Frequently Asked Questions
It’s a financial guarantee that once a person is released from jail, they will follow through on their obligation to appear in court. The bail bondsman puts up the money and serves as the party making the guarantee that the defendant will appear in court. Failure to appear in court results in the bail bond is forfeited and a warrant issued for the arrest of the defendant.
An Indemnitor is the person who co-signs for the bond and is required for the bond process. If you are the inmate and you do not have an Indemnitor, we cannot help you.
We can promise that we’ll work as quickly as possible – however, we are not able to secure the release of any inmate until after the bail amount has been set by the Parish or City (judge). Typically, this occurs each morning. So anyone arrested in the evening after hours will spend a night in jail – no matter what.
San Marcos Bail Bonds determines the fee by assessing the risk. What is the defendant’s criminal background? Is the defendant employed? What are they charged with? Is it a major or minor crime?