How to Bail Someone Out of Jail
Step by Step Bailing Someone out of Jail
24/7 BondsmenThe fastest way to get someone out of jail is to hire a bondsman. Typically they will charge ten percent of the bond as their fee but they may consider a payment plan. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to get people released. You won't find a lawyer after hours. Bondsmen cannot help you if the judge has imposed no bond or a 100% cash only bond.
Attorney may get bond lowered, 10% refundable depositIf you hire an attorney first, often the attorney can secure a 10% bond with the court, and you will get that money back at the end of the case so long as the defendant does not commit any new crimes or fails to appear at all court hearings
Property BondA third option, which will also require your lawyer first, is to post a property bond. That does not cost anything but, if defendant runs, you could lose ownership of the property. The court will only take real property within the same state.
What a bail agent will need from you:oDefendants Full NameoPrior Arrest informationoDefendants Date of BirthoBond Amount