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.
Want to ask a live person your questions instead? Contact A-1 Bail Bonds now at (808) 664-5010.
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.
What information should I prepare before calling for bail bonds?
A few things are important to know before requesting bail bonds...you will want to prepare the following:
- The location of the person in custody
- Their name
- Their booking number
- The cost of bail
What happens if I violate my bail conditions?
A violation of bail conditions, also referred to as a breach of bail conditions, may result in:
- Being arrested
- A warrant being issued
- Being held in custody until another bail hearing
How Long Do Warrants Last in Hawaii?
In Hawaii, warrants issued before the Act's effective date are valid for five years from the effective date. However, a warrant can stay active depending on the type of warrant. A warrant in Hawaii may become inactive passing of time due to the statute of limitations for the type of crime.
Can You Get Bailed Out Of Jail After Sentencing?
After being sentenced into jail, a bail amount will be set. For major offenses, a judge will personally assess the person’s case before setting the bail amount. Smaller crimes, such as minor misdemeanors, typically have a pre-set bail amount in Hawaii and you can quickly be released from jail upon paying the bail amount.
Whether you have additional questions or need to start your application, we are waiting for your call at (808) 664-5010.