Posting bond is something that nobody ever wants to think about, but there may be a time in your life when it becomes a necessity. When that time comes, your jail bond Rutherford County agency can help you through the process. However, it helps ease the concerns if you know what you should expect during this process. Here are some things you should know about the jail bond process. Have an Attorney with You If you are scheduled for a bail hearing, you should have an attorney standing by your side. For people who cannot afford an attorney, the state will provide one for you. While an attorney cannot lower your bail, they can negotiate with the judge. Your attorney can also give you tips on how to behave and dress so you will give a better impression to the judge. Conditions of Your Bail Once the judge determines a bail amount, it’s important that you understand the conditions of that bail. There are typically stipulations connected to the bail. Some of these stipulations may include a curfew, or staying away from a certain area of town. It’s generally up to the judge’s discretion to determine stipulations. Where to Post Bail If the judge has granted a bail amount that is low enough that you can pay it in cash, you should know where to post it. Your attorney should know where to post the bail so you can get out of jail right away. Administrative Process You may have seen TV shows where a defendant posts bail and then just walks out of the jail. But that’s not how it works in real life. In fact, you could be waiting several hours after posting bail. That’s because of the administrative process. There is some paperwork that you have to fill out first and the person posting the bail must also fill out some paperwork. Hiring a Jail Bond Rutherford County Agent If your bail is too much to post, the next thing to do is hire a bond agent. A bond agent will post the bail for you for a fee of only 10 percent of the total bail amount. When a bond agent posts a bond, they are guaranteeing that you will show up for your scheduled court date. If you decide to not show up for the court date, the bond agent will hire bounty hunters to track you down and bring you back to the jailhouse. Affordable Bail Bonds is a family owned and operated business that serves Rutherford County and Cannon County. They specializes in the bail bond and jail bond industry and are known at the area’s jailhouses.