FAQ about BAIL
Have Questions About Helena Bail?
Once the bond paperwork and payment are complete, it may take roughly 1 – 8 hours for the jail to release them. This is dependent on what night they’re arrested and the capacity of the Lewis and Clark County Jail at the time of incarceration. For example, on any given Saturday night, the jail booking area may be much busier than say a Tuesday night.
You, the cosignor, are responsible for ensuring that the defendant appears at all of his court dates. It is in your best interest to make sure that the defendant goes to court because it is your collateral that’s on the line if he doesn’t show. If you have entered into any payment plans with us, you are responsible for making these payments. If the defendant doesn’t make their scheduled court appearances, you may be responsible for any costs involving the defendant’s apprehension.
Yes. Our bondsmen will meet you where it is most accessible to you. Our bondsmen can also meet you at our offices in Helena, Glendive, Great Falls, Kalispell, Lewistown, Bozeman, Billings, Big Sky or Missoula.
Yes, although there may be a transfer fee, we are licensed to do business nationwide.
A warrant will be issued for the defendant’s arrest. In Montana, you have 60 days to pay the bond in full; the collateral may be converted to cash to pay the bond. The bondsman will try to locate the defendant to re-arrest him and may hire a bail agent to arrest him/her and bring them to jail. The additional cost of this service will be passed on to you, the indemnitor (co-signor).
Yes, we do. Please speak with your bail bondsman for more details about our notary service.
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