Is the price of your loved one’s bail preventing you from rescuing him or her from jail? It is true that bail can be expensive, but have you considered getting a bail bond instead? Some people do not even realize that this is an option. Getting a bail bond could make bailing out your loved one affordable.
When someone is arrested, they are usually given a bail amount. The bail is the amount of money that has to be paid to the court in order for the defendant to be released from jail. The entirety of the bail must be paid to the court in cash, before the defendant can be released. Since bail usually costs thousands of dollars, this option is out of reach for most individuals.
Luckily, there is the option of getting a bail bond from a bail bond company. In this scenario, the defendant’s loved ones pay the company only a portion of the bail. Then the company pays the full bail amount to the court. In this option, the defendant only has to pay 10% of the full bail price to be released. The bail bond can be paid off on a payment plan, and the defendant will be released from jail once the bail bond company receives the first payment.
Not only does a bail bond making bailing out a loved one more affordable, it can make it faster. This is due to the fact that loved one’s do not have to save up nearly as much money as they would if they were paying for the bail on their own.