Frequently Asked Questions about Bail Bonds in Hawaii
Informed Choices with Help from Our Bail Agents
If you have never had an encounter with the law, the subject of bail bonds can be mysterious. At A-1 Bail Bonds, our focus lies in helping you to make informed and comfortable decisions about helping your loved one get out of jail quickly.
We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about bail bonds in Honolulu on this page to get you the info you need.
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bondsman is a person or establishment who loans funds to another person in order that they may beable to post bail.
If your friend or loved one has been arrested, they must wait in jail until transported to court the following business day. At this hearing, your loved one will enter a plea, but unfortunately, most bail matters will not be addressed for several weeks, until the case is assigned to a trial judge.
When you contact our Hawaii bail bonds agent, we can set up a bail bond with the court to secure their release from jail on certain court and bond conditions.
What Information Helps a Bail Agent Process a Release Fastest?
There are a few relevant pieces of information we require to expedite the process for our clients: Full name, the name of the jail, and the bail amount are great to know if you've been able to find out this information. However, if you've had problems getting this information, we'll take your loved one's full name and look up the info for you.
What is it Going to Cost?
Price of bail bonds services can vary. It’s important to save as much money as possible for potential court fines and attorney fees, which is why A-1 Bail Bonds provides free consultations and typically does not require any collateral for most bonds. Additionally, the second year of bail is free with our service. A-1 Bail Bonds is the only bail company in Hawaii to give two years for the price of one - and we put it in writing!
Do You Get Your Money Back When You Pay for Bail?
You do get your money when you pay for bail as long as it is cash bail and that person meets the required court date. However, you will not receive your money back if the defendant is found guilty on the charge or does not appear in court.
How Can I Apply?
We make Hawaii bail bonds applications quick and easy. You can apply with us online, over the phone, or in person. We place a strong emphasis on discretion for each of our clients and always treat you professionally. We can contact friends and family so that upon release our client can be reconnected with loved ones fast.
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When it comes to a business you can trust to be there for you when you need them no one beats A-1 Bonding. I had a ticket that I didn't know about which resulted in a bench warrant. I was pulled over after a very long day right as I was about to park and get dinner. While the officers were arresting me my friend said "Don't worry I know a great Bail Bondsman!". My friend contacted Nicholas Linblad at A-1 Bonding and I was free about 2 hours later! I later spoke to Mr. Linblad and found out that he was seriously ill that evening, but he still came to my rescue! What a guy! I can't thank them enough for making sure I never spent a full night in Jail. Also after they were very helpful in reminding me about my court date and ensuring everything was taken care of so this didn't happen again.- Joe S.
Nick is honest and professional! In a stressful situation, it's important to have someone with integrity and experience who can navigate you through the process. BIG MAHALO to Nick for everything!- HS L.
When things unexpectedly happens and you find yourself in a situation that is stressful, save A-1 Bail Bonds in your cell phone! I was referred by a friend to consider A-1 and I am very grateful for this locally owned and operated company. When you're in a panic state of mind and need a bonding company to work fast and efficiently A-1's services are second to none. The gentleman who helped me get out of a pickle was Nicholas. His genuine interest in the situation was very comforting in a time of stress and worry. Fast, efficient, and overall a company I highly recommend.- Ed A.
Great service. Got the job done quickly. Personal service in guiding up to OCCC show us where to pick up our family member. Took away all the hassles for us in this difficult process.- Ellie K.
They were fast and helpful!- Vanessa
I'm so grateful a friend referred me to A-1 Bail Bonds. This was my first experience bailing someone out of jail, and it's a stressful process. Calling A-1 was the best decision I could have made. I spoke with Nick who helped me understand exactly what was happening and make a decision about how to proceed. This place really knows the meaning of excellent customer service. I definitely will refer them to friends and family in the future.- Dorothy M.
Nick is a awesome person when it comes to bail bonds. He's very helpful and they work super fast. No matter what, just know that theyre here to help you!!!- Shenile G.
What a fabulous company to deal with when someone you love is in trouble and needs your help. With no clue how the system works and anxiety is at its height I called Nick and he calmly and respectfully explained the process. It was painless, efficient and successful. Mahalo A-1. I felt cared about and cared for. This is the company to call - no doubt about it- Dottie S.