Frequently Asked Questions317-919-2489

What is a bail bond?
A bail bond (surety bond) is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear at each and every court appearance as the court directs. Failure of the defendant to comply with the conditions of the court could result in a warrant being issued and your bail bonds forfeited.
Where can a bail bond be posted?
Most jails accept bail bonds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 of the year. The Hamilton County Indiana Jail releases prisoners by appointment only !First make arrangements with your Uptown Bail Bond agent and your agent can make your appointment, 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days of the year.
How much does a bail bond cost?
Most bail bond premiums are ten percent of the full bail amount. For example, if the full bail amount is $10,000.00, the premium (fee) for the bail bond is $1,000.00 and in some cases $800. These NON REFUNDABLE fees are established by the surety companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance. Most county jails have an additional $5.00 bond fee.
Is the bail bond premium refundable?
Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a jail, liability is taken on the bail bond. At that point the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable.
Who is liable for the bail bond?
The indemnitor (co-signer) is financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitors liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond, or necessary fees to return the Defendant to the Court or Jail.
What do I need to bail someone out of jail?
There are few things a co-signer needs to bail someone out of jail:
1. Valid ID 2. Pay Check Stubs
3. Proof of U.S Citizenship 4. Proof of Age