Written by our Subject Matter Experts, Updated on September 26, 2019
Are you looking for a bail bond in Iowa or information on bail? We have a list of the most trusted bail bonds companies in Iowa so you can get in touch with a nearby licensed bondsman. Our bail experts also answer many important questions on how bail bonds work in Iowa and how much bail bonds cost.
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How do bail bonds work in Iowa?
Numerous Iowa bail bonds companies can bail you (or another person) out anytime day or night in Iowa. Bail Bonds Network makes it easy to find and contact a licensed bail bond agent in Iowa. At your request, many bail bonds agents will come pick you up privately. Payment plans are usually available depending on the situation.
To better understand how bail bonds work in Iowa, we need to understand how the bail amount is set and what bail options you have to be released from jail. Upon arrest anywhere in the state of Iowa, a person is usually processed at the local county jail. In order to be released from jail, a few steps must occur, including being booked and posting bail. Within 24 hours of arrest, a hearing with the judge will take place. The judge will review the notes of your arrest, your crime history, and assess your risk of flight and harm to others if you were to be released prior to your court hearings. Once the bail bond amount is decided, Iowa’s court system determines the options you have for release and if cash bail and surety bail bonds will be an option to you.
If you can’t afford to pay the full bail bond amount in cash, you can contact a bail bonds agent in Iowa to post the bond at the local jail. At this time the release process begins and typically takes anywhere from 1-2 hours to complete.
Iowa Bail Bonds agents can help you with all your bail needs:
- Iowa Property Bail Bonds
- Iowa Immigration Bail Bonds
- Iowa Surety Bail Bonds
How much is bail in Iowa?
In Iowa, there is no bail bond fee maximum that is set but most Iowa bail bondsmen follow the same 10% fee structure as other states. Rates can be found on file with the Iowa Insurance Department.
Typically, bondsman also expect collateral to be put up on larger bail bonds. This would be in addition to the 10% fee they charge. When there is higher risk, the bondsman wants to ensure they can obtain value back in property in case the person does not appear in court and they can’t be located. While the judge can set your bail amount higher or lower than the scheduled bail amount, the typically bail cost structure in Iowa looks like this:
- Controlled Substance Violations – $25,000 – $50,000
- Class B Felony – $25,000
- Class C Felony – $10,000
- Class D Felony – $5,000
- Misdemeanor – $300 to $2,000 (simple to aggravated)
Bail Bonds Near You in Iowa
Search for Iowa bail bonds companies via our form above; please make sure to enter the city AND state.
You can also check our city pages for a nearby Iowa bondsman.