FAQ About Bail Bonds in Cobb County

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!