2013 Mississippi Code
Title 83 - INSURANCE
Chapter 39 - BAIL BONDS AND BONDSMEN
§ 83-39-25 - Maximum premium, commission or fee; processing fee; holding collateral to insure payment of premium or indemnify for losses
(1) A professional bail agent or his agent shall charge and collect for his premium, commission, or fee an amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of bail per bond posted by him, or One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00), whichever is greater, except on a bond on a defendant who is charged with a capital offense, or on a defendant who resides outside the State of Mississippi, in which case the premium, commission or fee shall be fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of bail, per bond posted by him, or One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00), whichever is greater.
(2) A professional bail agent or his agent shall also charge an additional Fifty Dollars ($ 50.00) processing fee on each bond issued by him.
(3) Nothing herein shall prohibit a professional bail agent or his agent from holding collateral or taking a security interest in collateral for the purpose of insuring the payment of the premium of the bond posted or indemnifying the professional bail agent for losses incurred due to a forfeiture of a bond or the costs of apprehension and surrender of the principal.
(4) Any fee charged by a professional bail agent or his agent for court-approved electronic monitoring or drug testing shall not be considered part of the premium, commission or fee charged under this section.
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