If you ever find yourself in jail, odds are you’ll be feeling scared, embarrassed, and upset. You’ll want to get out of there as soon as possible, but your bail amount may be set far too high for you or your loved ones. Luckily, bail bonds exist for this very reason. Here’s a brief overview of bail bonds and how they can help you.
What is bail?
Soon after you’ve been arrested, you’ll be taken to a bail hearing. Based on the severity of your crime, previous convictions, risk of flight, and other factors, court personnel will set your bail amount, the amount of money you need to pay the court in order to be released from jail. Of course, you are then obligated to show up to all subsequent court dates.
What if I can’t pay?
Bail amounts are routinely in the thousands of dollars—cash that most people simply don’t have readily available. Luckily, someone can can take out a bail bond on your behalf, post bail, and get you out of jail. Instead of having to pay the whole bail amount, your loved one will only pay 10% of the amount, while the bail bond agency pays the rest.
What if I skip my court dates?
Once you successfully post bail, it is absolutely imperative that you show up for your court dates. Not only to you risk the additional charge of “failure to appear in court,” but you’ll also have to pay the bail bond agency the whole amount of the bail.
If you or a loved one is being held in prison and you require the assistance of an experienced and trustworthy bail bond agent, call 24 Seven Bail Bonds at (732) 418-2245. At 24 Seven Bail Bonds, our clients come first. Every client is treated with courtesy and is guaranteed effective representation. Our expertise and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of New Jersey's 24 hour premier Bail Bond Companies. Contact us today!