FAQ


OUR MOST FREQUESTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.

Who is Bail USA, Inc.?
Bail USA, Inc. is the premier provider of bail bonds in the country. The company conducts business in 42 states and is the exclusive underwriter of Seneca Insurance Company.

Where is Bail USA, Inc. located?
Bail USA, Inc. is located at 157 Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125.

How do I contact a bail bond agent in my area?
Call Bail USA’s toll free number 1-800-245-0366

How much does a bail bond cost?
The cost of bail bonds are state regulated and will vary. In many instances, the average cost is 10% of the bond amount with travel fees, constable fees and court fees an additional expense.

What is an indemnitor?
An indemnitor is a party to the bail bond contract who provides something of value to secure the bail bond contract and the defendant’s appearance.

How long does it take to get out of jail?
Completing the bail agent’s paperwork normally takes less than 60 minutes, however, release times vary from jail to jail and state to state. Release can take as little as 30 minutes or as long as 48 hours.

What happens if a defendant fails to appear?
The court issues a bench warrant for the person’s arrest and law enforcement considers the person a fugitive. Generally the bail agency is authorized by the Court to arrest the individual.

What do I do as an indemnitor if someone fails to appear?
If someone you guaranteed fails to appear you want to cooperate with the bail bond agent and provide him/her with as much information as you have to the fugitive’s whereabouts. If the defendant makes contact with you encourage him/her to surrender to the bail agent or law enforcement. If a fugitive is not surrendered by the court due date the bail agent must remit the entire bond to the court and will proceed to liquidate collateral.

How long is the bond good for?
The bond is effective for the entire length of the case. In some states the bond must be renewed yearly and a renewal premium may apply.

What is collateral?
Collateral is something of value placed with the bail agent which may be liquidated in the event of forfeiture of the bond. The sale of the collateral is used to cover the amount of the bail that will be paid to the court.

When do I get my collateral back?
In most instances collateral is returned following the final disposition of the bond.

Do I get my premium back?
Bail premium represents a fee for services rendered in securing release of the defendant from custody and is non-refundable.