Half Down Bail Bonds is located in the great city of Fairfax, Virginia. Our staff is made up of a great team of some of the most experienced Bail Bondsman in the area. We are available for contact with any issue anytime. Feel free to give us a ring at 703.369.5555
What is a Bail Bond?
A BAIL BOND is a written guarantee that the accused person will appear in court on the date and time agreed upon. BAIL BONDS are determined by the nature of the crime and flight risk. In some cases bail can be revoked entirely if the judge feels the accused is a danger to the public or a risk of flight. At this point you may appeal the judges decision to the higher court (CIRCUIT COURT) to seek a different outcome.
What types of bail can be posted?
Cash Only Request: This is amount requested by the court that would be paid by the defendant and or the co-signer. They must fully read and sign a written contract that guarantees that the defendant will appear before the court on the date that was set by the court.
Secured Only Request: This is where property and or title would be pledged and agreed on between the bondsman and co-signer in the written contract that is worth at least as much or more than the amount of the bail in these situations.
What happens after I sign a Bail Bond contract?
You are promising that the defendant will appear to court and that if he does not appear you will assist in apprehending the defendant or pay the full amount of the BAIL BOND set by the judge or magistrate. Failure to do so will result in a lawsuit.
Half Down Bail Bonding?
In Virginia the bail bond process is secured by a “surety bond”. Typically a family or friend will contact BAIL BONDS AND COMPANY by internet, phone, or in person to get the procedure completed. Once this contact is established the bail bond company in Fairfax will take that information and get the bail process started. Keep in mind that the bail process only works if the suspect has been granted a bail amount. Once this has been established the fee for bail will be assessed to you. Information requested for a bail bond is taking your personal information, work information, marriage information and family involvement to help reduce the risk of fleeing the BAIL BOND. This entire process cannot be done if the suspect has not been “booked” and “processed”.
The family involvement is important to Half Down Bail Bonding to help reduce the risks the co-signer and company assumes when taking on the guarantee of the defendants appearance in court. At this point once the bail bond has been confirmed the paper work begins. All are forms can be viewed on this website at any time. You will receive a copy of the signed contract for your records.
Bail Bonds Procedure
When someone is arrested in Fairfax they are taken and transported to a police station and “booked”. When a suspect is in the booking process in Fairfax they are taken through a procedure where information is taken. Charges against the suspect and identification are taken for processing in Fairfax. At that time a police background will be checked on the suspect for warrants or past history offenses. Once that information has been obtained the suspect is finger printed and indexed in the computer system. Once inside this system pictures are taken as well as possessions. These possessions are documented into the system and are signed off by the suspect typically. Intoxication checks will be done on suspects and different types of checks could be done possibly. Once this procedure is completed the suspect is escorted to a jail cell where they are allowed to make 3 free phone calls. After 3 free calls all phone calls from a jail inmate are done by “collect call”. These calls may request the receiver to prepay using a credit card to accept these calls. If you are expecting a call from a inmate in Fairfax we recommend that you have a credit card handy. Collect calls can not be made to a cell phone. Once this call has been established you will have the chance to speak to your friend or family in Fairfax. At this point your friend or family my request for a bail and it is important to discuss your options at this time.
Types of Bail Bonds
Our bondsmen handle many types of bonds, such as:
• All Criminal Bonds
• All Traffic Bonds
Process Server in Fairfax, Virginia
CALL US at 703-642-2245 for same day Process Service.
Q. What is Process Service?
A. Service of process also known as process serving is a key part of what is known as the Due Process of Law. If actions are taken against someone in a court of law, he or she must be notified of the fact under US law. Process service Virginia is the way that he or she is notified. A professional known as a process server will find this person and hand deliver court documents to them so that they are fully informed. Depending on the court case one is involved in, a process server may deliver subpoenas, summons, complaints, order to show cause, or writs.
Each state has its own process serving laws and rules that govern civil procedure. Process servers must follow these laws and rules in order to legally deliver court documents. In most cases, a process server must deliver documents to someone by hand. In cases where this is not possible, “substituted service” may be another option. In this legal process of service, court documents are left with management personnel at someone’s place of business or are left with an adult resident of someone’s home. If service can’t be perfected some states allow the service document to be published in a newspaper or other publication. In these instances, the process server also needs to send a copy of the documents via certified mail.
Q. What happens after I hire Half Down Bail Bonding to Serve Process on a defendant.
A . Our professional Process servers must serve or deliver court documents to the individual listed on the documents being delivered. In order to do so, process servers may have to make multiple attempts or travel from a person’s home to their place of work. A process server must also be careful not to break any regulations or laws governing service of process. Once the court documents have been delivered, the process server must get a Proof or Service (also known as an Affidavit of Service) notarized. This proof or affidavit must then be given to the person or organization that requested the court documents be delivered.
Q. How much will it cost to get my papers served?
A. A routine service can cost anywhere from $35 to $100. Many variables can affect the price. You may incur larger fees if it is hard for the process server to locate the defendant. If a defendant needs to be found or if a process server must make multiple attempts in order to serve documents, the extra fees will be passed onto you. If you have special process service needs – for example, if you need document delivered on a holiday or if you need rush service – you can expect to pay more. You will be giving our best quote from a professional process server on our staff that will give you a general estimate of how much you will pay for a particular service. When getting a quote, we will inform you how many attempts are included in the price you are quoted. As well as, our turn-around time so you know how quickly documents will be served.
Process Service History 101
Most people know very little about Process serving and why it’s important, but its history extends all the way back to the year 1215. In 1215, the term “due process” was first used in one of the most famous documents to ever be created: the Magna Carta. Over the last 800 years, due process has evolved to include what today are known as Process Servers Va.
1215 – English barons extracted the principle of due process of law from King John. Clause 39 of the Magna Carta guaranteed that “no free man may be taken or imprisoned, or ousted of his lands, or outlawed, or banished, or hurt in any way; nor will we [the king] go against him, nor send our officers against him, save by lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land”. And just like that, due process was born.
1787 – For more than 500 years, there was little change to due process, but on September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was completed to be the basis as the “law of the land”. In this perhaps most famous document ever written, the Founding Fathers included the following language: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
1970 – The United States Supreme Court holds that “the Due Process Clause protects the accused against conviction except upon proof beyond a reasonable doubt of every fact necessary to constitute the crime with which he is charged”, requiring states to carry the ultimate burden of persuasion by proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
1982 – A group of process servers from 11 states met in Las Vegas to form an association for the principal purpose of combating proposed federal legislation that would allow service of a summons and complaint by certified mail.
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We are dedicated to providing fast bail bonding services to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our Virginia Bail Bond services include:
Fast, reliable, and confidential service. Property bonding allows us to offer the most competitive rates. Bail for all misdemeanor and felony charges. Bail bond services via phone or at your home, city police departments, county sheriff departments, county jails, and in court. Payment plans, if needed. Variety of payment options. Experience bail bonding professionals to provide advice and answer your bail bonding questions.
Why choose us?
At Half Down Bail Bonding we pay attention to detail. Our establishment is owner operated and when calling you will always be speaking to a decision maker for the company. Rob, Tim and Sarah are always available to answer any of your bonding questions. We go the extra mile because we appreciate your business. So, if you find yourself in need of a bonding company let us show you why were the best. Don’t believe us?
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“Using a bail bond company was the last thing I ever thought I would need. However, after a DWI arrest resulted in me becoming a “guest” of the Fairfax Adult Detention Center, I called Half Down Bail Bonds. The entire staff, from Jenny, who took my the initial call, to Kevin, the bondsman who bonded me out, was attentive, friendly and professional - making what was an unnerving and somewhat embarrassing situation, all the more easier to deal with.”
Carol L- Chantilly
“I‘ve used bail bond companies more times that I care to admit but between having to bail friends and some family out over the years, I’ve used quite a few different bail bond companies and I can say that the best, by far, has been Bail Bonds &Co. There’s no fuss and no games. They do what they say they’re going to do. They make the whole thing as easy as possible. They even work with us on payments “
Hank B. –Arlington, VA
“Working in the dining and entertainment industry, I’m constantly called by friends and associates, who, when finding themselves in a jam, often asked me two things, “Do you know a good attorney?” and “What’s the fastest bail bond company you know?” When it comes to that second question, the answer is always easy- Half Down Bail Bonds. Kevin and his team are quick to respond and work with folks to get them out as quickly as possible. Folks always thank me later for referring them to Half Down Bail Bonds.”
Randy W. –Washington, D.C