When a person enters into USA illegally and gets arrested by the Department of Homeland Security Immigrations Customs Enforcement, the person is taken to the federal law enforcement station where all the processing and booking procedures begin. It is from here that the process of immigration bail bonds also initiates. Either an immigration judge or a custody determination officer will determine what immigration bail amount to impose on the arrested person. This is determined after an interview is conducted with the arrested person by a Deportation Officer. The amount imposed is not fixed and is usually finalized by the Department of Homeland Security. Once the bail amount has been finalized and announced the arrested illegal person has to pay it. This is where the services of immigration bail bonds help. Most people are unable to pay the immigration bail amount on their own and that is why they contact an immigration bail bonds company to help them out.
The immigration bail bonds are also called surety bonds and they bind a three party contract. The three parties involved in the immigration bail bonds are the Obligator or the Surety along with his or her Co – Obligator or agent, the Homeland Security, and the Principal who is basically the arrested illegal immigrant. The Obligator or Surety is the immigration bail bonds company that you contact for help and they take up the responsibility on your behalf and guarantee the Homeland Security that their Principal will appear in court for all NTA’s (Notice to Appear). The immigration bail bonds company that you contact will pay your immigration bail money on your behalf to the court or to the Homeland Security officials. Along with all this the co – signer will ensure the immigration bail bonds company that their defendant will appear in court for all future dates.
The defendant will have to pay a fee to the immigration bail bonds company for the services they are rendering. This is called a premium or a bond fee. Some immigration bail bonds companies will ask the defendant to pay a one – time percentage of the total immigration bail amount that the court has imposed on them and after that there will be no further yearly percentage charges. On the other hand some immigration bail bonds companies might ask the defendant a yearly premium percentage of the immigration bond they have been charged with for at least two years. Comparatively this option gets more expensive in the long run. A close family member or friend of the illegal immigrant is also involved as he or she has to guarantee on their own behalf that they will pay the immigration bond amount in full if their arrested friend does not show up on the scheduled dates in the future.
To initiate this process you will first need to make a few phone calls to different immigration bail bonds companies and discuss your case with them. Depending on your immigration bond amount and other details they will then tell you what offers they are willing to make. All the basic information will be gathered by the immigration bail bonds before they give a final word. The risk involved with the immigration bail bonds company is quite high which is why they have to dig deep into all the details in order to ensure themselves that they are not signing up for fraud and loss. It is always advised that the immigration bail bonds company that you approach should be licensed with the proper authorities to ensure the defendant does not end up being ripped off either. Asking for some expert help at this stage is always safe.
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