How Bail Works

If you or a loved one has been arrested, it can be a very stressful and confusing time. You will want to get them out of jail as quickly as possible, but might not really understand how it works. In many cases, the people working at the jails are not nearly as helpful as they should be, which can cause significant delays in getting anything done. The first step of getting anyone out of jail is contacting a bail bondsmen to have the bail posted. Bail is set by the courts based on a number of factors including the crime they were arrested for, their criminal history, their flight risk, and more. In most cases, the bail will be set at an amount that is higher than the average person can afford to pay. In order to pay the bail, one must secure a loan, which is where bail bondsmen come in.

Securing Your Bail

If bail has been set at 100,000, we can make the payment to the courts on your behalf. We make this payment and guarantee the courts that the person who was arrested will show back up for their next court date. If the person accused of a crime meets all their court dates until their sentencing (or innocent verdict) the courts return the bail money. We make our money by charging a small percentage of the total amount as our fee. Our fee is the lowest in the industry at just 7%. Even if you can’t come up with the 7%, however, don’t worry. We accept 0% down and no collateral in many cases. We’ll then create a payment plan that works with your budget. Our goal is to help ensure you are able to get yourself or your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible with as few problems as possible.

What If You Don’t show Up to Court

In the event that one of our clients doesn’t show up for court, it is called skipping bail. As soon as this happens, the courts will issue a warrant for their arrest. In addition, however, we send out ‘bounty hunters’ to bring the person in because until the person shows up in court, we can’t get the bail money we put up back. No matter how serious the situation, it is always in the best interest of the person who was arrested to show up for court. If you are thinking about skipping bail, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can talk with you about your potential options and help ensure you get the help you need. We really want to be your partner throughout this entire process.

Contact Us

Whether you or a loved one has already been arrested, or you’re thinking about surrendering to an existing warrant, please contact us right away. We can be reached at 213-277-5111, and are open 24/7 for your convenience. Our agency is a subsidiary of Drake Bail Bonds, which allows us to handle a wide range of bail needs including high dollar amount bails, and bails due in almost any court. No matter what you need, we are here for you so please contact us today.