http://www.freedelaware.org Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:33:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Bondsman Requirements http://www.freedelaware.org/bondsman-requirements/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:48:11 +0000 http://www.freedelaware.org/?page_id=22 Because of the popularity and attention our profession has received in recent years as a result of a number of television shows, we are frequently asked about the requirements to become a bondsman. Have you ever wondered what it really takes to become a professional bail bondsman? The first step is to contact your state’s department …

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Because of the popularity and attention our profession has received in recent years as a result of a number of television shows, we are frequently asked about the requirements to become a bondsman. Have you ever wondered what it really takes to become a professional bail bondsman? The first step is to contact your state’s department of insurance and request a list of schools for bail bond classes and licensing information.

 

 

Eligibility Requirements for Delaware are as Follows:

– Must be 18 years of age or older

– Ability to pass the producer licensing exam

– Be a resident of this state

– Submit fingerprints

– Pass a criminal background check

– Pay the $75 license fee

– Provide their fee schedule

Our state does not require you to attend a pre-licensing course. With that in mind, it is still a great way to prepare for your licensing exam and is proven to be highly beneficial. The courses you’ll take, if you so choose, include bail laws in our state, insurance ethics, and the bail bond procedures.

Once you’ve found a school and have been accepted, your instructor can show you how to complete the necessary licensing certifications. After you have completed your state licensing requirements and received your certification, you’ll need to find an insurance provider who can cover the amount of bonds you have which ensures you’re protected when someone skips a court date.

Next, you must apply for your state license through the Delaware Department of Insurance. When you’ve successfully obtained your license, you will need to join a bail company or establish your own company. Working for a pre-existing bail company is a great way to start your journey. It will help you network with other insurance companies that underwrite numerous bail bonds in your area. You can also gain the experience you will need when you decide to open a company of your own.

Finally, you must complete the necessary courses each year to maintain an up-to-date license. Becoming a bail bondsman is hard work, but with the right mindset, it can be achieved. Keep in mind, however, that the day-to-day tasks are not likely to be as “exciting” as the television shows make it look. The smartest way to achieve your dream of becoming a bail bondsman is to find a great school and an insurance agency that’s committed to keeping your best interest in mind. With these things behind you and the proper licensing and education, your success in the industry will be virtually endless.

If you need bail here in Delaware, call us at Free Delaware Bail Bonds now at 302-407-0939!

Serving all counties in the state.

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FAQ http://www.freedelaware.org/faq/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:41:06 +0000 http://www.freedelaware.org/?page_id=15 Few things much scarier than going to jail. When you find yourself caught up in a legal battle, you need to know the ins and outs of the court system. From the lingo to the help and resources available, there is no stone you want to leave unturned. Equip yourself with a wealth of knowledge …

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Few things much scarier than going to jail. When you find yourself caught up in a legal battle, you need to know the ins and outs of the court system. From the lingo to the help and resources available, there is no stone you want to leave unturned. Equip yourself with a wealth of knowledge to ensure you are protected and well-versed throughout the entire bail bonding process.

 

How long does it take to set bail? 

Within hours of being arrested, you will be given the opportunity to post bail. The judge will determine the amount of the bail, and give you the chance to contact a bondsman.

Can I post bail for a friend or relative?

Yes, you will need to obtain as much information as possible about the arrest date, pending charges, what dollar amount the bail is, and where the person is being detained. Once you have gathered the correct information, contact a bondsman to get the ball rolling.

What if I cannot afford a bond?

In the state of Delaware you can obtain a signature bond that involves no money.

What should I expect at my hearing?

Within seven to ten days of your arrest, you’ll have a preliminary hearing, given that you posted bail. At this hearing, the judge will determine whether there is probable cause for a crime to have taken place. If probable cause is found, the judge will proceed to trial.

Can I get bail no matter what I’ve done?

No. The judge will consider flight risk, alleged crime, public safety, and criminal history to determine whether or not you’re eligible. The more serious the alleged crime is, the harder it is going to be to make bail.

What is an Indemnitor?

An Indemnitor is what’s known as a co-signer. An Indemnitor will make sure the defendant complies with the conditions of their bail. If the defendant fails to abide by these conditions, the Indemnitor is held liable for the entire amount of the bail or collateral.

What is collateral?

Collateral can be anything that is valuable. Motor vehicles, real estate property, jewelry, firearms, and computers can all be used as collateral for your bond.

No matter what side of the law you are on, it is important for you to be well-informed. Whether you need to obtain a bail bond or are interested in pursuing a career as a bondsman, we are committed to helping you find the answers you need.

If you need bail here in Delaware, call us at Free Delaware Bail Bonds now at 302-407-0939!

Serving all counties in the state.

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Our Services http://www.freedelaware.org/our-services/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:40:56 +0000 http://www.freedelaware.org/?page_id=13 Many people who watch various television shows on the subject see our role as a bail bondsman as someone who has to apprehend those who have left their jurisdiction or skipped bail. However, this description is more likely associated with the life of a bounty hunter. Here in Delaware, our roles at Free Delaware Bail …

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behind-barsMany people who watch various television shows on the subject see our role as a bail bondsman as someone who has to apprehend those who have left their jurisdiction or skipped bail. However, this description is more likely associated with the life of a bounty hunter. Here in Delaware, our roles at Free Delaware Bail Bonds as bail bondsmen and bounty hunters are often perceived as different career choices, but they are, in fact, both identified as bail bondsmen here.

The required license is distributed by the Delaware Insurance Department after completing a process that is determined by the state. One of the more subtle situations that a bail bondsman handles is the release of a person from jail following an arrest.

The General Process

After an arrest, the accused is transported to the local jail to endure the booking process, where arrested individuals are separated by the alleged crimes listed in the arrest documents. Most individuals charged with lesser crimes are fortunate enough to be released immediately following booking by posting a bail amount that is usually much less than someone charged with more serious crimes. The latter are scheduled for a bond hearing to be held within 48 hours of the original arrest.

Our offices at Free Delaware Bail Bonds are typically contacted by the individual charged, or an immediate family member at any point throughout the arrest process as needed, up until the scheduled bond hearing. This includes arrested individuals who are fortunate to receive the option for immediate release after booking, but are unable to come up with the required bail amount.

Bail bondsmen have the same purpose when assisting someone with a bond hearing. The bond hearing is handled by a judge who will view the alleged charges, considered to be serious, along with the circumstances surrounding a particular arrest, to decide if the accused should be denied bail or be released with payment of a bail amount determined by the judge. The bail set at bond hearings is typically much larger and can be paid with cash or property. However, there are four types of bonds that are commonly used for release of inmates during bond hearings.

The 4 primary types of bonds include:

Signature or Own Recognizance Bond — This bond is a best case scenario where a judge determines that an inmate can be released without posting a monetary bond, but is required to sign a bond ensuring his appearance in future court hearings.
Unsecured Bond — This is another bond that does not require any monetary means. However, a bond is signed to mandate future court appearances by the charged individual. Failing to meet the requirements of this bond results in the accused having to pay a pre-determined amount of money to the court.
Secured Bond — The accused will be released once a designated amount is paid to the court, or security is posted in the entire amount of the bail in the form of money or property, posted by the accused individual or by someone on his behalf.
Cash Bond — This situation requires payment of a certain amount to the court by the incarcerated and/or co-signor determined by the court. An additional bond must be signed by the accused to guarantee future court appearances.

Bail bondsmen are an integral part of the process for an individual to be released from jail as quickly as possible following an arrest.

If you need the assistance of a bail bondsman, give us a call at Free Delaware Bail Bonds at (302) 407-0939.

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Resources http://www.freedelaware.org/resources/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:40:42 +0000 http://www.freedelaware.org/?page_id=18 We understand that you need answers, and you want to educate yourself during this difficult time. In order to make you as comfortable as possible, we have compiled a number of resources for you. Please click on any of the following links to learn more about any of the topics that pertain to your situation …

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11599801_sWe understand that you need answers, and you want to educate yourself during this difficult time.

In order to make you as comfortable as possible, we have compiled a number of resources for you. Please click on any of the following links to learn more about any of the topics that pertain to your situation or question.

Delaware Code

All bondsmen in Delaware are governed by Title 18 Chapter 43 Subchapter II Bail Bond Agents. What we are permitted to charge in fees and commissions is regulated. Please refer to http://delcode.delaware.gov/title18/c043/sc02/index.shtml for the complete text of the code.

Miranda Warning

Many people have heard the term “Miranda Warning” or being read their rights; however, they don’t always understand them. Here is the background and wording: Wikipedia Entry on Miranda Warning. Generally speaking, the warning sounds something like this: You have the right to remain silent, Anything the you say can and may be used against you, You have the right to an attorney, and if you cannot afford an attorney, you will be appointed one if you wish. Again, refer to the article for more information.

Delaware Bar Association

Click Here to access the links to the resources available to the public through the Delaware Bar Association.

Volunteer Attorneys

The Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Website can help you determine if you qualify for free legal assistance.

If you need bail here in Delaware, call us at Free Delaware Bail Bonds now at 302-407-0939!

Serving all counties in the state.

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Free Delaware Bail Bonds is Here to Help http://www.freedelaware.org/free-delaware-bail-bonds-is-here-to-help/ http://www.freedelaware.org/free-delaware-bail-bonds-is-here-to-help/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:55:49 +0000 https://www.freedelaware.org/?p=1 If a friend or loved one has been arrested, you need to call us right away! We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and that the process of attaining the release of your loved one is confusing. We can help any defendant whether they are in state or county jail. Our company …

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pastor-in-black-wearing-handcuffs-via-shutterstock-800x430If a friend or loved one has been arrested, you need to call us right away! We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and that the process of attaining the release of your loved one is confusing. We can help any defendant whether they are in state or county jail. Our company will do our best to get your loved one released regardless of what they were convicted of.

Let us help!

Our company has professionally trained staff standing by, ready to help any family or individual who needs a bond throughout all Delaware counties. We will work with you to get through and understand the paperwork, as well as arrange easy pay financing. We also take all major credit cards or cash.

Call us today – we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

(302) 407-0939

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