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Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Spotsylvania, Stafford & Woodbridge
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10520 Judicial Dr, Fairfax, Va 22030
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When a person is arrested they are brought to the closest Magistrates office; typically located at the police station or county jail.
The Magistrate will have a bond hearing with the person accused, and determine if a bond can be set for the case(s).
The Magistrate makes a determination on bond based on the type of charge(s) the person is accused of, and whether the accused is deemed a flight risk or danger to the community.
If a bond is set the accused will have the option to post bond and get out of jail.
Once the bond is posted (paid) in full at the Magistrates office the person is released. After the case has been finalized the money will be returned to the person who posted it with the Magistrates office or court.
If the accused cannot make arrangements to post the bond in full they can call Family Bail Bonds to help.
To post a bond a qualified family member or close friend must co-sign a promissory note guaranteeing that the full amount of the bond will be paid if the person accused does not make the court appearance(s) and satisfy the condition(s) of the bond.
A bail bond premium will also have to be paid. The law requires that a bail bondsman must charge no less than ten percent and no more than fifteen percent of the bond.
After a family member or close friend signs the necessary paperwork and pays the bail bond premium the accused is released from jail.
If you are in need of a bail bondsman to bail out a relative or close friend please call Family Bail Bonds for more details.
If the Magistrate decides not to set bond the accused will have to wait in jail until they see a judge at an arraignment hearing.
At the arraignment the judge will explain what charge(s) are brought before the accused, ask the accused how they would like to proceed in regards to legal counsel, and look over the bond status.
There is a possibility the judge can set a bond at this time, but if the judge declines to set bond the accused will have to file for a bond motion hearing.
In most jurisdictions it is required but highly recommended that a lawyer represents the accused in the bond motion hearing.
At the bond motion the lawyer will have the change to convince the court why the accused would be a good candidate for bond, and overcome any argument as to why the person would be considered a flight risk or a danger to the community.
If the accused is denied bond the lawyer has the opportunity to appeal the bond decision to a higher court. The Circuit court can then rehear the motion for bond to have bail set in the case(s).
If your family member or close friend is held without bond or has an upcoming bond motion please call Family Bail Bonds for more details.
If the bailee missed court Family Bail Bonds will have one hundred and fifty days to present the accused before the courts or they will declare the bond is forfeited.
At that time the person who co-signed on the bond will be asked to reimburse Family Bail Bonds by paying the bond in full.
The co-signer has the option to utilize Family Bail Bonds fugitive recovery service to investigate, locate, and apprehend the bailee so the bond is not forfeited.
A fee would be charged but the co-signer will no longer have to pay the full amount of the bond once the person is in custody.
If your in need of Family Bail Bonds fugitive recovery service please call to for more details.
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Administrative Fee Schedule