Four Ways to Speed Up Your Bail Bond Process

Arrests can range from upsetting to terrifying. Most clients just want to be home with their families as they await trial, especially if they’re sure they didn’t violate the law. When you or a loved one is arrested, your main goal is to spend as little time in jail as possible.

How can you speed up the process? What should you expect when hiring a bail bondsperson? Here’s a quick overview of how to post bail with a bondsman so you can get home (or get a loved one home) faster:

  • Get information about the arrest: You’ll need to know the inmate number and details of the alleged crime before your loved one is released. Sometimes the officers on duty will let you know about the bail amount as well as the arraignment and preliminary hearing dates.
  • Call a 24/7 bail bonds agency: When you choose a bail bonds agent, make sure that they’re located in the same county or town where your loved one was arrested. Many bail bonds agents are available 24/7, so they can begin to process the paperwork immediately. The closer they are to the jail, the faster they can arrive, so if your family member or friend was arrested in Brazoria County, make sure to call Brazoria County Bail Bonds as soon as possible.
  • Find a cosigner, if necessary: Depending on the amount of bail, you may have to pay significant collateral. Most people need to find a cosigner for bail. When someone goes to pay bail, they usually have to include proof of income, proof of residence, government-issued identification and more. This could take a bit to get together, so it’s wise to choose someone who will have all the information and collateral at the same time. Keep in mind that if you fail to show up to your court appointments, you could be sent back to jail—and your friend or family member may lose their house, car or whatever else they put up for your bail.
  • Talk to an attorney: Finally, make sure that you call a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Not only is it your best chance to ensure that the authorities are held to the highest legal standards possible, but your lawyer may have some information about posting bail and what to expect. They may be able to help you negotiate lower bail or provide more information about how to speed up the bail bonds process in your area.

Now that you know what to expect when hiring a bail bondsperson, it’s time to call the team at Brazoria County Bail Bonds for more information. We can help you or your loved one get out of jail and await trial in the comfort of home. As long as all legal obligations are met, you or your loved one will be able to recover your money and collateral, minus the fee. Call us today to learn more about our bail bonds services and get started.

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