When you find yourself behind bars in the city or county jail, your only thoughts might revolve around how you get yourself out as quickly as possible. The arraignment judge might have ordered you to pay a bail amount of thousands of dollars. You might have no way to pay it with the little bit of money you have in your bank account.
Instead, you need to rely on someone else to pay at least the bond to secure your release so you can go home. You might get the bond amount the fastest when you contact one of the local bail bonds services in the area where you have been arrested and jailed.
The accommodations in the jail cell where you are housed may be far from homelike. In fact, they might be outright inhospitable and more than you can tolerate for an hour more than necessary.
When you contact one of the bail bonds services that operate in the area, you may get a fast response, sometimes within hours. The bail bonds agent may be able to come to the jail facility, post your bond during hours when there is a jail clerk working, and get you released from jail so you can return home.
Further, the bail bonds service you reach out to may be able to post the bond for your release in whatever form the arraignment judge ordered. For example, if you are required to pay a cash bond, you may arrange for the bail bonds services to post that amount in cash. However, if you need a surety bond, you may be able to have the bail bonds services arrange for and post the required amount of surety to the court.
Finally, if you do not have the required amount of cash in your bank account or on a credit card, you may be able to secure your bail with collateral. The agent arranging for your bail bonds services may allow you to use the title to a car, a life insurance policy, or another asset to guarantee the bail amount so you can get out of jail even if you lack the full amount of cash in your bank account.
Local bail bond services can help you post your bond and get you out of jail faster. You avoid having to wait in jail for days or weeks before you see the judge and can arrange for the amount to get paid in full and in the form the arraignment judge orders.
For more info, contact a local bail bondsman.