You’ve Bailed Them Out, Now What?

When someone you know has been arrested you want to help them the best you can. They may turn to you for help in posting their bail. If you agree to help them, you will have the option to either pay the full bail amount directly to the court or jail or to use the services of a bail bondsman. When you sign a bail bond contract with a licensed bail bond company, you become known as the “indemnitor”. This means that you are assuming responsibility to the court and the bail agent.

A Bail Bond Is A Legal Contract

As the signer of a bail bond contract, you are guaranteeing that the defendant will show up for court. The most important thing is for you to make sure that your loved one appears in court on the appointed day and time. This is imperative, as you will lose your premium payment if this does not occur. As payer of the bond payment, it is your responsibility to ensure that this happens.

Bail Conditions

Sometimes, there are conditions that the offender must follow while out on bail. Common conditions include abstaining from alcohol, participating in drug or alcohol treatment programs, anger management, or work requirements. If the offense involved a vehicle, it’s possible that your friend or family member will be unable to drive. Therefore, one way that you can help would be to offer to drive them to their treatment programs or to work. Not only will following the conditions of bail help their case, it will also help them get their life back on track. 

Are There Alternative Punishments To Jail?

In serious cases the result is sentences of incarceration, but in some cases, the court will consider alternative forms of punishment, including probation and task referral (which is part of the probation process). They may also issue house arrest, community service, an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, or a conditional discharge.

You need to continue with your employment if at all possible. If you are not allowed to return to your home or if there are pre-trial release conditions, you need to meet those first. If you do not meet those established court rulings, then that could be a contempt of court situation. The court can offer recommendations for counseling, anger management, drug and alcohol addiction classes, and if you attend and complete those programs, no jail time may be a condition of your release. There are different things you can do between now and your trial date.

You need to trust your attorney to prepare the legal things necessary. Trust your attorney to guide you through the entire process. Your attorney is trying to provide and prepare the best evidence for settlement negotiations or sentencing.

Delta Bail Bonds is Here For You

At Delta Bail Bonds, we’re more than a financial resource. We are here to help you and your family navigate your arrest and the bail system with ease. Don’t make a stressful time more difficult. Let us help! Give us a call and get out of jail fast!

Debunking Myths About Bail Bonds

Let’s face it, if you didn’t have to, you’d never learn about bail bonds.  Needing a bail bond is not something a person anticipates.  So no one really talks about what the bail bond process is like.  Instead, people hear things that scare them and then Hollywood paints a different bleak picture. Contrary to popular belief, bail agents do not dress and talk like a bodyguard or a club bouncer. Some may have the build of one, but not all of them.

Bail Agents Are Reputable Professionals

First, most bail bond agents don’t wear thick gold chains. Bail bond agents are business people who need to meet an educational requirement on a yearly basis and pass an exam in order to call themselves a bail agent.  After passing an exam they have to find a surety that will back them and give them bonds to use.

Bail bonds are not scams. There is nothing sketchy here. The bail bond industry is a legitimate business that is an alternative to cash bail and a 100% legal way to get a loved one out of jail. The premium normally costs 10% of the full bail amount and comes with a payment plan. We work directly with you, the court, and the jail to get the process over and done with, to get your loved one freed.

The Truth About Collateral

Another myth needing to be debunked is that you have to put your house up for collateral.  This is normally not true. Collateral is a form of guaranteeing the full bail amount.  If the bail is large, the bail agent might still ask for a house as collateral.  However, most bail bonds are written with just a signature as the collateral.  Meaning that signing the contract is enough security for the bail bond. 

Bail Bonds Agencies Care About The Community

Another myth is that the bail agent is just in it for the fast money and he could care less about the safety of the community or the location of their client. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  The bail agents have families living in the communities they serve, they are concerned about the safety of the community.

Some truth about bail bonds:  the bail bond system protects the community.  When a defendant doesn’t show up to his or her court date, the bond is considered a forfeiture.  What this means is that a bail bond agent is now responsible for paying the county the entire amount of the bond if the defendant does not go to court.  Since the bail bond agent doesn’t want to pay the $50,000 they are going to work hard to find that person and return them to jail.

Bail Bonds With Delta Bail Bond

If you or a loved one has been arrested, Delta Bail Bond can help. We’re available 24/7 to post bail. Our experienced bail bondsmen are dedicated to getting you out of jail and back to your life as soon as possible after an arrest. Call or visit our website to get in touch with a talented bail bondsman today!

How to Bail Your Loved One Out of Jail

Getting a phone call from a loved one being held in jail is never an ideal situation, but it is one that many parents, spouses, siblings, and others have faced-sometimes multiple times.The issue of bail is always challenging. It can be expensive. Second, if you want your loved one to “learn a lesson,” is it best to leave them in jail? Will the Court consider the person less “upstanding” at the arraignment if they were unable to bail out?

All of those considerations are relevant. However, for a defense attorney, the biggest consideration (often overlooked) is how remaining in custody most likely will impact the final decision of the case. When a defendant is held in custody, it often results in negative consequences. 

If you’re willing to bail a loved one out of jail, then a bail bondsman is your best resource. A bail bondsman can walk you through the process step-by-step and answer any questions you might have about posting bail .

Get All the Important Information

This is a crucial step that many people skip. Many times, a person is so upset at receiving that unexpected call from the local jail that he or she forgets to ask what the amount of the bail is. If your loved one is calling you before the initial hearing, then you will have to wait until after the hearing to find out if he or she will be allowed out on bail. In addition to the amount of the bail, you will need the specific charges your loved one is being held on and you’ll need to know exactly where your loved one is being held. If you’re a friend of the person who was arrested, you also need to know their birth date. Be sure to ask for this information when you speak with them.

Contact a Bail Bondsman

When you’ve obtained all of the necessary information, you can call a local bail bondsman. Give them the details of the situation, along with your loved one’s full name. The bail bondsman will let you know what your next steps should be. Most people choose the surety bond option.

Pay the Bail Bond

Obtaining a surety bond requires that you pay a percentage of the bail amount. The bail bondsman will let you know the amount of your payment and your payment options. There will be some paperwork to complete.


When the final arrangements are made with a bail bondsman, they will arrange for your loved one’s release as soon as possible. After their release you will be able to pick up your loved one where they are being held. They will need a ride home or to a lawyer’s office after being released.

Delta Bail Bonds is Here For You

At Delta Bail Bonds, we’re more than a financial resource. We are here to help you and your family navigate your arrest and the bail system with ease. Don’t make a stressful time more difficult. Let us help! Give us a call and get out of jail fast!

How to Choose A Bail Bonds Agency

Are you desperately looking for a bail bond company to help get your loved one out of jail but not sure what you should be looking for?

Bail bonds services are one of those topics that most people really don’t know about until they need them. Bail bonds companies are a bit of a scary mystery to most people.

Choose a company that’s available 24/7

You could get arrested at any time, there’s no office hours for arrests. If the police catch you with an unauthorized substance in your car in the middle of the night and you have work the next day, you can’t wait for a bail bonds office to open up. Such a case needs to be dealt with on an emergency basis. A bail bond company that operates 24 hours a day will stand by your side even at the latest/earliest hours. The quicker you get your bail bond, the better.


If you use a bail bond service, you will be charged about 10 percent for the service to post bail. It means that you will have to make a small payment, but you do not have to pay a large sum of money up front. Your loved one can leave jail once the small payment is issued.

Choose a company that’s open about its policies

It’s normal to feel anxious and scared at the time of arrest. Most people end up acting impulsively simply because they want to get out as early as they can. In the middle of all this, don’t forget to read carefully through the terms and conditions of the bail bond 

agreement. Many companies have hidden charges and terms which surface later when it’s too late to back out, and you often end up paying more than you thought you would. Make sure your company is open and honest with you about all their terms and conditions and that you’ve taken the time to read through them before signing the deal.

Check reviews

Just like you would with anything else, it helps to check reviews online to see what people are saying about the company.

Unfortunately, the bail bonds industry has become a hotbed for scammers who are looking to make a quick dollar out of people in need. To make sure that the bail bonds agency is legit, check out their online reviews and license.

Choose a company that’s licensed

Speaking of scams, checking for licensing is a good way to make sure you’re dealing with a reliable agency.

Look for a local bail bonds agency whose office you can visit and meet with employees to make sure they know what they’re talking about.

Contact Delta Bail Bonds

If you find yourself or a loved one being arrested, make sure you contact our bail bond office as quickly as possible. Delta Bail Bonds is available 24/7 to bail you out when you need it. You do not have to wait until business hours to call us. Our experienced bail bondsmen are dedicated to getting you out of jail and back to your life as soon as possible after an arrest. If you’re unable to contact us yourself, call a friend or relative and ask them to do it for you.

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