There is nothing more unsettling than when your loved one or even yourself is waiting around trying to get bail to stay out of jail. But the good news is there are a number of actions you can take to speed up the bail process once it is set by the judge.
This is your ultimate guide to the different ways that you can get bail as fast as possible!
Choose the Right Bail Bonds Company
Choosing the right bail bonds company means a few different things. The first thing is that you want to work with bail bonds that are open 24 hours a day. Arrests don’t wait for business hours so neither should you when this occurs.
Another consideration is choosing a bail bonds company that is not too far from your jail. Since they will need to go over and process the paperwork you don’t want to choose someone that is hours away. While choosing the most equipped bail bonds company is more important, it’s also ideal to choose someone close by.
Get Yourself a Cosigner
Having a cosigner can help in a number of ways but one of the most important reasons to have a cosigner is that they can handle things for you while you are in jail. It also shows that you have someone willing to help you and go to bat for you which is a testament to your character. If you are struggling financially you are much more likely to get approved for the bail bond if you have a cosigner.
If the bail bond company doesn’t accept collect calls then this is a major issue. Other than being available 24/7 you need to be able to get in contact with them at your convenience. If they do accept collect calls (most should) then you don’t need to worry as you can get in contact when you need. If they don’t then you won’t be able to reach them at all since you won’t have access to money to take it on yourself.
Why Choosing the Wrong Company Hurts
While we can get into why choosing the wrong bail bond company can hurt you in more detail in a later blog, it’s important to know that delaying your bail can be costly. Not only do you want to get out behind bars immediately or as soon as possible but you don’t want to risk anything that would keep you there more permanently. That’s why you want someone to be open 24 hours a day seven days a week to attend to your bail needs. You also want a bail bonds company that is not far away in case they need to be present at the jail or courthouse to clear some things up. Be sure to ask these things after your collect call goes through or the cosigner you chose asks on your behalf.