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The 3 Ways to Get a Bail Bond—Without Cash

 Posted on April 10, 2019 in Bail Bonds

While it's indeed more affordable to live in Texas, there is one thing the state slaps a high price tag on—crime. Committing a crime in Dallas county can accrue thousands of dollars in fines and fees, regardless of severity. Of course, one could theoretically save money by staying in jail—although that involves months, even years at the Dallas County Jail (or another detention facility). In fact, according to a national survey, around 70% of people detained in United States jails are only there because they can't afford bail. Ignore the fact that this theoretically means only 30% of current inmates are actually violent, hardened criminals—70% can't afford bail.

What's even more upsetting is of that 70%, how many do you think know they can get a bail bond without paying for it in full? Although most facilities set their bail at 10% of the total bond, it's still a lot of money to have to pay. Take this into consideration: the highest possible bond for a misdemeanor is typically set at $2,000. So, someone arrested for a minor crime has to pay upwards of $200 just to get out. This doesn't include any additional fines and fees, such as court costs and state taxes.

Many Ways to Get a Bail Bond

When you take this into account, it makes sense why so many remain in jail despite committing a small crime. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Many are unaware of the vast array of options available to them when it comes to bail bonds. Despite bail bond amounts usually being large, many bail bond companies offer alternative methods of payment. Of course, this isn't true for all bail bond companies; a lot of times, bail bondsmen only seek profit and thus refuse to offer any amenities or alternative methods of payment. This results in hopelessness, more stress, and jail time.

However, there exist good bail bond companies—led by real people with real concerns. This is a crucial thing to remember if you're trying to get someone out of jail. When someone is charged and arrested for a crime, they usually have a limited number of people they trust enough to call. Of those people, not a lot will realize that when it comes to bail bonds, there are other options. Essentially, people arrested for a crime don't have to stay in jail at all (of course, depending on the crime). While most will think you have to pay in full upfront for a bail bond, that simply isn't the case. While there are many alternative methods to getting out of jail early, here are the three major ones to remember:

  • Use a payment plan
  • Have a cosigner
  • Borrow a friend

See: What Will Be the True Cost of Bail?

Payment Plans Exist

It's unfortunate that most think you need an entire bail bond amount upfront; a lot of times, people looking for bail bonds don't think to search for affordable deals and payment plans. In the heat of the moment, they usually go with the first bail bond company they see, or have heard of. This is a major, common mistake and is what feeds into that feeling of hopelessness. A lot of bail bond companies don't care about your unique situation or what you're going through—they only see your pockets. In the heat of the moment, one isn't exactly calm and collected enough to take their time choosing the best company for them and their budget.

Thankfully, there are great companies in Dallas—such as Doc's Bail Bonds—that offer amenities and alternative methods of payment such as financing payment plans. Additionally, they make sure their services are affordable, accessible, and fast. Ethical bail bond companies like Doc's is the perfect choice for those on a budget, who need a bail bond immediately—they also happen to be the fastest-acting company in Dallas, Denton, and Collin County. If you don't have the entirety of the bail bond amount at all, they make sure you have other options. Additionally, they care about each family's situation, and work diligently to find an option that works best for you.

Use a Cosigner

If you were worried about being approved for a payment plan, you don't need to worry. Unlike many bail bond companies, you can bring in a cosigner to ensure your payment plan is approved at Doc's Bail Bonds. Every single day that goes by in a detention facility is detrimental to the life of an inmate. Not only are their personal lives deeply affected, but their work life and employment status take a blow every hour. While many bail bond companies simply don't care about these aspects of an individual's life, ethical companies like Doc's Bail Bonds does. This is why they do everything in their power to make sure you return to your life as soon as possible—and if that includes needing a cosigner to be approved, so be it.

These affordable services are available in Dallas, Denton, and Collin County. While there are a number of jails and detention facilities throughout these counties, Doc's Bail Bond serves each one—with record timing. When searching for a bail bond company, it's extremely important to find one that is not only affordable, but fast. Even if you aren't immediately sure, their professional agents are available 24/7 to give you knowledge, advice, and a plan.

See: 3 Reasons Time-Sensitive Bail Bonds Matter

Find a Friend

It's extremely important to remember that nothing helps a person in jail more than a good friend. When friends or family call or visit an inmate (while working to get them out) means a lot to anyone, and offers priceless emotional support. Having the right support group—and knowing who to call—matters when getting your friend out of jail.

If for some reason you cannot afford to bring in a cosigner or finance a payment plan, find a friend. Find that one person closest to the inmate, let them know what the situation entails, and make sure you communicate the importance of bailing their friend out of jail. Find someone you know will use their name on a payment plan, who will get the paperwork rolling. If you need additional advice, please don't hesitate to call Doc's Bail Bonds' Dallas office. They'll tell you exactly how to use your strengths, and how to avoid weaknesses. Doc's understands that navigating the legal system—much less when a loved one is detained—can be overwhelming. That's why they provide free consultations, advice, and knowledge.

Don't Wait Too Long

If you can't think of a friend or person to assist in starting the paperwork, don't worry. Doc's Bail Bonds makes sure to use everything in their arsenal to find an affordable, doable alternative for any person. If you aren't sure what to do, just call their office for advice. Additionally, you can stop by their office anytime to speak with an expert face-to-face. They'll work to ensure you have a clear picture of where you stand, what you need to do, and how to get the resources to do it. Doc's Bail Bonds uses their expertise to help you navigate the court system—and all that you should do afterwards.

When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, the sooner the better. The longer an individual stays in jail, the harder it is to recover. Their jobs are at risk, their cars may be impounded, their personal lives forcibly hold—all a disastrous combination. Doc's Bail Bonds' agents work to improve the lives of their clients, and work faster than any other company in Dallas. As soon as they get the green light, they begin working to pick up any inmate. With their payment plans, cosigner options, and detailed planning advice, Doc's is the best—and fastest—choice for affordable bail bond options.

Is a loved one in jail right now? Call or visit our office—we'll help you get started today.

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