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1210 McGee Kansas City, Mo. 64106
816-916-3623

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What is a bail bond?

When a defendant is charged with a crime, bail is set by the courts to assure the defendant's appearance for future court dates. The bail amount depends on the charges, past criminal history and likelihood that the defendant will appear for future court dates. When the bail bond is posted for a defendant, it remains active until the defendant is sentenced or the charges are dismissed or exonerated.
Should I hire an attorney?

Consulting an attorney is always a wise choice when dealing with legal matters. Attorneys can be of great assistance in big or small cases. Sharp Bail Bonding Agency Inc. Can help you by recommending an attorney to best suit your needs according to what crime you have been charged with.
What is a co-signer and who can be a co-signer?

A co-signer is someone who will be responsible for making sure the defendant makes all of his or her court appearances. If the defendant fails to appear for a court appearance, the co-signer is responsible for getting the defendant to turn himself or herself in to the courts, jail and or to Sharp Bail Bonding Agency Inc. and It's bail agents. By not doing so, the co-signer is responsible for full amount of the bond.

There are certain qualifications that must be met in order to co-sign for a bail bond. Some of these qualifications include being 21 years old, being a citizen of the U.S., and having stable employment and sufficient credit. Whether a person qualifies to co-sign for a bail bond is looked at on an individual basis. Most co-signers are family members or close personal friends.

What if the defendant accidentally misses court or is unable to appear in court?

The court will notify Sharp Bail Bonding Agency Inc. If a defendant fails to appear in court. In turn, Sharp Bail Bonding Agency Inc. will attempt to contact the defendant and the co-signer in an effort to rectify the situation in a timely fashion.

Can the bail bond be used for fines, restitution or court fees?

No. The bail bond only guarantees court appearances. If the court orders fines, restitution or court fees, it is the defendant's obligation to pay. The co-signer of the bail is not responsible to the courts for these fees. However if the defendant fails to appear in court and Sharp Bail Bonding Agency Inc. is assessed court costs or incurs a financial loss the defendant and its co-signer are responsible for those costs.

What happens if I am arrested and released from jail without being charged with a crime?

The courts often release people from jail without charging them with a crime. Also known as a (P.F.I) "Pending Further Investigation" It is likely that you will be charged in the future. You can set up a bail bond in advance if there are charges pending. Contact Sharp Bail Bonding Agency Inc. and we will explain your options.

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