Getting a call in the middle of the night is always scary. Good things don’t usually happen in the wee hours of the morning, and picking up the phone to find that your family member or friend is in jail can be a frustrating or scary experience. When it happens, there are a few things you need to do to make the process of bailing them out a lot easier. In this blog we will go over those steps along with a basic overview of home posting bail works. If you need a 24-hour bail bondsman to help get someone that you care for out of jail, call us at ASAP Bonding in Lawrenceville, today! We offer competitive premiums and we work fast to get people out. We serve Gwinnett, Cobb, and Barrow counties.
Get the Essential Info
While you might be panicked or angry to find out that your friend or family member has been arrested, remember to breathe deeply. After taking a few breaths, grab a pen and paper and make sure to get the answers to a few very important questions:
What jail is the accused at?
What court sent them to jail?
What is the court case number?
When you have all of this information, you’ll be able to give us a call at ASAP Bonding. With the above information, as well as the defendant’s full name, address, and phone number, the process of bonding out begins.
How Does Bailing Someone Out Work?
The process of getting someone out of jail can seem really complicated if you’ve never dealt with it before, so we are going to break it down into the most clear terms that we can.
You call the bail bondsman with all of the above information along with your name, address, and phone number. They will get in touch with the jail and/or the court and find out how much the bail amount is and then let you know how much your premium will be. A premium is the payment that the bondsman requires to issue the surety bond that will get your friend or loved one out of jail. The premium is a percentage of the overall bail amount and is non-refundable. In addition to charging you a premium, you are also responsible for providing another way of paying for the full amount of the bail bond if the defendant does not show up for their next court date.
After the defendant is out of jail, the bondsman will continue to check in with both you and the defendant to make sure that the defendant is going to appear on time to their court date. The bondsman does this because he has paid the full amount of bail to the court in order to get your loved one out of jail and they will lose all of that money if the defendant does not show up on time.
Contact us at ASAP Bonding in Lawrenceville now if you need to get someone you care about out of jail. We’re open 24 hours a day and we’re here to help you during this difficult time.