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5 Questions You Should Ask When Working With a Bail Agent to Post Bond

 Posted on January 28, 2022 in Bail Bonds

b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1144844258.jpgBeing arrested can be a scary experience for both a person and any family members or friends who are looking to help them get released. The person who is arrested will be held at a police station, jail, or holding facility, and when behind bars, they may feel powerless and uncertain about how they can get back to their normal lives. A person’s loved ones will often be looking to help them put together enough money to post bail, but navigating the systems followed by jails and courts in these cases can be confusing. Fortunately, a bail bondsman is here to help, and they can post bail on someone’s behalf and make sure the person will get released quickly. Here are some questions you will want to ask when working with a bail agent:

How Quickly Can a Person Be Released?

The amount of time before a person can get out of jail after being arrested can vary. In some cases, a person may need to wait until a bail hearing is held at which a judge will set the amount of bail. After bail is set, making payments and ensuring that all paperwork is in order can also take time, and this will often depend on how busy a jail is on a certain day and time. Fortunately, Doc’s Bail Bonds can help speed this process along as much as possible. With our knowledge of the jails in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and our experience working with personnel at these facilities, we can make sure payments are made quickly, and we can help meet all of the requirements for a person’s release.

How Much Will Need to Be Paid?

The amount of bail set by a judge will usually be based on the offense a person is charged with, and other factors may also be considered, such as the person’s criminal history and whether they may not show up for court dates as required in the future. Fortunately, a person who has been arrested or loved ones who are helping post bail will usually not have to pay the full amount of bail. When you work with Doc’s Bail Bonds, you will only be required to pay 10 percent of the total amount in most cases.

What Are the Payment Options?

The amount a person must pay to get released is often referred to as “cash bail.” However, Doc’s Bail Bonds provides a variety of other methods of payment. In addition to taking cash payments for a bail bond, we also take checks and credit cards, and we can set up affordable monthly payment plans without performing credit checks. We can also hold collateral temporarily until other payment arrangements can be made in the future.

Who Needs to Be Present When a Person Gets Out of Jail?

While family members or friends may make arrangements to post bail on someone’s behalf, they do not need to be there in person when the person is released. Doc’s Bail Bonds can assist you over the phone or via email, and you can post bail on a person’s behalf no matter where you are located. We can then travel to a jail or police station to post bail and ensure that someone is there to pick a person up after they are released.

What Happens After a Person Is Released? 

After posting bail and getting out of jail, a person will usually be able to go back to their normal life, although certain types of restrictions may apply, and they will need to appear for any future court hearings to address the criminal charges against them. Our bail agents can explain the requirements that a person will need to meet while they are out on bail, while also providing reminders about court dates.

Contact a McKinney Bail Bondsman

To learn how Doc’s Bail Bonds can assist with posting bail and ensuring that a person can get out of jail quickly, contact our Denton County bail agents at 214-747-4110.

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