Q: How does bonding out work without a bondsman? Do I really have to pay the whole 10% of the bond on the spot?
My boyfriend was recently arrested. His bail was set at 100,000 and of course 10% is the bond, I do not have that kind of money. I’ve managed to collect about half of it. I’m not knowledgeable on the law and had a few questions. How does this work? Do I really have to pay $10,000 for him to be released? Since I have half is there a way to make payments? He was wrongfully arrested and is sitting in cook county jail right now for no reason. He knows he can fight it that’s why I’m trying desperately to bond him out. Please help me understand
A: Yes, 10% equals 10%. A lot of people borrow against their homes to get this kind of money. It is rare to find an inmate who admits he is guilty of anything.
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A: Yes, you have to pay the full $10,000.00 up front. Your boy friend needs a criminal defense attorney to assist him. That attorney might be able to get the bond reduced. The sooner an attorney is hired the better.
A: In Illinois there are no Bondsman. Other states have them, but not Illinois. The 10% must be paid for him to be released while the cse is pending in court. With a criminal defense attorney he can petition to request the bond be reduced or him released on Electronic Monitoring instead of being in the jail That will be up to the Judge but the defene attorney must request it
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