A lot of people do not know anything about bail bonds apart from what is displayed on their screens. However, some of these movies do not get the details right. A bail can be posted for you when you have been arrested but have no intention of remaining in jail until the day of the court hearing. If you are paying cash bail, you will be told by the court the amount you should submit. Not everyone is in a position to pay a cash bail. In such a case, you can go for a bail bond company. The company assures the court that you will attend the hearing and if you fail to the company will bear the realities. The only money you will be handing over if a 10% of what the court has asked you to pay. You will be in a position to find such an amount easily compared to having to find a means to get all the money the court needs. You won’t have to resort to borrowing from family and friends for the amount. This also saves you money in that you won’t have to divert money that you had set aside for other purposes to use in such a scenario.
You will want to let your friends and family know about your arrest and more details once you have been arrested. The person who will pick up the phone will start grilling you for more information and you might not have all the details or the time to explain everything. However, if you contact a bail bond company, they will be able to communicate with your family and give proper information. It is easier for the family to deal with this as compared to having to keep calling or moving from one jail to the next while searching for you.
You do not have to wait until you have been arrested to contact the bail bond company. Talk to these officials early enough when you have realized that there is an active warrant. Once the service providers have basics of the warrant, they will go a step further in finding out the kind of charges you are facing, the jurisdiction as well as the likely amount you are likely to be asked for in bond. You can ask the service providers to meet you at the police station so that they can begin the paperwork early.