frequently asked questions
why do we have bail ?
the bill of rights is the first ten amendments to the constitution of the united states. it provides clear and direct guidance to all states and its citizens. these laws ratified by our forefathers, have been challenged on many occasions, but have never been changed since being ratified. our passion and focus is to protect one particular amendment to the constitution, which is the eighth ratified on december 15, 1791. it states that imposing excessive bail or fines, and the practice of cruel and unusual punishment must not be tolerated by all who ratified this amendment and all who would later join the union. in recent times the nevada state legislature and lobbyists have started the wheels in motion to change and ratify bail laws and fines, two fundamental parts of the eighth amendment. this change in a law would give sole power to judges taking away an arbitration that has been a luxury and safety of people who stood before as accused. our forefathers had the foresight over 239 years to put into place a system based on checks and balances, where as not one sole entity could decide the future without being checked by another.
at kind bail bonds, it is our sole job to service, inform and help you through this particular part of the legal system, please allow us to service you from the beginning of your journey to the end of the judicial process.
what do you need to know about bail bonds in las vegas ?
the state of nevada has a mandatory law that a bail bonds company practicing in the state charge a 15% premium of bail amount. example if the bond is $1000.00 the bail bond premium is $150.00
the state of nevada requires that there be a court filing fee of $50.00 for each case with the exception of district court.
depending on jail crowding, it may take 24 hours for a defendant to be released.
collateral is not always required.
payment plans are available.
there may be a 24 “cool off period” for defendants with a domestic battery charge or an intoxication charge.
a good bond depends on good cosigners.
what is cosigner ?
a cosigner is often used for purposes of a bail bond. however, a cosigner is not always needed. a cosigner will play the role of vouching for the defendant. the cosigner will assist in both having the defendant meet all his required court dates and also if the defendant skips the cosigner will assume any financial obligations to the court.
what the cosigner and defendant will need ?
- proper identification
- proof of employment
- proof of residency
- must complete kind bail bonds paperwork package
how is bail set?
the state of nevada, as in all states that offer bail, have a mandatory bail schedule for both misdemeanors and felonies which details how bail is set for each crime. there are other factors that play a role in the bail. for example- dui (1st) is 3,000.00 while dui (2nd)is 5,000.00. kind bail bonds will help you in navigating the bail schedule to understand what you should expect. here at kind bail bonds, we believe that the best way to assist our clients is to take the guess work out of your bond. when someone is charged in las vegas, the bail is set and determined based on the bail schedule. bail schedule refers to the list that sets the amount of bail a defendant is required to pay. the amount is based on the nature of the offense a person is charged with. a judge has the discretion to reduce the amount. a judge also reserves the right to increase the bail based on the facts at hand. in some cases there may be no bail until a bail hearing is set.
the following is the presumptive felony bail schedule for nevada county:
las vegas bail schedule
henderson municipal bail schedule
why kind bail bonds ?
- very knowledgeable and friendly staff- read our google reviews
- years of experience
- we got the distance to get your loved ones home
- safe and well-appointed office at 612 s. 3rd street
- open 24 hours a day- 7 days a week
- amazing working relationships with legal help, counseling, drug rehabilitation centers, and community outreach.
- we truly become friends with our clients… you will see the kind difference
- located in the heart of downtown las vegas
- hassle free location with free parking