Quick Bail Instructions
You've just learned a friend or loved one is being held.
Follow these steps to get him or her bailed out:
1. Get All The Information
- Be sure about which jail he or she is in.
- Is it a county, city, or federal facility?
- What is the booking number?
- What is the charge?
- Have the person's full legal name.
- Try to determine the date of birth, if possible.
Try to find out how much the Bail amount is. Bail Bond Agencies
are normally required by law to collect 10% of the Bail set
as a Premium. You will have to pay this amount or arrange financing
with us to assemble the funds. Cash, credit cards, and checks
are just some of the ways in which we help our clients assemble
the funds needed.
The Bail Bond Agency guarantees the full amount of the Bail
to the Court as guarantee that the person will appear.
You may be required to guarantee that appearance by providing
collateral for the entire bond amount. Therefore, try to
know what collateral property you could provide (e.g. House,
Car, Boat, or other property of value).
2. Call APEX BAIL BONDS at 1-800-315-2245.
The Bail Agent will ask you some basic questions relating
to who, what, where, and why the person is in custody. The
Agent will also ask you questions about the personal history
of the person being held such as where they work, previous
arrests, time in current residence.
3. Stay Home, Stay Calm, and Be Ready For Phone Calls
Go to your home or other place where you can stay for a while
and receive telephone calls. We will probably need to contact
you several times. Be sure you know the telephone number where
you are staying. Try to have access to a fax machine or the
number to one you can access (e.g. the local Kinko's fax number,
a friend who has a fax, etc.)
There is normally no need for you to go to the jail. In most
jurisdictions, only a licensed Bail Bond Agent can post bail.
Also, persons who have just been arrested and are being processed
are usually not eligible to see visitors for several hours.
Try to remain Calm, we are working on your situation as fast
as the law allows. Apex Bail Bonds will next call the facility
where the person is being held and determine exact bail information
and develop a plan to get the person released. A Bail Agent
will call you as soon as this determination is made to discuss
the plan and make Bail arrangements with you. Remember, many
jurisdictions (especially those in major metropolitan areas)
are very slow in processing and often have their telephone
lines overloaded with calls...
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