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Below is a list of Facts, Answers and Questions you may have. If they are not answered below please contact us at 337-433-6486.

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What will I need to bail someone out of jail?
You will need the fee (12% of the bond amount), cosigner, and possibly
some form of collateral. There may be other charges also if they are not an inmate in Lake Charles, LA.

What forms of payment are accepted for the 12% bonding fee?
We accept cash, check/money order, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

What is the fee to post a bond?
The fee for a bail bond in the state of Louisiana is 12% of the bond total. There is also a processing fee of 
$30 for each charge for which the arrest was made. An example of a $10,000 bond for someone who was 
arrested and has 2 charges, the fee would be $1,200 for the bond plus a processing fee of $30 x 2 and a charge of $60,
which will bring the bond total to $1,260.  

Is the fee refundable once the arrested appears in court?
No, the fee is nonrefundable and is the initial premium required to release someone from jail. 

What type of information will an agent need from me when I call?
*Name of the person arrested
*List of all the Charges
*12% of the bond total 

Why is there a need for a cosigner and what will they be responsible for?
A cosigner is the person who will be responsible for the full face amount of the bond if the defendant does not show up for court. In the event that the bond is for a large amount, the cosigner will be required to put up some form of collateral to ensure the defendant will appear in court. Collateral can be in the form of money, home or property, or other assets. Collateral will be returned once the defendant shows up for court.

What if I am arrested in another parish besides Calcasieu?
This is not a problem. Our company will work with bail agencies all over the state which allows us to write bonds in any parish within the state of Louisiana. Just give us a call and we handle the rest.

Do I have to show up to the office to post someone’s bond? We do have mobile services and also we have a service online through DocuServ whereas you can sign all the paperwork online and pay the fees online. Give us a call at 337-433-6486 and we will help you through the process.