Why Bail Bond Agents are Valuable Even if You Have Bail Money

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Why Bail Bond Agents are Valuable Even if You Have Bail Money

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At Beehive Bail Bonds, we’re proud to assist many who have been arrested or incarcerated (or their family or friends) in procuring bail funds for release. We’ve helped numerous individuals cover bail amounts they could not have paid on their own, with a combination of great bail bond agents and strong relationships with local incarceration facilities.

In some cases, particularly if you’ve been incarcerated on a minor crime, you may actually have the funds to pay your bail on your own – but there are several reasons why we still strongly recommend hiring a bail bondsman to assist with this process. Here are several reasons why this is generally still your best move:

Quicker Release Times

For starters, even if you have the funds for your own bail, enlisting the help of a bail bondsman will often get you released faster. Our agents regularly are able to get our clients freed from jail within 24 hours or even less, allowing you to immediately begin preparing a defense and recouping and funds you paid.

Security Agreements and Expertise

In addition, quality bail bond companies like ours generally have security arrangements in place with the local courts and many of the local jails. These are part of the reason why we’re often able to secure your release so quickly, but they hold other benefits as well.

On top of this, bail bond agents are highly experienced with all the various ins and outs of incarceration and release. They know all about the rights you hold and the limitations placed on your incarceration, and can often limit negotiation times for you.

Financial Leverage

Perhaps most valuable, bail bondsmen also help pay for your bail itself. The most common situation here is a “blanket bond” paid to the court, then 10 to 15 percent of your actual bail paid by you depending on the charge. Rather than being out a much larger sum until you appear for your subsequent court date, let a bail agent take on that burden for you.

Wrongful Arrests

In rare cases where someone is arrested for a crime they did not commit, bail bondsmen can be helpful as well. While they are not lawyers, they can offer advice and point you in the right direction of the best possible attorney for your case (and your budget).

Avoiding Embarrassment

Finally, many people are only able to put together bail money after asking friends and family for help – and this can be extremely embarrassing and stressful for multiple people. You can often avoid this need by utilizing a bail bond agent, however, sparing you and those close to you from this strain.

For more on why it pays to use a bail bond agent even if you have the money for bail, or to learn about any of our bail bond services, speak to the staff at Beehive Bail Bonds today.