What’s The Difference Between A Bail Bond Agent and a Bail Clerk?

Getting a bail bond in Tarrant County should be a smooth experience, and that’s why at Big Bubba’s Bail Bonds, we ensure that our Fort Worth location is employed to the max with only the best bail bond agents and bail clerks.

While we are one solid team, the duties of a bond agent and clerk are different and it can help move the process along if our clients understand who helps with what! Here’s a look at some of the ways each position helps get your family out of a legal bind.

What Are the Duties of a Bail Bond Agent?

Remember, at the end of the day, your agent is the person who is licensed to actually process your bail bond agreement with the courts. Bail bond agents have the ability to help out with every aspect of the bail process, including the bail application process.

The agent is also the person responsible for all of the transactions involved with a bail bond. In other words, if you or your loved one skip bail and leave forfeit the bail bond, the agent is who is on the hook and who you will be paying back.

What Does a Bail Clerk Do Around the Agency?

Bail agents are usually very busy and are out and about in the town delivering bail paperwork, and discussing issues with the courts face to face. Bail bond agents hire multiple bail clerks to ensure that while their licensed duties are being performed, someone reliable is watching the shop, which is usually open 24/7.

The typical duties of a bail clerk are:

  • Running credit checks
  • Preparing paperwork for the bail bond agents
  • Contacts the agent to ensure a swift response and shorter jail time for the defendant

Who Helps You with Your Paperwork?

Although both positions are available to assist with general questions regarding the bail process, generally, the bail clerk will be the person who walks you through the actual application for your bail bond. The application process can be very overwhelming and confusing for a first-time applicant. A bail clerk will help you ensure that everything on your application is correct.

When Should You Request to Speak With Your Bail Agent?

If the confusion around the fees and payment involved with your bail bond application are the root of your concerns, that’s the best time to reach out to the bail agent directly. An agent can help you set up a payment plan for your bail fee and can help you come to a final decision regarding how you pay. Most clerks will be able to answer questions about bail bond payment, but your agent is the one who has the ultimate say in the cost of their services.

Get the Complete Bail Bond Experience With Big Bubba’s Bail Bonds

At Big Bubba’s Bail Bonds we know how to get your bail bond processed and on-track in no time! Our locations are open 24/7 and we are ready to help you out, no matter what the bail cost is. Contact us today to learn more about our location, services, and the bail process.

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