A bail agent is hired when the defendant cannot afford the bail. A small fee is paid to the agent who will take on the responsibility of the full bail amount. When looking for a bail agent, you should know the full name of the person in jail, what jail they are in, the booking number of the person, the charges of the person and any other information you can get.
After the bail premium has been paid and the collateral has been signed, the bail agent will post the bond.
If the defendant does not go to the court, the bail agent will be required to pay the full bail amount. If the defendant will violate any bail conditions, the bail agent will have to find the defendant and take them back to jail.
Moreover, if the defendant does not appear on the court date, the collaterals that were signed over with the bond will be forfeited. There is nothing to worry about if the defendant complies with the terms set by the bail agent and the defendant shows on all court dates.