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!