HOW DO BAIL BONDS WORK?
Your loved one has been arrested! Your boyfriend, girlfriend, aunt, uncle, mother, father, son daughter, second cousin twice-removed, it doesn’t matter who, but they’re in custody, and you need to get them out. Maybe they’re the one that puts food on the table. Maybe their brother’s wedding is this weekend and they need to get out for it. At the end of the day, you don’t really need a reason to get someone out of jail; you just need to get it done.
Well, there’s good news: either their bond amount has already been set based on the schedule of what they’re being investigated for, or, right when they see a judge, a judge is going to set a bond amount. You can go to the sheriff’s office, or whatever law enforcement arrested them, and they’re going to have a bonding office. You go to that bonding office. Bonding offices typically accept cash, check, or credit card. You go, you pay that amount, and they get released on bond. As long as they don’t do anything stupid while the case is pending, like not come back to court, you get all of that money back at the end of the case. Now, what happens if you can’t afford the bond amount? Well, good news, there’s a part two to this video where I’m going to be talking about bondsmen. So stay tuned for that.
My name is Russell Hebets, with the law firm of Hebets and McCallin. As always, you can find us online at hebetsmccallin.com, you can find us on Twitter, @HebetsMcCallin, and follow our podcast, “Is This Legal?” Thanks as always, and have a great day.