If you, a friend, or a family member have recently been jailed in or around Las Vegas on charges of vehicular manslaughter, you are facing potentially severe consequences if convicted and need an experienced defense attorney. Behind bars, however, is not the best place to look for the right lawyer nor to prepare yourself for your upcoming court arraignment. Our pride extends throughout the entire state of Nevada as GodFather Bail Bonds are known and trusted as the elite service to use. Our clients find in our staff a dedicated team of savvy bail bondsmen who's number one focus is to get you out and get you out fast, no matter what time of the day we are truly here for you 365 days a year. We keep you informed of court dates make it a mission to see your release for the long haul, we help keep you out!
The first step is to contact a GodFather bail bondsman who will be able to get you out of jail as quickly as possible. But you may be wondering, how does the bail bonds process work?
How Bail Bonds Work
A bail bond is a surety bond, a kind of a contract, among several parties. The bail bonds service pays the full bail amount to the court, and the court can keep this money instead of refunding it later if the defendant who is bailed out fails to appear for his/her court hearings.
The co-signer, often a friend or relative of the arrestee, pays a fee of 15% of the bail to the bail bondsman for services rendered. The co-signer becomes liable to reimburse the bail bond service for the full bail amount should it become forfeit to the court.
The arrestee, after bailed out, must promise to attend all scheduled court hearings. He/she must also agree to abide by other terms of bail, such as not leaving the county until after the court case is resolved, avoiding any further incidents/arrests, and keeping the bail bondsman informed of his/her current address, contact information, and place of employment.
Vehicular Manslaughter in Nevada
Vehicular manslaughter is normally a misdemeanor charge in Nevada, and while a very serious charge, it is the least severe charge possible when one's alleged negligent driving causes the death of another motorist or pedestrian.
Misdemeanor level vehicular manslaughter carries a standard bail of $5,000. Thus, the state-mandated 15% bail bond premium would be $750.
This is much higher bail than most misdemeanors, which have a $1,000 standard bail. However, it pales in comparison with the $100,000 bail for felony level vehicular manslaughter (with "gross negligence). In that case, the bail bond fee would be $15,000, which is still far less than paying the full $100,000.
A similar charge that should also be mentioned is DUI Resulting in Death. This is essentially vehicular manslaughter with intoxication by alcohol or drugs as a contributing cause. Standard bail for this charge would be $20,000, with a $3,000 bail bond fee.
How Godfather's Bail Bonds Can Help
At Godfather's Bail Bonds, we have deep experience in handling all manner of Nevada bail bonds, including for extremely serious charges like vehicular manslaughter.
As soon as you contact us and inform us you would like to get your loved one out of jail on a bail bond, we can move rapidly to minimize his/her time spend behind bars. We can finish the necessary paperwork in as little as 20 minutes and then post bail the very moment that your loved one has been fully booked.
We understand jail and court processes in the Las Vegas Area and can use this knowledge to make the bailing out process move smoothly and as fast as possible.
If you are unable to pay the full 15% premium upfront, we understand and will work with you. We offer financing at reasonable rates and workable repayment schedules. Our goal is to find a way to get your loved one out of jail, and we therefore keep our rates and policies as easy to work with as possible.
To learn more or to secure a bail bond, contact us 24/7 at 702-384-4007.