Affordable Bail Bonds Services for Columbus, OH
For more than 20 years, Andy Callif Bail Bonds has helped clients deal with incarceration and the legal system. Our team works under various conditions, handles late-night postings, interviews many incarcerated individuals, meets with family members and informs them about the entire process.
Many variables can arise, such as if new charges are filed when a background check is performed on the new arrestee. Surprises are never welcome, which is why we keep our customers informed throughout the entire process. Our agents and team are in constant contact to ensure that we help you maintain an affordable bond. We will notify you immediately if any additional charges occur that may alter the bail bond process, increase the bail bond, or slow down the release of an individual.
We are always available, 24-hours a day! We are ready to post bail anytime, anywhere in Columbus, Ohio and nationwide. Andy Callif Bail Bonds makes financial services available to those incarcerated and their family members.
Why Choose Us
It’s difficult to know which company to call and even tougher to know what to expect when you get connected. With Andy Callif Bail Bonds, you will get the benefit of an experienced company and a licensed agent who will immediately know how to handle your particular bail charges and get your bond posted without unnecessary approvals taking up your valuable time.
Why Bail is Crucial
Defendants who are not released on bail have a greater difficulty preparing their defense. They are also, in effect, punished with imprisonment for the duration that they are forced to remain in prison. For this reason, decisions should not be made lightly. If the client is being charged with a serious offense and poses a flight risk and/or potential danger to the community, the price for their bond can be high or even denied. However, in the majority of criminal trials, bail is both available and affordable.
Andy Callif Bail Bonds Will Always Consider Bail
We’re ready to assist with all felony cases, spousal charges, OMVI, driving without a license, domestic violence, and those charged with possession of illegal drugs. We specialize in white collar crimes, such as real estate and insurance fraud that carry high bail bond amounts (large bonds). We have also helped defendants charged with murder. Andy Callif Bail Bonds has many years of experience bailing out high-profile, high-amount cases, as well as working directly with the defendant’s attorneys. This cooperative alliance is beneficial to both attorneys and their clients.
Finance a Bond
Low on funds? Need money? Our company knows it’s difficult to raise money, especially during the night when you are least expecting an arrest. Leave it to Andy Callif to solve your financial bail needs. If you have a job or have lived in the immediate community with family ties, we can help. Bad credit is not a problem. To speak to a member of our team, contact us today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Bail Bond Collateral
What is Collateral?
Collateral is something of value that is used to secure a debt or ensure payment. Sometimes a bail bond company will receive collateral in order to ensure that the defendant appears in court. Most bail bond collateral is in the form of real estate or cash. A bail bond company must return your collateral at the resolution of the case.
Do I Always Need Collateral for a Bail Bond?
Not with Andy Callif Bail Bonds. We often negotiate no collateral bail bonds. These are called signature bonds. We find that most of our customers are eligible for a signature bond.
Will the Court Take My Property as Bail Collateral?
Yes, the court will take your property as bail collateral. However, because Property Bonds involve real estate and can be likened to the buying or selling of a home, the process usually takes several weeks. Equity in the property must exceed the total bond amount.
If I Use Collateral for a Bail Bond, When Do I Get It Back?
When the defendant’s case has been completed and all financial obligations are satisfied, collateral is returned to the individual who pledged it.
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Liberar a alguien de la cárcel no tiene por qué ser difícil, pero puede serlo si no escoge a la agencia de fianzas más profesional, confiable y experimentada. Andy Callif Bail Bonds ha hecho el proceso de sacar a alguien de la cárcel lo más simple posible. Nuestros empleados son personas respetuosas y comprensivas que lo llevan de la mano de principio a fin durante el proceso. Sólo visite nuestra ofecina o llámenos al 614-579-4023. Nuestros servicios y personal profesional están disponibles las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana.
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Arrest & Bail Bonds
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond, technically called a “surety bond,” is a contractual undertaking guaranteed by a state licensed bail bondsman who is backed by an insurance company. The bail agent guarantees to the court payment of the full amount of the bond if the defendant fails to appear for their scheduled court appearances. For your protection, always deal with a licensed bail bond company.
What is the Cost of a Bail Bond?
In Ohio, the cost of a bail bond is 10% of the bail. This rate is set by the state of Ohio and is non-negotiable. In addition, there are state fees that vary according to charge. Typically these range between $50-$100. There are no taxes for a bail bond. By example, if the bail is set at $25,000, then the fee charged is $2,500 plus the $50-$100 state fee.
Can I Find Cheap Bail?
The cost of a bail bond in Ohio is set with the Department of Insurance at 10% of the total bail amount. We often get these questions from potential clients: “Can you do it for less?” or “Would you take 5% if I pay cash?” Any agent offering bail at less than 10% in the State of Ohio is simply acting illegally or deceptively (bail bond scam). We will work with you to find the best situation to obtain bail in a legal manner.
Do You Negotiate Premium?
No one in Ohio can legally negotiate bail premium. It is set by State statute at 10%.
How Do I Pay for the Bail Bond?
When arranging bail, companies generally need payment in advance of “posting” a bond for the release of a detainee. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
At Andy Callif Bail Bonds, we know the cost of the bail bond is more than many people have at hand. Therefore, we offer various payment options, flexible financing and payment plans when acquiring a bail bond. In many cases, we can offer no collateral bail bonds.
What Happens When Someone is Arrested?
When an individual is arrested, generally, they will be taken to a local law enforcement station for processing and booking. Processing and booking includes fingerprinting, pictures, and nationwide computer database searches. It can take many hours, but in smaller jails it generally happens more quickly. Bail cannot be arranged until the arrest process is complete.
What is "O.R."?
Defendants can be released on their Own Recognizance, also known as “O.R.” This is usually reserved for lesser crimes. Only a judge can decide to release a detainee on O.R. In such a case, the defendant is released with a written promise to appear in court and no bail is required.
Can I Just Pay the Jail for the Full Amount of the Bail?
Yes, you can. To be released on cash bail, an individual must post the full amount of the bail with the court in the form of cash or credit card. In order to post cash bail, an individual should check with the bail clerk to verify forms of payment accepted in an individual jurisdiction, as different courts may have other options or restrictions. The source of funds for large bail generally must be verified to ensure that funds come from legal sources.
What is the Procedure for Bailing Someone Out of Jail?
Generally, a bail bond company will be contacted by phone to begin the bail procedure. During the initial phone consultation, most companies will ask for information about your situation in order to determine the risk involved in the bond and begin the approval process. Once the bail bond is approved, the customer will need to sign basic bail bond documents including an application, Indemnity Agreement, and receipt. After the paperwork is finalized and payment has been made, a licensed bondsman will “post” the bail bond at the jail.
Can Your Company Quickly Handle Bail Bonds for Any Jail in Ohio?
Andy Callif Bail Bonds can handle your bail bond quickly. From start to finish, most bail bonds are completed in 1-2 hours. We are also able to handle bail bond documentation by fax in a matter of minutes. In addition, we also have a strategic network of licensed agents throughout Central Ohio who can “post” bail bonds at the appropriate jail.
Do You Offer Financing or Payment Plan Options?
We realize that the cost of a bail bond may be more than you have readily available. If you qualify, we can work out a payment plan.
- We do not charge a fee for financing.
- We will work out payments that you can afford.
- We offer no collateral bail bonds to qualified applicants.
- We accept cosigners (make sure you understand your bail bond indemnitor responsibility before you sign).
What Happens if the Defendant is Not Bailed Out?
If the defendant is not bailed out, he or she will generally remain in custody until the matter has been resolved in court.