If you know someone who has been arrested and needs a bond bail service, it can feel a bit overwhelming. You might wonder what is involved, how the process works and what needs to be done. There are a few steps involved in posting bail bonds and it can help to know exactly what these are so it’s not so scary. Once someone’s been arrested, the defendant is taken into custody at a jail or a court. They will then be booked and allowed one phone call. They can use this call to get through to a relative, attorney or a bail bonds company.
Posting bail can be expensive depending on what you’re accused of, if you have any past convictions and other factors, so you might need to rely on a bail bond to get you out. A bail bond tends to be the quickest way to get you out of jail and is when the company in question pays your bail for you minus a fee for doing so. This tends to be 10%, but can differ depending on the circumstances.
When choosing a bail bond you can have the payment made asap and it can be done via a whole host of methods. If you choose to pay it yourself without a bail bond, the money needs to be paid in person during business hours so could mean having to spend another night in a cell. If you don’t do either, you have to wait in jail until the case is resolved which can take weeks, months or years. To find out more about bail bonds, check out the below infographic.
Infographic byFuture Bail Bonds