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How Bail Bonds Work?

The amount of bail depends on the severity of the crime but is also at the judges discretion. Some jurisdictions have bail schedules which recommend a standard bail amount. In determining bail, a judge may take into account this amount but will also consider the defendants criminal record (if any), his or her history of showing up for past court appearances. Once the defendant is booked into the jurisdiction and bail is set someone may then, use a "Bail Bondsman" or "Bail Agent".

Using a Bail Bondsman is one method used to obtain the release of a defendant awaiting trial upon criminal charges from the custody of law enforcement officials. The Bail Agent executes a document that promises to forfeit the sum determined by the court to be commensurate with the gravity of the alleged offense if the defendant fails to return for the trial date. If Bail is posted by a Bail Agent, there is a non-refundable fee of twelve percent of the amount of bail. There shall also be a fee assessed in connection with the issuance of every criminal bond posted within each parish to the jail (LPSO 30 Bond fee). The Bail Agent and the indemnitor become liable to the court for the full amount of the bond if the defendant fails to appear. The Bail Bond Agent has power of attorney until all oblations are full-field.

Common Questions About Bail Bonds

The bail amount is set by a judge during a bail hearing. The judge will consider a variety of factors, including the severity of the crime and  previous convictions.
"I can't afford the bail!" That's where we can help. If you cannot afford bail, you need to hire a bail agent such as Dauthiers Bail Bonds. You will pay a small fee to the agent, who will take on the responsibility of the full bail amount.
When contacting Dauthiers Bail Bonds, make sure you know:
• The full name of the person in jail
• What jail they are in
• The charges
• Any other information you can get
Good news is that you don't need to go anywhere! We are available 24/7 for to assist you at 225-252-9429. We can meet somewhere nearest you or at your location to best assist you.
FAST! We are one of the fastest bail bondman in the state. As soon as you have made your payment arrangement (any premiums paid/collateral assigned) we post the bond! We pride ourselves on getting the fastest posting to insure that we are doing everything we can to process your loved one.
While everything is faster here at Dauthiers Bail Bonds, the release process at the jail can take a short time or several hours. It depends on the circumstances and how crowded the jail is. We have a nice waiting area in our office. You may also want us to contact you when your loved one is available at the jail. We do our best to make this process easy and comfortable.
After the person has been released, they must show up for all assigned court proceedings and meet any conditions set by Dauthiers Bail Bonds.
If the defendant fails to appear in court, the bail agent will be required to pay the full bail amount. If this happens or if the defendant violates any bail conditions, the bail agent will locate the defendant and take them back to jail.
If the defendant does not make their court date you could lose any collateral that was signed over with the bond, but as long the defendant complies with the terms set by the bail agent and shows up for all court dates, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
Once the trial is over you are no longer obligated to the bond. It does not matter whether the defendant was found innocent or guilty.


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