Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about bail in Boise Idaho? Read through our FAQ  for some of the most frequently asked questions about how bail bonds work in Idaho below. If you have another question, post in the form below.

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How does bail bonds work?

If arrested in Boise, Idaho, a defendant will be issued a bond to be released from jail. You have two ways of paying a bond:

Pay the court 100% of the bond Pay Boise bail bonds 10% of the total plus the jail fee plus a $25 fee

Once you pay your bond, you will be released within a few hours from jail. Either way, you will need to abide by the rules of the court, failure to do so may have your bond forfeited and you returned to jail.

Paying a Boise bondsman ensures you save 90% of the bond payment. That savings on bail can be used to pay for an attorney, rent, food, etc.

How much do bail bonds cost?

You will pay 10% of the bond total and we provide 100% of the bond to the court. Take for example a bond cost of $10,000. Instead of paying $10k to the court, you pay only $1,000 to our firm. You’re able to get a friend or family member out of any Idaho jail at a fraction of the cost. You will also be required to pay Ada County Sheriff and jail fees depending on the county where the defendant is being held.

What is a bail bond?

A bail bond is a contract between a defendant (possibly an indemnitor), the bail bonds company and the courts.

What information do I need when I call a bondsman?

You’ll need the defendants name and where they may have been incarcerated. Don’t panic if you don’t have all of the details. A Boise Bail Bonds agent will be happy to get the information for you to expedite the bail process.

Why should I use a bail agent?

You save 90% of the entire bail fee when using our services. When you use a professional, licensed, bail agency like Boise Bail Bonds, you’ll only pay 1/10th of the cash bail (or 10%). This saves you 90% of the total bail amount. You can then use the savings to put towards attorneys or other expenses that may arise due to an arrest.

What happens if the defendant doesn't show up to court?

If the defendant fails to comply with the rules of the court, which is to show up to all court appointments, a warrant will be issued for that defendant. At this time Boise bail bonds will attempt to locate the absconder and place them in jail. This will void the bond. A new bond amount will be issued and, most likely, no bail bonds company in Boise will write the bond due to the defendant fleeing. Although, someone may write a new bond if 100% of the bond was covered with collateral. We would inform all co-signors what is entailed, and the costs involved.

Where do you write bail?

Boise Bail Bonds agents provide bail services in Nampa, Pocatello, Caldwell, Idaho Falls, Mountain Home, Meridian and throughout the state of Idaho.

What is a cosignor?

A cosignor (indemnitor) is someone who takes financial responsibility of the bond if the defendant skips and fails to appear to their court appearances.

Is the bail fee refundable?

The fee you pay to a Boise bondsman, the premium, is non-refundable. Instead of having to pay the full bail amount, we cover 100% of the bond – saving you 90% of the entire cost.

Bail (surety bond) is a form of insurance and guided by mainly insurance companies. Consider when you pay your own insurance where you have a deductible or copay – that is what a bail bond payment is most like. Which is why it is called the premium (as in Insurance Premium).

What are your hours?

Knowing that an arrest can happen at any time, and when you least expect it, Boise Bail Bonds operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week and 365 days per year. We never close and are even open on all holidays.

What forms of bail bonds are there?

Cash Bail: this is a bond paid directly to the court for release from jail. The defendant must abide by all court rules in order to stay on the bond (this includes any rules set forth by Boise bail bonds). These rules can include: No drinking or drugs Show up to all court appointments and hearings. Have no interactions with law enforcement. Have no interactions with the victim(s) Attend drug/alcohol/anger management or other form of counseling. Property Bonds involve using real estate property as collateral in exchange for the freedom of an arrested individual while they wait for their court date. This type of bond can include putting up a house or lot owned by either the defendant or a family member to secure release. Surety Bonds involve an individual or organization acting as guarantor on behalf of someone paying their bail. For example, Idaho Bonding Company is a licensed guarantor who can supply the portion of your bail you cannot pay immediately. Upon payment, the defendant or cosigner guarantees that any legal requirements set by the court will be met and will provide compensation should any issues arise. Immigration Bail Bonds involve situations where an arrestee has been identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as an illegal immigrant and requires specialized services from ICE-approved agents for release from custody. Personal Recognizance Bonds are sometimes given when courts deem defendants not likely to flee and have little likelihood of reoffending before trial – usually low-level misdemeanors such as petty thefts or public disturbances. A judge may allow release without requiring payment based on trustworthiness alone. Citation Bonds involve cases where only minor offenses have occurred, such as traffic violations or misdemeanor charges; instead of waiting in jail until their hearing date, defendants are allowed to sign promises that they will appear at the appointed time before being released on their own recognizance. Federal Bail Bonds are used when individuals commit federal crimes like bank robberies or white collar crimes like tax evasion. Since these generally carry lengthy sentences upon conviction, federal courts require higher levels of security than regular state courts do when releasing defendants pending trial dates.

I have more questions about bail, who can I contact?

If this FAQ has not answered all of your questions about bail, please send a message via our contact form. Any question you ask about bail will be added to this Frequently Asked Questions page.

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