Q. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET RELEASED FROM JAIL?
A. Once an arrestee is booked (i.e., fingerprinted, photographed, or processed) he/she then waits for bail to be set. If the bail given requires a bond, we will promptly process your bond request. Upon approval, an A4 Bail Agent delivers/posts the bond with the appropriate County officials and requests that the facility release the arrestee.
Q. HOW DOES BAIL WORK?
A. After the booking process is completed, the arrestee will typically be given one of several options for the release. If the bail option includes a financial guarantee component, either in cash, bond, etc., A4 Bonding will work with you to secure your loved one's release from jail.
Q. RELEASE ON BAIL BOND
A. Signature Guarantee plus Surety Financial Guarantee
The arrestee provides the “Signature” guarantee promising in writing to appear at all future court dates. A4 provides the “Financial” guarantee (Bail Bond) ensuring the court that the arrestee will appear at all future court dates. If the arrestee fails to appear at any court date, the bond may be forfeited to the court and the arrestee may be immediately returned to jail for incarceration.
RELEASE ON BAIL BOND WITH GPS TRACKING
A. Signature Guarantee plus Surety Financial Guarantee plus Tracking Device
In addition to requiring a Signature guarantee and Financial guarantee, the court may require the arrestee to wear an electronic tracking device. Current tracking technology uses several satellites to track an arrestee’s whereabouts while they remain out of jail. The arrestee provides the “Signature” guarantee, A4 provides the “Financial” guarantee (Bail Bond). in addition to offering Monitoring Services. If the arrestee fails to appear at any court date or fails to abide by the electronic monitoring conditions imposed by the court, the bond may be forfeited to the court and the arrestee may be immediately returned to jail for incarceration.
Q. HOW MUCH DOES A BAIL BOND COST?
A. The costs associated with Bail Bonds are mandated by the State. In the state of West Virginia, the premium cost of the Bail amount set by the court for each charge is either:
10% – of the bail amount, +
$25.00 per charge
$12.00 per charge
$25 Administrative Fee
$75.00/Hour Transportation Charge
NOTE: Licensed Bail Bond Agents are strictly prohibited from charging more, or charging less, than the amounts described above.
Q. HOW MUCH OF THE PREMIUM WILL I GET BACK?
A. Bail Bond premiums are not refundable.