Month: January 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does bail work?
A: The process of bail is regulated by the State of Georgia . A Judge within the county of arrest sets the bail amount. Once bail is set, a Falcon Bail Bonds Agent charges a percentage of the total bond amount. (Typically between 10-15%, the State of Georgia regulates the maximum fee, which is 15%.) With payment and a cosigner that meets our qualifications, the bond is then posted, and the defendant is released.

Q: What do I need to bail someone out of jail?
A: There are three things that a cosigner needs to bail someone out of jail:

Valid Georgia ID
Pay Check Stub

Utility Bill

A cosigner must also be a U.S. citizen and must be 21 or older.

Q: How long does it take for paperwork?
A: It will take about 20 minutes. (You can actually do the paperwork online by clicking here)

Q: How can I pay?
A: Cash, Credit Card, Money Order, Western Union.

Q: How long does it take for a person to get out of jail?
A: It depends on the jail and the county the defendant was arrested in. Most facilities take 30 minutes to four hours.

Q: What are the responsibilities of a cosigner?
A: A cosigner, someone willing to sign for the defendant, is responsible for the following three things:

To make sure the defendant makes all appearances to court
To make sure the defendant notifies Falcon Bonding with next court appearances
To make sure the premium is paid (if applicable)
Q: What are the responsibilities of a defendant?
A: The responsibilities of a defendant are the following:

Upon being released, the defendant will need to immediately report to the office and complete the necessary paperwork. After completion, the defendant will receive upcoming court date information.
The defendant must report all new court dates to the Falcon Bail Bonding office by either coming in personally or notifying by phone. (PLEASE CALL 770-333-330).
The defendant must show up to all court dates.

Q: Can I drop the money and have someone else cosign?
A: Yes, however, if there is any type of refund, it will be given back to the cosigner.

Q: Do I get my money back after the defendant goes to court?
A: No, that money is non-refundable upon release from the bond we posted. However, if we are unable to post the bond under certain circumstances, we are able to issue the refund.

Q: Do I need to come back with the defendant to complete paperwork?
A: No, but the defendant must immediately come into the office after being released.

Q: What are the benefits of bailing someone out of jail?
A: There are several benefits to consider:

Defendants can go back to work, school, home, family, and continue with usual daily life.
Permits the unhampered preparation of a defense.
Serves to prevent the infliction of punishment prior to conviction.
CALL (770)333-3330 or (404)JAIL-SUX, Exercise Your 8th Amendment Right!

The bail bond process in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in Marietta, Ga. can be a very time consuming task with lots of variables involved. The first thing you need to do is call Falcon Bonding at (770)333-3330. One of our bonding agents will be glad to assist Cobb-County-Adult-Dentention-Centeryou in figuring out what to do next. Once the bail bond amount and charges have been posted in the Sheriff;s online database we will contact you with the total bond amount and charges. At this point you can decide if you want to post the bond or not. If you decide to post your friend or family member’s bail you will need to got to our website and click on “documents” and fill out BOTH cosigner form 1 & 2. once this paperwork is completed and approved by an agent or supervisor, you will be given a bond fee amount to pay on our website by clicking on “make a payment”. You will also need to text or email all required documents to Falcon Bonding at this time as well. Once all Items are received and payment is made we will have an agent go to the Cobb County Jail to post your loved ones bail bond. When our agent arrives at the jail he or she must sign in and wait to be called to sign the bond while the deputy prepares it, this wait time can be anywhere between 15 minutes to 4 or more hours. Once the bond is signed our agent will contact you to come and wait for your loved one to be released from custody. When they are released we will need you to make sure they come directly to our office at 540 Powder Springs St. Marietta, Ga. Suite B-8, so the bondee can complete their part of the paperwork.

Our process eliminates hours of wait time for the “cosigner,” or loved one that is posting the bail bond of the inmate.