JUST FIND YOUR ANSWERS BELOW:
The nature of the criminal offense
- The number of criminal charges you have filed against you
- The date on which the district attorney filed the charges
- The location where the crimes occurred
- Whether or not there are other pending cases against you in other jurisdictions
- The amount of all bonds you are eligible for
- Whether or not you have ever failed to appear for court
- Whether or not you currently owe another bondsman in Canadian County, Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, or elsewhere any money
- How much and what type of collateral, if any, you have to help secure you bond
- The total amount of the premium and how much of that you are able to pay up from
- How many co-signers you have to help secure your bond, if any
- Your current status and general relationship you may have with previous or OKC bail bondsman
In Order To Be Eligible For A Bail Bond, The Client Must:
- Have at least ½ the premium, and preferably all of it.
- Have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license or other form of state or USA governmental ID
- We will not accept illegal immigrants without total collateral coverage, and they may be required to wear ankle monitors at the defendant’s expense.
- We prefer that all clients have a valid SS# or other legal document showing their right to live and preferably work here in this country.
- We must have a verifiable address via a utility bill, etc., that can prove where you currently live.
- You must not have been returned to custody by another bondsman.
- You may have no more than two failure to appear (FTA) charges against you.
Basic Standards For Co-signers:
- You must have a valid USA or state governmental ID.
- Your job type will be commensurate with the bond amounts.
- You must have at least one year of continuous, verifiable employment.
- You must present a valid utility bill from your current place of residence.
- We must feel comfortable with both you and the defendant. If we deem either of you to be a significant flight risk or just a really bad individual, we will not bond the defendant out nor accept you as a co-signer. Thanks for understanding.
- Contact an OKC bail bondsman at C&K Bail Bonds OKC.
- We will set up your appointment with the Oklahoma County jail or other jurisdictional jail for the next possible business day.
- You may meet us at our office or at the county jail, and we will accompany you to the jail. In some jurisdictions, such as Cleveland County, criminal defendants merely appear before the court clerk briefly, instead of actually going to the jail itself.
- While at the jail, the sheriff’s deputies will go ahead and fingerprint you and process all of your information. We will then post your Oklahoma bail bond for you, so that the jail officials can immediately release you to our custody. Once again, in judicial jurisdictions such as Cleveland County, the process is much simpler and you can get your Oklahoma bail bonds in front of the court clerk.
- You and your OKC bail bondsman will then go to your arraignment hearing together at 1:30 pm CST. The judge will confirm your bail bonds OKC amount, and you will then get to go free.
- While in the courtroom, you will immediately receive a notice that tells you when your next court date is and where.
- You then just need to be sure to call your OKC bail bondsman and to do as he or she instructs you. You will also need to show up for all of your court dates on time and in appropriate clothing attire. It is that simple, and we will work diligently with your attorney, if you have one, to coordinate everything!
- CASH including cashier’s checks, money orders and certified checks
- Properly assigned SAVINGS ACCOUNTS represented by passbooks, or properly assigned CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT
- Approved and properly assigned STOCKS AND BONDS
- REAL ESTATE evidenced by properly executed mortgages, deeds of trust or confessions of judgment in favor of American Surety Company in accordance with applicable state law.
- Surety Bail Bondsman:
A surety bondsman can receive an appointment from an insurance company to write bonds. This OKC bail bondsman then pays a small fee to that insurance company each time he or she writes a bond.
- Professional Bail Bondsman:
A professional OKC bail bondsman has deposited at least $50,000 with the state of Oklahoma. He or she also has to have and maintain a certain amount of assets, which can also differ with occasional statutory changes. This type of OKC bail bondsman can then write bail bonds for many times the amount of his cash deposit(s).
- Property Bail Bondsman:
A property bondsman has to guarantee someone’s bail with property that he or she possesses. That OKC bail bondsman must have a minimum amount of assets, too. Spouses are usually not too fond of bail bondsmen putting up their houses as collateral to secure a bond. Thus, Oklahoma currently only has one property OKC bail bondsman.
- Cash Bondsman:
A cash bondsman posts bonds with an actual amount of cash that the city, state or federal government requires. This is not always an easy thing to do, as cash bail bonds OKC can require an enormous amount of cash that can potentially remain tied up for a very long time.
It is important to note that all types of bail bondsmen can get their clients out of jail. Also, one OKC bail bondsman can also become licensed in only one or all four classes of OKC bail bondsman licenses. Doing so can often afford a bondsman an extra layer of flexibility when trying to write an Oklahoma bail bond, so his or her client out of jail. Of course, each license class also requires additional monthly reports that take more time and require extra money.
- Where you may and may not travel
- Certain times you must call and check in
- Specified day(s) of the week when you must check in with your bail bondsman
- Ensuring that you are responsible for yourself and show up for court on time without fail
- Staying out of additional criminal or other legal trouble
- Wearing an ankle monitor, if required
- Paying your OKC bail bondsman on time and in the manner agreed upon
Of course, money is not the only factor, and some people keep scratching their heads wondering why they cannot find an OKC bail bondsman who will get them out of jail. The following is a partial list of additional common reasons an OKC bail bondsman might not wish to bond himself or herself to a criminal defendant:
- The defendant has previously jumped bail or has otherwise failed to show up to court on time.
- The type of crime of which the defendant has been accused highly offends the OKC bail bondsman.
- The defendant does not reside in the same county as the OKC bail bondsman.
- The defendant takes off the ankle monitor, which would violate that condition of receiving his or her Oklahoma bail bonds.
- If the person fails to check in with the OKC bail bondsman, then he or she is generally not one that another OKC bail bondsman want to continue working with.
- Criminal defendants with no ties to the community and/or no social security numbers are also ones that an OKC bail bondsman will probably not wish to assist.
- As noted before, a lack of money, co-signers, collateral, etc., are also major factors for an OKC bail bondsman to consider.