By MATT BELL
Star-Tribune Senior Staff Writer
After founding Affordable Bail Bonding in 2016 in Lynchburg, owner Hunter Dawson has added two partners and has expanded to cover areas in state within a 120 mile radius.
“We’re the top rated bail bondsmen in Virginia according to Google,” Dawson said.
Dawson has been in the bondsman business over the past two decades with his family.
“My mom owns a business in Tennessee,” Dawson said.
Dawson earned a law degree from the School of Law at Liberty University in 2016, and decided to remain the area.
Recently, Dawson expanded to include bondsmen Tim Aylor in Roanoke and Stephen Wasileski in Rocky Mount.
“We will go anywhere, and we offer around the clock services,” Dawson said, “we’re even open on holidays.”
Bail bonding is a practice at which defendants can post 10-percent of their bond and remain free pending trial.
If a defendant for example is released on a $1,000 bond, then they can post $100 with a bail bondsman instead of paying the entire amount.
Dawson’s business also offers payment plans interest free for anyone who may have to pay a higher amount.
“We will work with you to make payments affordable. Our goal is to get people back to their families, back to their job, and not have them sitting in jail not contributing to the community,” Dawson said.
For more information, call Hunter Dawson at (434) 237-2245, Stephen Wasileski at (540) 238-3745, or Tim Aylor at (540) 632-9009.