In New Mexico, bail bonds may be purchased and used to guarantee that an individual will appear in court if they are allowed to leave holding or jail until that time. In most cases, except in those cases such as murder or serious felony, the criminal defendant will be allowed bail. In New Mexico, bail bonds can be purchased through the jail themselves or they can be secured through a bail bondsman. However, having a general knowledge of how bail bonds work is very important. First, the defendant will need to contact a bail bondsman. These commercial bonding agencies provide the bond to the individual at lower price than if they would pay for the bail themselves at the jail. In most cases, the charge is a fee of ten percent (as directed by law in the state of New Mexico) and is a non refundable fee. Once this is paid to the bondsmen, they will post the other 90% of bail (or will reassure the court system of coverage of the bond should the defendant skip bail.) The defendant is then released.
Bail bonds can be obtained in this manner in most areas of the state including Albuquerque bail, Las Cruces bail, Rio Rancho bail as well as Santa Fe bail. Bondsmen can be easily contacted, in most cases even 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. They can provide some of the fastest service of getting an individual out of jail.