Frequently Asked Questions About
Yavapai County Bail Bonds
What Are my Agreements When I Sign the Bail Bond Contract?
- You agree to get the Defendant to each of his court hearings.
- You agree to have the defendant call us once per week and after every hearing to report his next court date, and changes to his status.
- You agree to notify us immediately of any change to the defendant’s address, phone number, or employment.
- You agree to notify us immediately if the defendant gets arrested.
- You promise to reimburse us for any loss on our bond (Including: forfeited bail amount, and actual expenses like attorney fees, fugitive recovery fees, travel, etc).
When Do I Get My Money Back?
If you posted the full bail with a credit card, or deposited / wired funds to our bank account, your bail will be refunded once the court has exonerated and returned the bond to us. This typically happens 2-4 weeks after sentencing.
When Do I Get my Collateral Back?
If you put up collateral, all collateral will be returned upon the exoneration of bond. We must receive the Order of Exoneration before we can release the collateral.
Besides Cash, What Other Forms of Collateral Do You Take?
You can use any Arizona titled vehicle that is registered and insured. The vehicle has to be less than 10-yrs old, be in good working order and must book out (Kelley Blue Book trade-in value) for at least the amount of bail. We will take no more than 2 vehicles for any bond. If the bond is over $10,000, we will hold on to the vehicle.
Real estate can be used on bonds over $10,000. The property can be in any state except Texas or New York.
Jewelry will be booked out at 10-30% of retail. You must have an appraisal or sale receipts to establish retail value. If you have Native American Jewelry or rugs an appraisal may not be necessary.
Artwork may be acceptable from well known artists with an appraisal.
What Happens if the Defendant Skips Bail?
If the defendant fails to appear for his hearing, the court will typically forfeit the bond and you will owe the forfeited bond amount. If you cannot pay the bond amount, your collateral may be sold to cover our loss. If the sale of your collateral does not cover the forfeited bond amount, you will owe us the balance. If the collateral is sold for more than the balance owed, you will receive the excess back.