Contrary to popular belief, you do not need a significant amount of money to bail a loved one or friend out of jail. In fact, you might not need any money at all to bail someone out of jail. Just Bail Bonds is here to help during this difficult chapter of your life. If you are short on money or have no money at all, we will do everything in our power to help you bail out your family member or friend.
Why It Makes Sense to Work With a Bondsman
There is a common misconception that a bondsman requires the payment of a fee up front. However, this is not always the case. Bondsmen are flexible to the point that they will accept money as time progresses to help get your loved one out of jail today. As an example, a payment plan sets the stage for you to get someone out of jail without providing collateral. Furthermore, the bond fee paid is typically quite a bit lower than most people expect. Bond fees are usually around 10% of the bail amount. However, if you cannot qualify for a payment plan that helps you get your friend or family member out of jail today, opt for a cosigner. A cosigner who has good credit will help you qualify for such a payment plan.
Appealing the Bail Might Work
It is possible to appeal the bail amount. As an example, a request to appear in front of the judge once again sets the stage for bail to be appealed. Bail can even be reduced in the event that the individual in question committed a crime considered to be nonviolent. However, if the judge considers the charged party to be a flight risk, bail might not be decreased.
Consider Creative Solutions to Get Cash Fast
Though pawning or selling your valuables might not seem like the optimal solution to this problem, it is certainly an option. If you are short on cash or have no cash at all, consider selling/pawning a valuable item or asking a loved one or friend for cash. However, pawning items, selling items, or begging a family member for money might not sit well with you. If you don’t like the idea of resorting to asking for cash, our team is here to help with 24/7 bail bond support.
An Own Recognizance Bond Might Be an Option
Own recognizance bonds, typically referred to with the acronym “OR,” are a no-cost form of bail. This type of bond might not be an option for everyone as obtaining it hinges on the charged party’s prior criminal record (or lack thereof). Even the judge’s interpretation of the defendant’s potential to be a flight risk and the severity of the supposed crime also play a role in whether an OR bond will be issued.
If the OR bond is approved by the judge, he or she will agree to release the individual from incarceration through a written and signed agreement. This agreement is the bond. The agreement states that the defendant is to arrive at the court on a specific date and time so the case can be closed. There is also the possibility of the judge imposing additional conditions on the release of the defendant. The defendant obtains his or her release without providing any type of property as collateral or cash for bail. However, if the charged party fails to comply with the OR bail terms as established by the judge, he or she will be taken right back into custody.
Just Bail Bonds to the Rescue
Our bail bonds specialists take pride in helping get people out of jail even if they can’t cover the cost of bail. What matters most is that your loved one or friend is released from jail so he or she can return to life as usual. As is often said, where there’s a will, there’s a way.Just Bail Bonds is here to help you find that way and secure the release of your family member. Be proactive — give us a call to find out more about how we can get that special someone in your life out of jail with no money, and you will find we provide flexible solutions that ultimately prove mutually beneficial to all parties involved. Reach out to us today at (817) 303-3400 for assistance.