How to Bail Someone Out
How the Bail Procedure Works
There are very few activities in life, if any, more terrifying than the sound of steel bars slamming behind you. Being incarcerated for any period is enough to make any rational person go crazy. But the legal system has a way for any person to find their freedom until their trial date.
And that is through the bail bond procedure. If you have ever been arrested and are seeking your freedom, there is a good chance that you will have questions about how the procedure works. Here is the information you need to know to get the bond secured and yourself or a loved one out of jail.
The First Steps in the Process
- An arrest has been made. The arrestee (defendant) will be taken to the local jail, where he or she will be processed and put behind bars. The defendant will stay in jail until appearing before a judge who sets a bond amount (note: not all charges require an
individual to go before a judge).
- A bond serves as a financial guarantee that the defendant will appear for all court appearances until the case concludes or is dismissed. The bail amount set by the judge depends on the crime committed. The cosigner will need to secure the money to be released. On average, the amount of the bond may be in the thousands.
- For example, if the judge sets a $10,000 bond, the defendant or cosigner will need to pay $10,000 in full to the jail or seek the services of a professional bail bonding company.
- We understand most people may not have this kind of money to pay the jail for the release of their loved ones. Bail bonds are the answer for those who are not able to pay the bond in full.
- The bail bonding company secures the bail with the Sheriff by charging the defendant a percentage of the bond for the defendant’s release.
Obtaining a Bond
- In most cases, a cosigner is needed to secure the bond. This person is someone who knows the defendant well enough to guarantee the defendant will show up to scheduled court appearances.
- Upon payment of the necessary percentage amount, the bail bonding company will immediately process the required documents to the jail for the release of the defendant.
- In many cases, the defendant will be released the same day; however, this depends on the time of day as well as the workload of the jail.
- At Free at Last Bail Bonds, we understand the importance and urgency of reuniting families. If you or a loved one needs our services, we are here for you 24 hours a day at 404-577-2245.
Why Choose Free At Last Bail Bonds
- Since 1993, Free At Last Bail Bonds has earned an excellent reputation and trust among the community, judges, sheriffs, and attorneys. We know “sometimes bad things happen to good people.”
- Our professional agents are passionate about the bail bonding industry and their commitment to providing the best service possible to you and your loved ones.
- We offer creative financing options because no one budgets for an arrest of a family member or friend.
- Our #1 priority is to get people you or your loved one out of jail as fast as possible.
- Finally, our company name is often expressed daily by defendants released from jail…“FREE AT LAST”