Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ & How Bail Bonds Work

Listed below are the most frequently asked questions we receive at Nisqually Bail Bonds ranging from collateral for bail bonds to how bail bonds work in general and more. If your question is not answered below, please call one of our offices to speak directly with a licensed and bonded agent and we will be glad to answer all of your questions and assist you in any way needed.

Q: How long does the bail bond application process take?
A: The application takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Release times may vary from facility to facility. Please ask your agent for specific facility release times.

Q: What happens if the defendant is not bailed out?
A: He or she will stay in custody until sentenced or released.

Q: What is collateral?
A: Collateral can be personal or real property and is used to secure the bond.

Q: When is collateral returned?
A: When the defendant has been sentenced or released and all financial obligations are met.

Q: Is collateral always required for a bail bond?
A: We find that most of our clients are eligible for a signature bond.

Q: What is my responsibility if I bail somebody out of jail?
A: The indemnitor is 100% liable for the full bond amount, including any fees that occur from Failure To Appear in court.

Q: Can the jail be paid directly for the full amount of the bail?
A: Yes, most facilities will accept the full amount of the bail in cash.

Q: What form of payment does Nisqually Bail Bonds accept to purchase a bail bond?
A: We accept all major credit cards, personal checks, jail checks, and we also offer 0% financing.

Q: Can I trust your bail bond company?
A: Nisqually Bail Bonds is a family owned business and we pride ourselves on our professionalism. You can verify our bail bond licensed status by contacting the Washington State Insurance Commissioner and the State of Washington Department of Licensing.

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