How to Get Yourself or Someone Else Out of Jail

How to Get Yourself or Someone Else Out of Jail

Getting arrested or learning that a loved one has been taken into police custody can be a scary, confusing, and stressful experience. If you need to post bail, it is important to learn as much as you can about the bail process to ensure immediate release from jail.

The following are several tips that will make posting bail easier and quicker:

  • Use your phone call – Once you are processed, you must use the jail’s phone to either call a friend or family member, who will then reach out to a bail bond agency. Another option would be to call the bail bond agency directly.
  • Find a bondsman you trust – Whether you know a bails bond agency or you are helping a loved one or friend get out of jail, ensure you find an agency that has a good reputation, years of experience in the field, and knows how to get you or your loved one/friend out of jail.
  • Ask the bondsman questions – If you call the bail bond agency directly or you are calling on behalf of someone in jail, ask the bondsman if they can issue the bond you need since certain crimes can make a person ineligible for bail. In addition, ask about the price of the premium to understand how much you will be responsible for.
  • Make sure you have collateral – In order to post bond, the bondsman must obtain collateral in return—just in case you or your loved one/friend decides to miss any of their scheduled court hearings and flee. Common forms of collateral include houses, cars, jewelry, credit cards, and other high-value assets.
  • Learn your rights – If you are the co-signer for your loved one’s or friend’s bond, understand that you may be able to reclaim the premium you paid if the defendant is arrested again.
  • Wait – Whether you were arrested on a weekday or during the weekend, you must wait a short time before getting released. That is why it is imperative to begin the bail bond process immediately.

For more information about bail bonds in Columbus, OH, contact Andy Callif Bail Bonds today at (614) 945-4334 and request a free consultation.


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