How Bail Bonds Work in Utah
Clients always ask How Bail Bonds work? It’s the most common question asked. Massey’s answer’s that question; & explains the laws that govern the Bonding industry. Now, YOU can better know what to expect!
Q.) What is the difference between Bail & Bond?
Q.) How is the Bail amount determined?
Terms & Conditions of the Bond
Q.) What are the Terms & Conditions of a Bond?
Loss of a bond will be evident if:
- (1) The co-signer; defendant provided false information on the Utah Bail Bond application.
- (2) The Court increases the bond beyond sound underwriting criteria employed by the Bail Bond Agent; Bail Bond surety.
- (3) The defendant has an address change. Telephone number. Employer without giving reasonable notice to the Bail Bond Agent; Bail Bond Surety.
- (4) The defendant is arrested for another crime while on bail.
- (5) The defendant is back in jail in any jurisdiction.
- (6) Failure by the defendant to appear in court at any appointed times.
- (7) Finding of guilty against the defendant by a court of competent jurisdiction
- (8) A request by the co-signer, based on reasons (1) through (8) pertain to the defendant; items (1), (3), (5), (7) and (9), pertain to the co-signer
Time on Bond
- If criminal charges for the accused are not filed with the judicial court within 120 days
- If criminal charges are filed within 120 days the Bond will remain active until the accused is found not guilty, guilty & sentenced or the case is dismissed.
- When the accused appears to all court dates.
- When the terms & conditions of the bond have not been upheld.
- A Utah Bail Bond Company can file with the judicial court to exonerate the bond.
- The the Judicial Court can exonerate the bond for violating the terms and conditions of the bond.
Q.) Is There a charge to the Co-Signer if a Bond is Revoked?
A.) Yes; A Bail Bond Company will hire a Utah Bail Enforcement Agent to apprehension the accused. Standard Fee’s