Once a defendant has been provided by the judge with bail amount, they can call on a bail bondsman in Missouri to provide them with their service. Having ready the following information to provide to the agent, will fasten the bail bond process:
• The full legal name of the defendant is needed.
• Personal information about the defendant is needed which may include their date of birth, past and current residency information, as well as social security numbers.
• Information about past charges may be also requested.
• The current charges against the defendant will be needed.
• The amount of bail that has been set (by the judge during the arraignment).
• The location including the city and name of the jail where the defendant is being held.
• The booking number in the case.
Once this information is gathered, it is necessary to pay the bail bondsman their 10% fee. This can usually be done through cash, check or credit card.
Throughout Missouri, in places such as Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield, and Jefferson City, there are bail bondsmen ready and waiting to service the defendants. In most cases, this can be done anytime after the arraignment. Many bail bondsmen offer their services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please have in mind that all bail bonding agents in Missouri must be licensed and approved by the state in order to do business there.