Like with any other service you can think of, not all bail bondsmen are created equal. The best have developed long-term relationships with everyone from courthouse staff to defense attorneys in the area, and can provide several services and areas of expertise to those who have been detained and are looking to secure their release.
At Beehive Bail Bonds, our 24/7 bail bond services are reputable and high-quality for a variety of clients in need. We provide cheap bail bonds for a wide range of needs throughout Utah, helping those who have been arrested and their loved ones deal with this stressful period. Our agents are all experienced and will walk you through the basic process of setting and posting bail, plus any other major areas you need to know about. In this two-part blog, we’ll detail not only some of the basic steps we assist you with, but some of the important questions you should ask our agents or any bail bondsman to ensure you’re getting the proper services and level of expertise during this important time.
If you or a loved one is arrested, most cases will also involve a bail number being set that will qualify you for release if it’s posted. Your first step here will generally be to call a friend or loved one, or possibly your attorney if you already have one retained. The primary goal here is providing enough money to post this bail number and get you out.
In many cases, though, the bail amount will be higher than you can afford. In this case, your first call should be to a reputable bail bondsman like ours, someone who can work tirelessly for you in exchange for a small fee to help post these funds and get you out.
Generally speaking, the amount a court sets for your bail will depend on the severity of the crime you’re charged with, your previous history, and your legal standing in the community. There’s a huge range of potential bail amounts that could be set, from the low four-figures all the way up to $10 million for certain extreme crimes. In some other cases, bail may not be offered for major flight risks or violent offenders.
If you are in a situation where you do not have the funds to meet bail on your own, finding a great bondsman is an important task. Check on certain basics, such as current and valid licensing for the state you’re in. Ask about the percentage fees charged, which may vary between specific bondsmen, and also be sure you’re well aware of any other expenses associated with this service.
For more on finding the right bail bondsman to walk you through the process, or to learn about any of our bail bond services, speak to the staff at Beehive Bail Bonds today.