Good question! We’re so glad you asked. A bail bonding company is licensed to post bond for criminal suspects. Often families are unable to pay the entire bail amount set by a presiding judge. If you don’t have the money to pay for bail, a 24 hour bail bondsman may be helpful to your financial situation. When you work with Rush Bail Bonds you only need pay a non refundable fee which is typically 10%-15% of the total bail amount. Our bail agents also require a co-signer and collateral. Once we have the required elements of our contract, we post bond to the jail or court on your behalf. However, if for any reason the defendant in the case fails to show up to future court proceedings, bail is then due in the full amount. We hope it doesn’t reach this point. Once released from jail, it’s critical to stay in close contact with your attorney and 24 hour bail bondsman. If you have any questions about the jail bond process, please call Rush Bail Bonds in Birmingham, AL today.