When defendants use bail bonds, they do not have to pay the entire set bail amount. Instead, the defendant pays around 10 per cent of the total bail. Then a bail bondsman and their company take on the rest of the bail amount. This is not done out of their good graces though. They are running a business here. This means that they will need collateral from you, a family member, or a friend who is willing to put it up. They are also likely to charge you additional fees. So you do not have to pay the entire bail amount, but there are still some significant costs involved.

As we mentioned, Bail Bonds Las Vegas also require some collateral. A bail bondsman wants to ensure that they are going to get their money back at some point. They can either get their money back because you have attended your court dates, or they can sell off the collateral you have handed over to them if you defy the court. Which method gets chosen is up to you. Bail bondsmen are generally not too picky about what kind of collateral they will accept. Real estate and houses are commonly put up in cases with a high bail requirement, but defendants can also use jewellery, stocks, bonds, and other investments and valuables.

Of course, how much you end up paying and how much collateral is needed depends on how much the bail bonds cost. Their pricing is influenced by a few things. First, we have the judge who sets the amount of bail. They look at your criminal history, your current charge, and your potential danger to society if released. Then they set a bail amount. Then the bail bondsman can ask for 10% of that and charge you fees. How much you pay in fees is determined by their policies.