How the Bail Process Works
Bail is intended to ensure that a defendant shows up for court. The Constitution guarantees you the right to bail and You Call Bail Bond Agency will help you best benefit from that right. The bail bond process can be scary and confusing, but our expert agent will make it as quick and simple as possible.
The Bail Bond Process
After your loved one has been arrested, they will be taken to the local jail for booking; this process takes about 1-4 hours to complete.
As soon as you have been notified of the arrest, you should call 844-YOU-WALK to get a free quote and start the process of getting them released as quickly as possible. We have our agents located in jails around the clock 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week — so we’re there anytime you need us.
Ideally, we would need the following information:
- Defendants Name
- Date of Birth
- County they were arrested In
- Jail number facility is being held in
- Date Arrested
If you do not have all of that information on hand, that’s OK. Call 1-844-YOU-WALK and we’ll get the process started to get your loved one released ASAP and get the extra details later. We can arrange to meet in person at your convenience.
Once the booking process is complete, the bail amount will be set, and the arrested person will have the option to stay in jail or post bond to get out.
We will post bond immediately, once the required forms are completed and your premium is paid, if you are unable to pay the premium in full, we can work with you to develop a payment plan.
After the bond has been posted, the defendant will be released within 4-12 hours, depending on the release process at the correctional facility.
Court dates will be scheduled, and it is the defendant’s responsibility to attend all required court dates to ensure bail is not forfeited
Note: Depending on the seriousness of the crime committed, it is possible to have your bail posted right after being booked. It may be necessary to wait —usually less than 48 hours—to go before a judge and learn about the eligibility to post bail and what the costs are. Some areas have set bail amount rates. In many cases, the judge is able to decide on the bail amount, depending on the severity of the crime.