3 Ways To Make The Bail Bond Process Smoother

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Most people never plan to be arrested. When it happens, the first thing on a person's mind is how to get from behind bars. One of the fastest ways to be released is to post the required bond that the judge has set. Unfortunately, most people do not have this amount of cash on them at the time of their arrest. Usually, the fastest way to have the police release you or a loved one is to hire someone to get you out. Here are a few ways to speed up your release process. 

Know All Your Options

After you are charged and booked, you will have your first appearance in front of a magistrate or judge who will set your bond. There are several different types of bonds that this may be. Some of them include the following:

  • Unsecured Bond - With an unsecured bond, the court does not require you to post any money for the police to release you. However, if you do not appear for your court date, the court will place a judgment against you for that amount and issue a warrant for your arrest.
  • Secured Bond - With a secured bond, the court requires you to pay a certain amount of money to the court to secure your release. Posting your bond can be done by family and friends or through the services of a surety bail bond agent.
  • Cash Bond - A cash bond is just as it sounds. The court requires you to pay a set amount in cash before your release. 

The amount and conditions of your bonds depend on your charges and past criminal record. 

Know All The Relevant Information

No matter the bond you choose to post, you will need information about the arrestee. This information includes:

  • Their legal name
  • Their date of birth
  • Their booking number
  • Their charges
  • Their bond amount

Knowing their social security number is also beneficial, although this is not always required. 

Know A Good Surety Bail Bondsman 

One of the quickest ways to secure a release from jail is by calling a surety bail bonds company. They are not only available 24/7, but they understand the bail process.

A good surety bail bondsman knows who to contact, what information they will need, and how to post the required bond. Because the bail bond company is already in the system, the court will process their paperwork faster than yours. 

To learn more, contact a surety bail bonds service in your area such as A Professional Bail Bonds.


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