These are private companies or the people who run them) who pay the bail on a case which they will get back if a defendant attends all court required. They charge a non-refundable percentage fee for that loan which ranges from 8% to 10% of the full bail amount.
Be cautious when choosing a bail bonds company as some are more knowledgeable and helpful than others. Bail is sometimes not required as defendants may get released on their own recognizance or you may find that placing the full bail amount with the county is a better option financially. If you have any questions about that process, feel free to call us.