So you are lying in bed and get a late night call from the county jail. Someone that you care about has been arrested and is now calling you to come and bail them out of jail. This can be an alarming situation and you may feel harmless and not even know where to start. The person that is in jail will have to go through a specific booking process to get to a place that bail is set for them. The amount of the bail will depend on the crime that the person was arrested for. Once they have been booked and the amount has been set they will need to call someone that would be willing to bail them out of jail. When you go through this process you are essentially putting yourself down as one of the reliable parties for that individual. You want to feel confident that the person you are helping will in fact go to all required court dates. The process is usually made much easier when you go with a competent bail company. Ajua Bail Bonds outlines what you need to bail someone out of jail.
Where has the Arrested Person Been Taken?
There are many time several different jails in the state and the person that you are dealing with can be taken to almost any depending on where they were when the crime was committed. You will need to know what location they are at to get the bail process started.
You Need Personal Information of Arrestee
You will need to have the full name of the person that has been arrested and your own personal details. The bail company will require your personal details such as your name, address, phone number and some references that they can contact in case they have trouble locating you or the person being bailed out.
This is the part that you cannot be prepared for. The amount of the bail will be different depending on several different variables. It can be the crime committed, the criminal background, the severity of the crime and the standard bail amount set by the court. The bail company that you are working with will be able to call the jail and get the details about the cost and then relay the information to you. They will then let you know what percentage you are going to have to come up with.