To many people people, the only information they have as far as bail bond services are concerned is what is put on the films. It is wrong to just believe what is in movies because the details are tweaked to go with the agenda being pushed in the films. A bail can be posted for you when you have been arrested but have no intention of remaining in jail until the day of the court hearing. If you are paying cash bail, you will be told by the court the amount you should submit. Not everyone is in a position to pay a cash bail. It does not mean that all hope is lost for someone who cannot afford the cash bail because there are bail bond companies which can step in to help you stay out of jail. The company assures the court that you will attend the hearing and if you fail to the company will bear the realities. The only thing you will have to pay the bail bond company is 10% of the amount the court has asked for. You will be in a position to find such an amount easily compared to having to find a means to get all the money the court needs. You won’t have to resort to borrowing from family and friends for the amount. This also saves you money in that you won’t have to divert money that you had set aside for other purposes to use in such a scenario.
When you are arrested, you will need to let your family and friends know about the situation. No matter who answers the call, they will be in need of more details and the time you have will be limited not to mention you may not have every answer to the questions they have. When you let the bail bond company about your need for the services, they will take over and explain everything your family needs to know including the possibility of being released on bail or bond. This is easier for your family because they do not have to spend a lot of time looking for the station you are being held.
These services are not just for people who have been arrested already. If you are sure there is an active warrant for your arrest, you can contact them early. The service providers will make a follow-up so that you can get full details about the charges, the bond amount and the jurisdiction the charge originates from. You can ask the service providers to meet you at the police station so that they can begin the paperwork early.