When a person is arrested, the criminal justice system allows for them to be released from custody only after a certain amount of money (set by the magistrate or bail schedule before arraignment) is paid. This money is held as assurance that the defendant will appear at all court hearings and proceedings. The most effective and popular form of bail is to work with a Johnstown, PA bail bondsman. Once you have contacted one of our expert agents at A+ Bail Bonds, we will arrange to post bail for your loved one. We charge a percentage of the bond amount as a fee, because there is a risk the defendant won’t appear at court, resulting in a bond forfeiture.