Helping others post bail, or getting arrested yourself, is a time-consuming and dramatic experience that necessitates legal and financial manoeuvring as well as a great deal of patience. When someone is arrested, they frequently have concerns about bail bonds and how to get bailed out of prison. Five commonly asked questions about bail bonds and the bail bond mechanism are mentioned below. Here is the original site.
What would the cost of my bail be?
This is dependent on the condition in which you were arrested and the crime on which you were arrested. Bail is usually between 10% and 15% of the initial bond sum. So, if a person’s bond is $5,000, their bail would be $500. That is, if the bond has a ten percent interest rate. If the interest rate is 15%, the bond sum would be $750. Since these percentage rates are prescribed by state law, they may vary from one state to the next.
How long will I be incarcerated before being able to post bail?
The length of time you spend in county jail is determined by a number of factors. If you have a criminal record or are awaiting trial on pending charges, your prison term will almost always be increased. If you are convicted while awaiting trial on other offences, you will be held until the next court date and bail may be denied, but this varies from case to case.
Bail will be revoked for at least 8-9 hours if you are arrested on alcohol charges, depending on the state. To be processed, a person must be sober, so if 8 or 9 hours isn’t enough, they can be kept for longer before being released on bail. To be bailed out, you must be processed, but you must be sober to be processed.
If you are arrested for battery or resisting arrest, a judge can refuse your request for bail and hold you in custody until your next court date. Court dates can be set in as little as one week, or as long as one month in some cases. It can take much longer depending on the volume of traffic passing through the prison.
Is it possible for me to ask someone in the jail for assistance?
Yes, indeed. Many people are misinformed if they believe they can only receive one phone call when incarcerated. You are allowed to make as many calls as you want while in prison, as long as you do not clog up the line. In addition, since a pay phone is the only phone available, inmates must make collect calls. It’s worth noting, however, that certain mobile phone companies refuse to allow collect calls. When arrested, it is recommended that you call a local number that accepts collect calls, such as a family or friend’s home phone line. A bail bond company will assist you if you do not have access to a home phone line and accepts collect calls from prison at any time.
If you’re trying to bail a friend or loved one out of jail, your cell phone provider may enable you to set up a separate account with a positive balance in order to receive multiple calls from the jail. This means that in order to receive further incoming collect calls from the prison, third-party companies or the mobile phone company can charge a $20 or $30 upfront fee. A bail bond company will also assist with collecting calls from prison in this case.
Who would be able to bail me out of jail?
If you are arrested, you can post bail with the help of a friend, family member, lawyer, or bail bond business. To bail someone out of jail, a person must be 18 years old or older and have valid photo identification, according to the rules. If they are concerned that the prisoner may flee and miss their court dates, they will refuse to post bail for them or co-sign a bail bond for them. When this happens, the co-signer is liable for attending all remaining court dates before the suspect can be brought in and turned in to the court. They will also be held accountable to the bail agency for the balance of their bond.