Tennessee Bail Bonds

Are you looking for Tennessee Bail Bonds? Our bail bond directory helps you find and get in touch with a nearby licensed bail bond agent in Tennessee. We also answer many important questions on how bail bonds work in Tennessee and how much bail bonds cost.

How do bail bonds work in Tennessee?

Bail Bonds Network helps you locate and contact a licensed bail bond agent in Tennessee. Numerous Tennessee bail bonds companies can bail you (or another person) out anytime during the day or night in Tennessee. At your request, many bail bond companies will come pick you up discreetly, and installment payment plans are usually available with bondsmen.

Before using a bail bondsman, you should know all bail options in Tennessee in order to be released from jail. Bail bondsmen will fall under surety, or bail bonds, where they will bail you out for a 10% fee. You cannot get this 10% fee back, no matter if you are guilty or not. It’s the cost of using a bail bondsman and the risk they take. To avoid the 10% fee, you can pay in cash but you have to pay the entire bail amount. The jail can also release you on Own Recognizance (OR) which is typically used on smaller crimes committed in Tennessee. The judge finds you low risk and has strong confidence that you will show up to court. There is no fee with Own Recognizance and you have no out of pocket cost to be released from a Tennessee jail. You can also be released from jail in Tennessee by using a Property Bond. You will need personal property or land/home value that’s equal or greater than the bail amount. If you don’t show up to court or violate your release terms, the Tennessee court will issue a warrant for your arrest and can take over your property.

Knowing your bail options helps you better understand how bail bonds work in Tennessee. The next step is to know what to expect upon arrest anywhere in the state of Tennessee. A person must be processed at the local county jail which means taking your mugshot and having your fingerprints taken. To be released from jail, a few steps must occur, including being booked and posting bail. When the bail bond amount is decided, you can pay the full amount or a bail bonds agent can post the bail bond at the local jail. Now the release process begins and typically takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete. Even though cash bonds are permitted, it is usually not frequently done due to financial limitations.

Tennessee Bail Bonds agents can aid you with all your bail needs:

  • Tennessee Property Bail Bonds
  • Tennessee Immigration Bail Bonds
  • Tennessee Surety Bail Bonds

How much is bail in Tennessee?

Impacted people should ask a very important question before committing to a bail bond – “How much does a bail bond cost in Tennessee?” Understand what costs are associated with bail so you can make the best financial decision. Tennessee has a firm 10% bail bond fee that is charged for all bail bonds in the state. The court will also charge $37 in administrative costs so keep that in mind when thinking of the total out-of-pocket cost.

With the cost being set at 10% in Tennessee, you know that your fee will be the same no matter which bondsman you choose, however contact a few bail bondsman to see what type of rules they have in place upon release. Are there any other contractual rules outside of bail bond fees? For example, requirements on tracking devices, check-ins, travel rules outside of the state of Tennessee and any drug or alcohol tests. While these bail bond stipulations are not actual direct money costs, they do take up your time from school and work and increase your risk of not meeting your release obligations.

Bail Bondsman in Tennessee Directory

Make your selection below to find a bail bondsman near you.

5 Bail Questions & Answers on “Tennessee Bail Bonds

    1. Tina, bail bondsmen in Tennessee will need to file a certificate with each county that they want to operate in. This is a simple certificate that goes to the Tennessee county court showing the bondsman has received all training required by the state. So, yes, the bondsman can write bail bonds across Tennessee, but will need to make sure they have submitted their certificate with each county they want to operate in.

    2. No, the qualifications are approved per County , a company and/or agent would need to submit the qualifying paperwork for each separate County .

  1. If you have posted a property as a collateral on a bail bond, and after many months the case is not solved yet,
    1-Do i have the right to pull my property out of the bond and reverse the bond from the defender?
    2-Is any time limits for the bail bonds to expire ???

    1. If you got a property bond then you can technically withdraw it in Tennessee, but you will need to work with the Sheriff to see if they can come pick up the person that was bailed out, or if you will need to bring them to jail to withdraw the bond.

      If you obtained a normal bail bond from a Tennessee bondsman, and they asked you to put up collateral in the form of property, then you may not change that, unless you can offer the TN bondsman some other form of collateral. You can still close/withdraw the bail bond if you were the person who paid the premium. You will need to work with the bondsman to ensure the person on bail is returned to the jail. This can happen if you or the bondsman feel unsure about the released person making their court dates or being a flight risk. If you want to avoid the risk of losing your property, this would be the path to take.

Leave a Reply to George Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *