Bail Bond Basics

• Bail Bondsmen in Oklahoma are licensed and regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department. 

• A Bail Bondsman may only post appearance bonds (Bail Bonds) for criminal defendants. They do not provide performance or other types of bonds for business.


• Bail Bonds are customarily good for a period of one year and require a renewal premium.


• Co-Signers, or Indemnitors, are almost always required for a Bail Bond. Co-Signers are legally liable for payment of any additional expenses, up to the full cash amount of the bond, incurred by the Bail Bondsman (and/or their surety) should the defendant fail to appear for a scheduled court appearance or honor the terms of the Bail Bond contract. Co-Signers also provide necessary information about the defendant needed by the Bail Bondsman. Co-Signers are qualified based on length of employment, income, location, assets and other factors.


• The Co-Signer's liability ends once the case is adjudicated (the defendant is found guilty or innocent), or the case is declined or dismissed, and the bond is exonerated. For the Co-Signer's liability to end prior to the exoneration of the bond the defendant must be returned to custody, which will usually require additional payment.


• The Bail Bond premium is earned at the time the jail or court clerk accepts the Bail Bond. No refunds are made if charges are declined, dismissed, or when a case ends. 


• Bail Bondsmen have extraordinary arrest powers that allows them to arrest a person they have on bond without a warrant. Bail Enforcers (Bounty Hunters) are often used to enforce these powers.


• Bail Bondsmen do not receive money back when a case ends.


• Bail Bondsmen do not receive notice of arrestees on a daily or regular basis.


• Oklahoma warrant and case information can be viewed at www.oscn.net


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