What You Need to Know to Post Bail
When someone is facing jail time or has been accused of a crime, his or her family is often left to scramble to find the financial means to get the individual released on bail. Bail bond services are in place to help in these situations, but it becomes very important for loved ones to take action in the right manner to assure the outcome desired.
Your bail bond agent can work closely with you throughout this process. Here’s what you need to do and the information you need to provide.
The first step is to alert the agent to where the individual is being held in custody. Within each area of the country, and even at the county and city level, there are different rules and requirements for posting bail. Your agent needs to know the location of the individual to ensure the proper steps are taken from the start.
The more information you know, the faster the process will go. For example, the full name of the individual and booking number is great to have, if possible. If you lack this information, call Free At Last Bail Bonds and we will find out for you.
Determining the Cost of Bail
It is helpful to know how much bail is being requested. This is often a decision left up to the court (in some cases) or it may be standardized at the time of the charges being filed. The type of arrest determines the amount of bail that is requested. The jail or court will provide information on this, and the staff at Free At Last Bail Bonds will call to confirm the amount. Just know that not all bond agents will provide bail for all types of charges. However, Free At Last will do any bond anywhere.
Making Payments and Financing Concerns
Once you have this information, the bond agent will tell you what to expect in terms of cost to you. This differs in each situation. Generally, you will learn how much it will cost, how to finance it and what payment plan may be available to you. Remember, agreeing to the terms of a bail bond is a serious financial decision and one that you should not make lightly. Be sure you have the financial means to make these commitments.
At Free At Last Bail Bonds, we work closely with individuals who are seeking support and guidance for securing bail for their loved ones. When you contact us, we’ll help you through the process and ensure that you are making the best decision for yourself and your loved ones. Contact our bail bond services today to learn more about what your options are and what you can expect when securing a bond.