It’s seldom the case that someone being arrested is convenient. Quite often, people end up being arrested in the middle of the night or, at least, people who have the ability to bail them out only find out that the person has been arrested in the middle of the night. If you need to get someone out of jail, a bail bondsman is set up to assist with this. Their business oftentimes means arranging for bail in the small hours and, because of that, you can get the process started, no matter what time of the day or night you find out that your loved one has been thrown in jail.
It’s likely that most people are going to start looking for phone numbers to find a bail bondsman they can work with as soon as they find out that somebody they care about has been thrown in jail. Realize that it may take a little bit longer than usual to get in contact with the bail bondsman if you’re calling at 2 AM or 3 AM, but they will be available. Obviously, it will be easier if you call during normal business hours.
The process of getting someone out of jail can actually end up taking quite a while. Between finding out all the information you need to have for the bail bondsman, getting the bail amount required, arranging for collateral and payment and getting down to the jail to meet the bondsman – if necessary – it could take three or four hours, easily, to actually get someone out of jail. You can speed this process along by making certain that you get all of the information that the bondsman needs and that you fill out all paperwork thoroughly. Some bail bonds companies will allow you to fill out paperwork online, which will make it even easier to get the process started.
Once a bail bondsman has provided bail to get your loved one out of jail, they may have conditions on that bail that the defendant will have to follow. Make certain that they do. Violating the conditions that a bail bondsman sets very well may end up with the defendant right back in jail. Bail bondsman do take a financial risk when they bail someone out, so you need to make certain that the bondsman is aware that the risk they took with you was a sensible one and that the defendant is not going to skip out on your court date or any other obligations.