How Bail Bonds Work in Utah
Understanding how Bail Bonds work in Utah will increase the confidence you have about bailing your loved one out of Jail. Massey’s Bail Bonds explains the Bail Bond process, goes over the terms & conditions of the Bond, & the time on Bond. For additional questions on how Bail Bonds work; call Massey’s directly!
Q.) What is the difference between Bail & Bond?
Q.) How is the Bail amount determined?
- Utah Bail Schedule: This is a menu used with a pre-determined Bail amount based on the alleged criminal offenses committed.
- Probably Cause Statement: The officer’s written statement which a judge will review within 24 hrs of the arrest.
- Utah Bail Schedule/Probable Cause Statement: An officer fills out a Probable Cause Statement & lists the Bail amount based on the Utah Bail Schedule. Within 24 hrs, an on-call judge reviews the (PCS) to determine if Bail will change.
Q.) What is a Co-Signer?
- Bail Amount: $50,000
- Bond Value: $50,000
- Bond Fee (10%-20%) $5,000 – $10,000
- Indemnitor/Co-Signers Liability $50,000
Terms & Conditions & Stipulations of The Utah Bail Bond Agreement
Q.) What are the contractual obligations of the 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
Q.) Can a Bond in Utah be reinstated?
Time on Bond to the point of relief
(a) filing a notice for an extension with the Court;
(b) serving the notice for extension upon the sureties and the person or his attorney.
(c) A court may extend Bail and conditions of release for a good cause.
2.) If the Court does not set on a calendar any hearings on a case within 18 months of the last court docket activity on a case, the undertaking of Bail is exonerated without motion.
Q.) Does everyone get Bail?
1.) An individual charged with or arrested for a criminal offense shall be admitted to bail as a matter of right, except if the individual is charged with a:
2.) capital felony, when the Court finds there is substantial evidence to support the charge;
3.) felony committed while on probation or parole, or while free on Bail awaiting trial on a previous felony charge, when the Court finds there is substantial evidence to support the current felony charge;
4.) felony, when there is substantial evidence to support the charge and the Court, finds by clear and convincing evidence that the individual would constitute a significant danger to any other individual or the community, or is likely to flee the jurisdiction of the Court, if released on Bail;
5.) felony when the Court finds there is substantial evidence to support the charge, and it finds by clear and convincing evidence that the individual violated a material condition of release while previously on Bail; or
6.) domestic violence offense if the Court finds:
- that there is substantial evidence to support the charge; and
- by clear and convincing evidence, that the individual would constitute a considerable danger to an alleged victim of domestic violence if released on Bail.
Exoneration of Bond & Absolution of Indemnitor/Co-Signer?
Q.) What does a Bond being exonerated Mean?
A.) The Indemnitor/Co-Signer is released of FULL liability of the Bail. The Contractual obligation is satisfied.
Q.) Is the Indemnitor/Co-Signer responsible to pay fees if the Bail Bond Company revokes the Bond?
Limited to actual and reasonable expenses required:
- because the defendant fails to appear before the Court at any
- fails to comply with the court order
- fails to comply with the terms of the bail bond agreement or
any promissory notes, pertaining to that agreement.
The following are some reasonable expense fees:
(i) reasonable expense fee for mileage is IRS mileage
reimbursement standard for business miles;
(ii) reasonable apprehension expense fees include
meals at mid-range restaurants, lodging at mid-range hotels,
transportation at no more than coach fares;