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How To Come Up With The Money To Bail Someone Out Of Jail

by Andrew Martin

If you have a friend or family member that has just been taken to jail, you may have the desire to help bail them out. If so, then you are going to want to read through the following tips. This way, you will be able to learn how to get your friend out without too much trouble.

Ask For A Loan

Once your friend has gone before the judge to determine the cost of their bail, you will be able to see if you have enough cash to bail them out. If the requested bail amount is more than what you have on hand or in your savings account, you could go to your bank to see about obtaining a loan. However, depending on your bank policies or your credit, you might not be able to get a loan for what you need. 

Visit A Bail Bondsman

Some people will just skip to this option because there is a lot less of a chance that they will be denied the assistance. However, you may still be required to have a certain percentage of the bail amount on your own, even if it is only ten percent. If you are able to come up with that, the bail bondsman will be able to cover the rest of the money. You will have to sign a lot of paperwork, just like if you got a loan from the bank. The difference is that when you get help from a bail bondsman, you are going to be held accountable for the money owed if the person you bail out skips out on court. It is important to make sure that you are thoroughly reading through all paperwork before you sign it. If you are confused about anything, feel free to ask the bail bondsman about it. He or she will be happy to make sure that you have a clear understanding of the requirements.

As you can see, there are some good and easy ways to come up with the money to bail your friend or family member out of jail. All you have to do now is to make sure that you are getting started with the collection of the money. The sooner you are able to come up with it, the sooner you will be able to start the paperwork for the bail process and make the payment. Remember that the jail may only complete bails during certain hours of the day so you may want to call ahead of time before you go over there. Contact a bond service, like Alpha Omega Bail Bonds, for more help.