How Professional Bail Works

When a person is arrested and booked for a crime, they must have a first appearance or a bail hearing with a judge or magistrate of the court.  Once the arrestee is admitted to bail and a bail amount is set, they may then post bail or hire a Professional Bail Bondsman.


In the State of Arkansas, the fee or premium for writing a Bail Bond is ten percent (10%) of the bond amount.  (e.g. a $1,000 Bond would have a $100 premium)


In addition to the ten percent premium, the Professional Bail Bond Company is required to collect $60 in fees.


Finally, the Law Enforcement Agency taking the bond charges a $20 fee.


So, as an example, if a defendant has a $1,000 Bond amount and they hire a Professional Bail Bondsman, it would cost them $180 total.

                    $1,000 x 10% = $100 Premium

                                                 + $60 Fees

                                                 = $160 Total to Bail Bondsman


The Law Enforcement Agency taking the Bond will collect their $20 fee when the Bond is posted.


In certain circumstances, depending on the Bond amount and the charges, providing collateral to secure a bail bond may be necessary.


Once a defendant is released from actual custody on a Professional Bail Bond, both the defendant and their cosigner(s) are financially responsible for the defendant's appearance in court.

*All Bail Amounts are rounded up to the next even $5 mark.

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Triple R Bail Bonds

Phone: 870.257.2282

Fax: 870.455.0088

Professional Bail Bondsman in Arkansas




Phone: 1-870-257-2282  Toll Free: 1-866-593-7457  Fax: 1-870-455-0088