Bail bondsmen also called bail bonds agents, can work alone or for bail bonds agencies. They can help defendants get out of jail. Bail bonds agents must fill out the required paperwork with the defendants, get paid, and find the defendants if they don’t appear in court.
Many defendants are unaware that bail can change even after its payment. A bail bonds agent may call to tell you that the amount of your bail has gone up and that you must pay it. Otherwise, you’ll be behind bars again.
For instance, if a judge decides the bail amount for an offense, there’s still a chance that the amount can increase. If the defendant commits a more serious crime than the first one, the judge may increase bail.