Any bail bond company must have enforcement procedures in place to protect their investments. Collateral is typically obtained in exchange for the bond in order to ensure that the client attends all of their necessary hearings. If they fail to do so, they forfeit any right to the bond or the placed collateral. Additionally, when co-signers sign for a bail bond, they are guaranteeing that the individual will attend all of their required court hearings.
After an individual has been arrested and charged with a crime, the court will set a designated bail amount. This amount is usually determined by a scheduled price aligning with the crime that has been committed. Once this amount has been set, a bail bond company’s services can be procured to post the bond. After the client has been released, it becomes the bail bond company’s responsibility to ensure that the client attends all of their required hearings. After they have attended their final hearing, the court will release the bond. However, if the client fails to attend any of their hearings, their bail will be revoked.
After bail has been revoked, the individual will be sought out and arrested. The state of Utah requires bail enforcement procedures to be regulated by the Bureau of Criminal Identification. This means that bail enforcement agents must have separate, specialized licensing. After the client misses their required appearance or violates the terms of their bond agreement, a licensed bail enforcement agent will be assigned to apprehend and arrest the client for bond revocation.
Bail enforcement is a necessary aspect of offering bail bond services. Ideally, these bail enforcement procedures will be largely unnecessary. To learn more about our bail enforcement procedures, or to procure our bail bond services, contact us at AAA Bail Bonds today!