similarly, the Saint Louis County Justice Centers posts that releases will take a minimum of 2 hours.
Question: What is the purpose of a bail bond in Missouri? Answer: A Missouri bail bond serves as a guarantee that the arrested person will return to all his or her court dates. The bond remains active and in good standing as along as the arrested person attends all their court dates and follows the court’s instructions. Only if the arrested person fails to appear in court or fails to follow any court instructions is the bond at risk of loss, revocation, or forfeiture.
Question: Why should I use a bail bondsman? Answer: In most cases you do not have to use a bail bondsman; they serve as a viable option to assist you in posting the bond. If you or your loved ones have the entire bond amount in ready cash and meet any and all court directed surety requirements, you do not need to use a bail bondsman. You may however, still elect to use a bondsman to help facilitate the bond and release and legal process, to help guarantee the cash and monitor the arrested person, to help logistically in out-of-state and/or long distance cases, and to assist if you do not have the full cash amount.