Getting arrested can be a very stressful event, this is doubly true if a person is arrested for something they did not do. In criminal cases if bail is awarded it can at times be a very large amount. Most people cannot cover the total amount personally. They have to put up collateral and go to a bondsman at Annapolis for help. Bondsman will put up the amount that the court is asking for as long as a person has collateral that will cover it or a cosigner. As long as the person does not skip out on bail their collateral is safe, and they do not have to worry about losing it. If they skip out on bail, the bondsman can take any collateral that was offered to secure the debt.
If a person does not have any collateral, it can be difficult to hire a bail bond company. Some of them will still help if there is a cosigner that has collateral they are willing to put up. Without this is can be next to impossible to find a bail bond company that will put up the bond. With collateral and a cosigner it can be quite easy to hire a bondsman company. Simply go to the company or have a representative go to the company and fill out the paperwork. After the paperwork is completed, the bail bonds company will put up the bond money.
Once the bond money is issued it usually does not take long for a person to be let out of jail. As long as they adhere to all of the rules and regulations of their bond neither them or the cosigner if there is one will lose their collateral. The person will be free for all intents and purposes pending their trial. This allows them to work more closely with their lawyer and spend time with their families. This extra time may be exactly what is needed in order to prove that they are innocent. Bail bond companies can literally be a life saver for many people who find themselves in jail.