Tips for Speeding Up the Bail and Jail Release Process

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Tips for Speeding Up the Bail and Jail Release Process

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For those who have been arrested and are being held in custody, there’s a pretty universal desire to get out and return home as quickly as possible. No one likes being in jail, and getting out not only means freedom, but also time to coordinate your defense in advance of your trial.

At Beehive Bail Bonds, we’re here to assist with this process through quality, 24/7 bail bond services. Instead of you needing to scramble to come up with bail money and put yourself in a compromising position, we’ll help you move quickly by walking you or a loved one outside the jail through the bail bond process. For those looking to be released as quickly as possible, here are some general tips – and limitations – to be aware of.

Judge Appearance

For starters, no matter who you are or how quickly you’re hoping to get out of jail, know that you must first have your bail set by a judge you’ve appeared before. The judge will factor in everything from the details in your current case to any prior criminal history you have, then set a bail amount based on these elements and their own discretion.

Sadly, there is no getting around this step in the process. However, there are some things you can do in the meantime, or directly after, that may speed things up.

Bail Bondsman Contact

The first of these themes is contacting one of our trustworthy bail bond agents as soon as you’re able to. If you are unable to do this from in jail, contact a friend or loved one outside and ask them to assist you.

Our bail bondsmen have significant expertise in this field, and we’ll help you get your process started. If there are any ways to move things along more quickly, we’ll advise you of them.

Information and Bail Schedule

From here, it’s vital to work toward collecting every bit of information you can. Get precise information on the charges and any details in the charging documents, plus determine your inmate number and all other basics.

In addition, find out about what’s known as the bail schedule. This refers to the way certain common offenses come with a single set bail amount that does not vary – in these cases, you will already know the amount you have to pay and you and your bondsman can get to work

Contacting a Lawyer

Finally, there are many cases where contacting a lawyer can be beneficial. Our agents are also happy to refer you to one of our many local attorney connections, particularly if you feel you’re being treated unfairly or your bail was set at a ridiculous amount for your case. There may be situations where an attorney can expedite the process, or at the very least help negotiate a reduction in bail.

For more on moving as quickly as possible during the bail and bond process, or to learn about any of our bail bond services, speak to the staff at Beehive Bail Bonds today.