There is nothing worse than a ruined holiday, and nothing can ruin a holiday faster than an arrest. After all, ‘tis the season to be merry, not incarcerated. However, everyone is vulnerable to making mistakes and might even end up in jail for them. In fact, the number of arrests here in Indiana increase during holidays, especially national ones like Christmas. If your friend or loved one is currently in jail after being arrested on Christmas Eve or Christmas, you can quickly get them out with a few simple steps. They true key to a fast release from jail is hiring a local and trusted Indiana bail bondsman. In fact, that is your very first step.
Continue reading to learn how to get your friend or loved one out of jail in Central Indiana using a bail bond.
Most Bail Bond Services are 24/7/365
Regardless of what day your loved one was arrested on, you can start the process of a bail bond right away. Most bail bond companies operate on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, including national holidays. Here is what you need to do to get someone out of jail after they were arrested on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day:
🎄 Your First Step
Hire a local bail bond company that serves the county in which your friend or loved one was arrested in. Even if a bail bond company is not headquartered in the county of arrest, they likely still serve that area. Larger, more experienced bail bondsmen keep a broad service area in Central Indiana. See our blog, “Qualities to Look For When Choosing a Bail Bond Service” to learn how to hire a reputable bail bondsman near you.
🎄 Your Second Step
Prepare as much information as you can about your loved one and their arrest to give to your Indiana bail bondsman. Although this step is not entirely necessary since bail bondsmen tend to have the resources and technologies to locate this information themselves, to speed the process up a bit, you can have the information ready and organized before you make a call to a bail bondsman. See our blog, “Information to Have Ready for a Bail Bondsman” for a complete list of data and documents you should prepare to bring to the bail bond office.
🎄 Your Next Step
Go to your scheduled bail bond appointment on time. Once you arrive at the bail bond office, you will turn over all of the information you have prepared for them. At the same time, the bail bondsman will have you fill out a series of paperwork, including a contract that obligates you as a co-signer to certain legal and financial liabilities. See our blog, “The Responsibilities of a Bail Bond Contract” to fully understand the risk you take on when posting someone’s bail in Indiana.
🎄 Your Final Step
At your appointment, you will be required to provide payment for their services. The cost of a bail bond depends on how much bail was set at by the judge. The Indiana Department of Insurance regulates how much bail bond companies can charge for a bail bond, so no company can charge more or less than the state standard. Generally, this standard is set between 10% and 15%, but right now in Indiana, companies can go as low as 8% if they choose. So, if your loved one’s bail is set at $5,000 and the bail agent charges 10% for their service, you would pay $500 for a bail bond. This fee is not refunded.
How to Get a Quick Bail Bond in Indiana
Call Woods Bail Bonds at 317-876-9600 for safe and secure Indianapolis Indiana bail bonds you can trust, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Not only do we serve both adult and juvenile clients, we also offer prearranged bail bond services for those needing to surrender to an arrest warrant. In some cases, we can get you turned in and released in as little as one hour. And don’t forget that right now, we are offering 8% bail bonds! Request a free estimate or jail information, anytime.