Bail Bond Questions

What is a bail bond?

A bail bond is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear at every court appointment as directed by the court.

How much does a bail bond cost?

All bail bond premiums are 10% of the full bond amount in the State of Indiana. For example, if the bond is $10,000, the premium will be $1,000. These fees are regulated by the Department of Insurance. Most jails also collect a mandatory $5 fee that is paid at the time the bond is posted.

Some bonds will require collateral in addition to the bond premium. This is determined on a case by case basis.

What methods of payment are accepted for bail bond premiums?

You may pay for your bail bond premium using cash, check, credit or debit card.

Is the bail bond premium refundable?

No. Once the bond is posted, the premium is earned, and according to state law may not be refunded.

When can a bond be posted?

Every jail is different. Presently the Hamilton County Jail located in Noblesville, Indiana processes bail bonds seven days a week, on an appointment-only basis. There may be a waiting time if there is any type of alcohol, drug or other hold placed on your friend on family member. Please discuss your individual situation with us.

What happens if a defendant fails to appear at court?

The indemnitor (cosigner) of the bond is financially responsible for the bond. If a defendant fails to appear and the court issues a warrant, we will contact you immediately to resolve the matter.

Do I get my money back?

No, but as long as the defendant goes to court and keeps his/her 'nose clean', you do not owe us anymore!

Where can I go to see if I have a Warrant for my arrest?

Visit MyCase.IN.Gov

What does 'Indemnitor' really mean? How much responsibility do I actually have?

Although you may have only paid 10% of the face value of the entire bond, until the defendants case is over you remain financially responsible. Meaning, if the defendant skips town we will demand you surrender said individual. After a predetermined amount of time we will then request the full amount of the bond, so on a $5000 bond that you paid $500 for, you will now pay $5000, in addition to still being responsible for producing the fugitive. If you still do not comply, we will then hire a Fugitive Recovery Agent and you will incur his expenses as well, to include but not limited to research, gas, etc.

What is the court's address and phone number?

1 Hamilton County Square Noblesville (317) 776-9600

1 Civic Square Carmel (317) 571-2440

What is the number to the jail?

(317) 776 - 9800

Not sure if your friend or family member is in custody?

Click here to view the current Hamilton County Inmate Population

What if the arrest happened in Fishers? Wouldn't they go to a Fishers Jail?

No, anyone arrested within the limits of Hamilton County goes to the Hamilton County Jail in Noblesville. To include the following towns and cities... Arcadia, Atlanta, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Noblesville, Sheridan, and Westfield

Indiana Moped Law...

Indiana law defines a vehicle as a motorized bicycle or moped only if it meets all of the following specifications... It has two or three wheels, propelled by an engine of no more than two horsepower, has a cylinder capacity of less than 50 cubic centimeters, with an automatic transmission, and it has a maximum design speed of 25 miles per hour. To operate a motorized bicycle, you must be at least 15 years old and carry a valid Indiana driver’s license or identification card. If you are younger than 18 years of age, you must wear protective headgear and protective glasses, goggles or a transparent face shield. Motorized bicycles may not be operated on interstate highways or at a speed faster than 25 miles per hour. To see this same information at the source please visit... http://www.in.gov/bmv/files/Drivers_Manual_Chapter_1.pdf

How do I get a court appointed attorney?

Click here for Request for Appointment of Counsel and Affidavit of Financial Status

If I want to go on a family vacation or need to go on a business trip out of state am I allowed while on bond?

Click here to view a Travel Permit Request

Where do I find other court related documents?

Click here for other court related documents

May I use my AAA card for my bond?

The $1,000 Guaranteed Arrest Bond is for use if you are arrested for a covered minor traffic violation. It's just like having $1,000 in your wallet. For more serious covered traffic violations, you are protected with a $5,000 Bail Bond Certificate, which is secured by calling the nearest AAA office. This does not apply in the state of Indiana!

Who provides guidance to Bail Bond Agencies in Indiana?

All are governed by the rules and regulations provided by the Indiana Department Of Insurance