Have you been given an appearance bond to get out of jail? Not sure what an appearance bond is? Owens Bonding Co. is your source for bond assistance in Wichita, KS and more than 75 counties in the state. Call us at 866-830-2663 to speak to one of our expert bail agents today.
What is an Appearance Bond?
Sometimes referred to as an unsecured appearance bond, an appearance bond is a written agreement that you will show up for your court date after getting released from jail. This is opposed to a secured appearance bond, more commonly called a bail bond. With an unsecured appearance bond, you do not have to pay bail for an early release. Instead, you agree in writing to show up for your court date and pay a fee if you fail to appear.
This process is also known as being release on personal recognizance (PR), or own recognizance (OR), or no-cost bail. In some cases where you were arrested for a minor crime, the judicial officer may allow you to leave jail without paying bail. However, this will depend on your specific charges, prior criminal record, danger to the public, and more. If you are a first-time offender and were arrested for a very minor crime, you may get out of jail on this type of bond. If a jail is particularly crowded, you also have higher chances of being released on an appearance bond.
Don’t Miss Your Court Date!
If you fail to show up for your court date, you’ll face an array of trouble. A warrant will be issued for your arrest, and you will be required to pay the amount of the appearance bond. When you are apprehended, you will be held in jail without bail until your court date. You may also incur additional fines and court fees.
If you or a loved one need bail assistance in Wichita, KS, call the team at Owens Bonding Co. We are available 24 hours a day and have more than 35 agents throughout the state to serve you locally. Call us today at 866-830-2663 for quality service from our licensed bondsmen.