Frequently Asked Questions

What is a bail bond?

The purpose of a bail bond, or a surety bond as they are commonly called, is to guarantee the appearance of the defendant at all court dates.

I want to post a bail bond what do i do next?

Call J.C. Bail Bonds at 440.323.7200 or 440.246.6060 to answer your every question!  Our agents have more than 121 years experience working for this agency.

Is a co-signer required for all bail bonds?

No, not all bail bonds require a co-signer.

If necessary can J.C. Bail Bonding Agency fax me an application?

Yes, we can fax an application anywhere in the country.

If a person is in jail in a county other then Lorain County, can you post the bond?

Yes, J.C. Bail Bonds services can post bail throughout the United States.

What is the liability exposure to the cosigner?

The cosigner is responsible to make sure the defendant appears for all of their court appearances.  Should the defendant not appear in court as scheduled, the cosigner could be held responsible and liable for the full bond amount if the defendant is not apprehended and produced before the court.

How much does a bail bond cost?

A premium is required and our fee is ten per cent of the bail bond.   For example, the cost of a $1,000.00 bail bond would be $100.00.

Is the premium refundable?

No.  The premium is the fee for our service.

I would like to get my friend out of jail but do not have the required premium.  Can you help?

Yes, frequently credit is offered if a person does not have the full premium.  Our staff would be happy to talk to you about extending credit.

How do I reach you?

We are open 24/7 and can be reached at 440.323.7200 or 440.246.6060.  We accept collect calls.

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