Bail Bond Basics: Things You Probably Never Knew

22 March 2022
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Most people are familiar with bail bonds and what they can do for you, but they don't realize that bail bondsmen also offer services that make it easier, and more convenient, to get your loved one out of jail. If you have a loved one who is in legal trouble, you may suspect that they are going to need a bail bondsman. The sooner you can proactively address the situation, the better. Here's a look at some services that many bail bondsmen offer that you can often take advantage of.

Pre-Bail Warrant Research

If you have reason to believe that your loved one will be arrested for something, or you know they are in custody but don't know what for, you can reach out to a bondsman who can do the warrant research for you. They will check the warrant database to find out what the charges are, as well as to determine if there are any additional pending warrants that could ultimately affect the bail amount. With this information, the bondsman can help you estimate the bail amount so that you can get a bond secured as soon as possible.

Easy Communication With The Jail

If you're struggling with the paid phone call system while your loved one is in jail, you may be looking for a better way to communicate while you're securing their release. The best thing you can do is leave all contact to the bail bondsman, once you've hired one. The bail bondsman has a direct line of communication with those inmates that they are working with, which makes contact much easier and won't cost you the charge of making collect phone calls. Your bail bondsman can even act as a point of contact for you by asking questions of your loved one when necessary to help you obtain information.

Flexible Contact Options

Sometimes, people are uncomfortable with going to a bail bondsman's office. Whether because of the stigma associated with the business or concerns about perception or even in cases of the bond office being inconvenient or too far away, many bail bondsmen will meet you somewhere instead. Local cafes, parks, and a variety of other businesses can serve as great potential meeting points to help you settle the bond contract to get your loved one released without you having to ever go to the bondsman's office. In addition, much of the process can be completed over the phone and by email.

These are some of the things that you should know about securing a bail bond. Talk with a local bond agency, such as Abaasy Bail Bonds, for more support.