HOW BAIL BONDING WORKS

Most people have no idea how bail bonds work, or what the process is to get a friend or family member out of jail. We are happy to explain each step of the bail bonds process to anyone who is new to the experience.

There are five basic steps to get someone bailed out of jail using AAOK’s Bail Bonds services; first, may we respectfully advise you to PLEASE HAVE PATIENCE!

While we strive to be the fastest in the business, many times detention facilities are very slow to process people under arrest, and often their telephone line is overloaded with calls.

Step 1: Contact AAOK Bail Bondsman

Contact AAOK Bail Bonds anytime or choose from our list of Agents that can accommodate you with your preferred language. You will find a list of our agents on our Contact page.

AAOK will need the following information from you to begin the process:

  •     Defendant’s Full Name
  •     Defendant’s Date of Birth
  •     What is the Arresting Agency’s Name
  •     Defendant’s Charge(s)
  •     Bail Amount for Defendant (if applicable)

Your agent will also require some other basic information about the defendant’s history, including where they work, previous arrests, residency information, etc., in addition to some information about you and/or the co-signer.

Step 2: We contact the Jail

We contact the jail facility and determine the exact bail information. We communicate this to you as soon as possible, and we begin to handle the details.

Step 3: A Meeting at Our Office

We will call you back to arrange a time for you to come into our office to fill out the necessary paperwork.

Step 4: Bond Fee Payment


You and/or the co-signer provide AAOK Bail Bonding with a percentage of the total bail amount after all the paperwork is completed. This is known as the “BOND FEE” and is typically 12% for bonds under $10,000 and 15% for bonds over $10,000.

Step 5: Collateral Requirements

An AAOK Bail Bondsman may require a co-signer to put up additional collateral on top of the “BOND FEE” based on the information provided by you. Please keep in mind that you will get the collateral back only after the Defendant’s case is completely settled.