If someone you’re close to gets picked up for a crime in the middle of the night, you may end up wanting to get them out of jail as soon as possible. Depending upon where they were arrested, staying in jail may be a very bad idea. There is a process involved in this that you can speed along by contacting a bail bondsman right away. Most of them make this easy to do.
Call the Office
Because of the nature of their work, a bail bondsman will generally be available around the clock. The first thing you should do is call their office, no matter what time of day or night it is. If they have an answering service, you’ll simply have your call picked up by them and then that will be forwarded to the bail bondsman. If they do not, you’ll generally be given a number that you can call after hours so that you can get a hold of someone.
If a bail bondsman is not available at all hours of the day or night, you may want to look elsewhere to get bail.
The Internet is a 24-hour place and many bail bond companies have taken advantage of this. Most of them will have contact information on their websites, allowing you to figure out how to get in contact with somebody who can help you out no matter what time of the day or night the person you’re trying to get bailed out got arrested.
Some bail bond companies even allow you to file the paperwork and handle the payment over the Internet. This may allow you to avoid having to go down to the jail house in the middle of the night to sign a bunch of paperwork and to meet with the bail bondsman.
There may be a little bit of back and forth involved with getting someone bailed out of jail. For instance, you may not have all of the information you need to give the bail bondsman when you initially contact them. The bail bondsman will generally let you know how long you should expect to wait and what you should have when you call so that they can process the bail and get the person out of jail as quickly as possible. Remember that the bail bond company is there to help you, so if you have questions, contact them so that you avoid any mishaps or delays.