How To Speed Up The Bail Process

Posted on: 10 March 2023

Being arrested and going to jail can be very traumatic and stressful, and sitting in jail for an extended period is no picnic. Not only is it embarrassing, but it can be frightening when you don't know what to expect. One of the first thoughts most people center around is getting out of jail as fast as possible. Fortunately, there are steps you can take that will get you out of this situation and back to your everyday life.

Call One Of The Bail Bonds Services

No matter what you do, you can only get out of jail once you appear before a judge or magistrate for a bond hearing. In order to set your bond, they will consider the following:

  • The severity of your charges
  • Your past criminal record
  • Your history of court compliance
  • Your risk of flight

Considering all of these, they will set bail in most cases. Unfortunately, some crimes, such as capital crimes, are not eligible for bail. Some areas use a bail schedule, while others leave bail up to the judge or magistrate's discretion.

While waiting, you can contact one of your area's bail bond agent services. Most jails have a list of the local services that will allow you to make these calls from the jail. If you cannot make these calls, you may need to contact a friend or family member to take this step for you.

Most bail bond companies have someone on call 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Contacting the bail bondsman as soon as possible will allow them time to start the process on your behalf. 

Provide the Bail Bonds Service With All Your Information

When you contact the bail bondsman, there is certain information they will need from you or the person arranging your bail. Some of this information includes:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your address
  • Your exact custody location (city, state, and name of jail)
  • Your booking number
  • Your charges
  • Your bail amount (if known)

Once you provide the bail bondsman with the required information, they will advise you about any fees attached to their services. Most bail bondsman services charge a small percentage of the bail they post on your behalf. Most services accept cash or credit cards, and a few may even set up a payment arrangement with you that will allow you to pay this fee once the jail releases you. 


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