Cash Bail – Cash bail means a person must give the court the total full amount of the bail in cash Example: $5000 bail is $5000 paid in full at the Sheriff's Detention Center. The cash will be held by the County or Municipal Court until the defendant appears to all of their court cases and the case is concluded. If the defendant appears for all of his/her scheduled court appearances, the cash bail could be returned.(up to 90 Days) Fines and fees Please note; additional cost to Co-signer Credit Cards Interest, Court fines, and fees.
Surety Bond – An alternative to cash bail is a surety bond from a bail bondsman. This process involves a contractual guarantee by an approved insurance surety company. The Colorado licensed bail bondsmen guarantees to the court that the defendant will appear for their scheduled court appearances. For this bail bonding service, the defendant or Co signer is charged a premium by Bail Unlimited Colorado LLC. Prior to the posting of the surety bond, the defendant, friend or relative must contact a licensed bail bondsman. Once a bail agent is contacted, an interview or appointment will be immediately scheduled. The Co-signer for the defendant will pay a premium, this can include the acceptance of collateral, Bail Unlimited Colorado LLC can be reasonably assured that the defendant released on a surety bond will appear at all of their court appearances.
After the bail bond procedure is completed, the licensed bail bondsman will post a bond for the full bail amount, financially guaranteeing the defendants return to court as scheduled.
With money on the line, the bail bondsman has a financial interest in supervising defendants and ensuring that they appear in court each and every time the court orders them to appear. If the defendant does not appear in court (skips bail), the bail agent has time and the financial incentive to find the defendant and bring him/her to court.
Released on Personal Recognizance – Another method of release, pending trial, is through a county or law enforcement administered pre-trial release program. The programs interview defendants in custody and make recommendations to the court regarding the release of these individuals on their own recognizance without any financial security to insure the defendants return.
Release on Citation – This procedure involves the arrestee that they must appear in court on an appointed court date.
How long does it take to get released from Jail?
It depends on how soon the Bail Bond process is started. It typically takes anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour to be released in a Colorado Municipal or City Jail. If a defendant is booked into a Colorado county jail it can take anywhere from 1 to 8 hours to be released on bail.
In Colorado, the bail premium (fee) is10% to 15% or $50 minimum. Example a $5,000 or larger we charge 10% to 15% of the full bail amount with an approved cosigner, if the bail amount is $5,000, the premium charged is $500 to $750. Most jails or courts charge bonding, booking, or filing fees of $5-$50 each would be added to the amount.
Is any of the premium returned to the Defendant, Co-signer, or Indemnitor?
Typically the premium is fully earned once the bail bond is posted with a jail or court. That is how bail bondsmen and their surety companies make their living.
When will My collateral be returned?
Collateral is returned when the Court resolves the defendants case, exonerating the bail bond, and when all fees have been paid. The responsible party must deliver bond release documents to Bail Unlimited Colorado LLC.
1. Bail Unlimited Colorado LLC is a licensed bail bondsman in the State of Colorado.
2. Reputable bail bondsman charges only legal rates not to exceed 15% or $50 minimum per bond plus bonding, booking, and filing fees required by the court and or jail detention facility. All additional charges by Bail Unlimited Colorado LLC will be itemized and explained.
3. You will receive all receipts for all fees and charges associated with the bail process.
4. You will receive all contracts and agreements. To help you understand the terms of the financing agreement with Bail Unlimited Colorado LLC.
5. Bail Unlimited Colorado LLC will be available to you after the bail bond has been posted. Our staff will be available for questions or concerns throughout the entire process.