Once arrested in Wichita, you will have the opportunity to make bail. Depending on the charge, bail fees vary. Fees run anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Bondmen act as a surety, meaning they will guarantee you show up for court on the assigned date. The fee paid to the bondsman is a nonrefundable bail premium, and it’s usually 10% of the bail. For instance, if your bail is $10,000, you will pay $1,000 plus tax and applicable fees.
Many ask, “I finished my case. Do I still have to pay?” Yes. Read on.
Most people who get bonded out of jail have a lot of questions. Your most important question may be the financial arrangements. Remember that bail fees remain owed even when the case resolves. It is at the bondsman’s discretion on setting up a payment arrangement for you. One of the biggest questions asked is “Case Dismissed! Do I Need to Keep Making Payments to my Bondsman after my case is over? The answer is yes. Case dispositions are of no consequence to the bondsman. You may say “My case is finished.” That may be true, but it still does not relieve you of you obligation to pay the bondsman what you owe.
Never stop paying your bondsman regardless of how your case turns out. You could end up in hot water and your co-signer will too. Delinquent accounts often become collections. Credit agencies can take a toll on your credit. “Do I need to keep making payments to my Bondsman?” The answer is simple. The money remains due.
Contact Big Mike’s Bail Bonds anytime. We’re here to help with your Wichita bail bond.