Finding out that a friend or family member, someone you care about, has been arrested, can stir up a lot of questions. What happened? Can I help? How do I help? How much does it cost to bail out my friend? All of these thoughts, and more, can rush through your mind at once. If you go to the wrong bail agent, they can make it worse. Some bad bail bonds companies like it when their clients are confused, but that is not the case at Tennessee Bonding. We like to take care of you and answer all of your questions.
- How much does a bail bond cost?
Pricing is dependent on the amount of bail. In Tennessee, bail bonds companies charge 10% of the bail price. If your loved one’s bail is $10,000, then it will cost $1,000 to bail him or her out.
- Do you offer discounts?
Yes. We can offer a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond if a co-signer is a member of the military, a member of AARP, is a homeowner, or if the client has a private attorney. With this discount, instead of paying $1,000 for the same bond as above, you only have to pay $800.
- What’s a co-signer?
A co-signer is anyone who is willing to sign for your loved one’s release. A co-signer takes responsibility for the payment of the bond.
- With interest, how much do I have to pay?
None, we do not charge interest, you only have to pay the 10%, or 8%, of the bond.
- How much do I have to put upfront?
Pricing varies from case to case and greatly depends on the people who are co-signing for the bail bond.
- What happens if I do not bail out my loved one?
Your loved one stays in jail until he or she is either found innocent and released or found guilty and sentenced. Until then, your loved one has to go to any and all court appearances in an orange jumpsuit, which does not look good to the court.