How The Process Of Bailing Your Loved One Out Of Jail Works

When someone you care about is arrested, you may get that scary phone call with a recording telling you the call is coming from a jail. Then, you will hear your loved one telling you they've been arrested and asking you to bail them out of jail. Bailing them out of jail is often the best thing for you to do because it can get them out of a rough environment, get them out before they end up losing their job or missing too much school, and get them out of an environment that an exasperate any anxiety or PTSD issues they may suffer from. You will likely feel confused and stressed when you go to bail them out because you don't know what to do. However, a bail bond company will help you through every step, so you want to go straight to them. Here is more information on bailing someone out: 

Go to the bail bondsperson with a few pieces of information

You will need to give them your loved one's full name and birthdate. You can also help to speed along the process if you have other information, such as the jurisdiction that arrested them and/or the information for the jail they are at, as well as the charges they have been accused of. Another helpful piece of information to give them is your loved ones booking number, if they provided you with this. 

You will also need to fill out paperwork. The paperwork is going to ask you questions that include information about yourself, such as your name, address, phone number, etc. It will also ask you for information about the person you are bailing out of jail. It is simple paperwork you shouldn't have any problem filling out, and it won't take more than a few minutes to complete. You will also need to sign paperwork about the bail services they are providing you with. You will be signing paperwork agreeing to the terms, and signing off on collateral, etc. 

Get your loved one physically bailed out of jail

Once everything has been completed then the bail bondsman will post the bail for your loved one and secure their release for you. You will be able to pick your loved one up at the jail where the bail will be paid. The process of posting bail and the process of getting your loved one released can take anywhere from a short period of time to a few hours, depending on the jail they are in and how crowded it is.