Details to Have Available When You Call a Bail Bond Agent

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Details to Have Available When You Call a Bail Bond Agent

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If you’re calling a bail bond agent at any time, chances are you’re interested in securing jail release for a friend, loved one or in some rare cases yourself. When doing so, there are a few details that may be required to move forward — and knowing that you’re prepared in these areas ahead of time can help the entire process stay expedient.

At Beehive Bail Bonds, our 24/7 bail bond services are constantly available to anyone in need, no matter your relationship to the person incarcerated. When you give us a call for any need, there are a few simple areas of detail and information that we strongly recommend you have available, as this will help speed up the process and make it as straightforward as possible for everyone. Here are some basics on what you should have at the ready.

Relationship to the Defendant

One of the simplest bits of information you’ll generally be asked is what your relationship is to the person in jail. In many cases, our bail bond agents will be talking to a friend or loved one of the incarcerated individual. However, we have also worked with employers, lawyers and others who may need to help secure someone’s release on bail.

In cases where the person calling is a close family member, the process is usually pretty simple and straightforward. If you’re not related to the person, we’ll still work with you — but may require a bit more information before moving forward. For instance, an employer may need to provide additional documentation to demonstrate their financial responsibility in the case.

The Bail Amount and Jail Location

If you know how much bail has been set at, that’s great — but if not, our team can certainly find out for you. In addition to the bail amount, we’ll also need to know where the person is currently being held in jail. These two areas of information are critical, as they help us determine what type of bail bond to write and how we’ll go about getting the person released.

You might be surprised at how often we get calls where the person on the other line does not know one or both of these key bits of information. If that happens, don’t worry — we can still help. We’ll just need to take a few extra steps to track down the bail amount and/or jail location so that we can get the process started for you.

Date of the Arrest

Also important in many cases, and for a few different reasons, is the date of the arrest. In some instances, this may not be entirely relevant. However, if the person has been sitting in jail for a week or longer, it may impact the type of bail that is available and/or required.

Additionally, the length of time someone has been jailed can also start to play into their mental state and well-being. The sooner we can get them out, the better. So, if you know the date of the arrest, be sure to mention it when you call.

Your Contact Information

Our team will need some basic contact information from you so that we can follow up and provide updates on the bail bond process. This should include your name, phone number and a good time to reach you. In some cases, we may also need your email address.

If you have any questions or concerns about what information will be required when you call a bail bond agent, we encourage you to contact our team at any time for more details. We’re always happy to help however we can.

Nature of the Charges

Naturally, the charges that have been filed will also play a role in the bail bond process. In some cases, certain crimes may not be eligible for bail at all. Additionally, the severity of the charges can start to impact the amount of bail that is set — and, as a result, what type of collateral may be required to secure the bond.

Generally speaking, our team will need to know the nature of the charges against the person in jail so that we can provide an accurate quote and help you determine what steps to take next.

How Bond Fee Will Be Paid

Another important area to have thought about ahead of time is how you’ll pay the bond fee. In most cases, this will be due upfront and is generally non-refundable — regardless of the outcome of the case.

At Aladdin Bail Bonds, we understand that coming up with several thousand dollars (or more) on short notice can be difficult. As a result, we offer a few different financing options to help make the bond more affordable.

If you’re unsure about how you’ll come up with the money for the bond fee, we encourage you to ask about our financing options when you call. We’ll be happy to discuss the details and help you find a solution that works for your unique situation.

Be Prepared for Questions

Finally, just as a general heads up, our team will likely have a few questions for you when you call. These are designed to help us better understand the situation so that we can provide the best possible bail bond solution.

Some of the questions you can expect us to ask may include things like the full name of the person in jail, their date of birth, what county they were arrested in and whether or not you have any questions about the bail bond process.

Don’t worry if you’re not sure about some of the answers to these questions. We’ll still be able to help you out. We may just need to do a little extra digging to track down the information we need.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our bail bond services, speak to the team at Beehive Bail Bonds today.