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Frequently Asked Bail Questions

  • I have more questions about bail. Who can I ask?

    You can contact Bail Bonds Montana with any other questions or concerns you may have. Our number is (406) 350-2663. You can also complete the form on the right side of this page to have a bondsmen call you at your convenience.
  • Do you provide Notary services?

    Yes, we do. Please speak with your bail bondsman for more details about our notary service.
  • When will my loved one be released from jail?

    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 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.
  • Can I obtain a bond for someone in jail in another state?

    Yes, although there may be a transfer fee, we are licensed to do business nationwide.
  • Can I meet you at the jail or courthouse and do all of the paperwork and make arrangements?

    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.
  • What if I’m arrested in the middle of the night?

    We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help. Simply call (406) 350-2663 or enter your information on the form provided. A Montana bail bondsmen near you will call faster than you expect.
  • I’ve bailed someone out of jail. What are my responsibilities?

    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. (see below)
  • What if the defendant doesn’t appear for their court date?

    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).
  • Will I get my collateral back?

    Yes, once the case is over and any associated or resulting court fees have been paid the bond will be discharged by the court.
  • What if I have no collateral?

    In most cases, a promissory note or indemnity agreement can be used instead.

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