However, once the booking process is done, a person can post their bond and obtain a release from jail if a bond was set for them.
At this point, a person can be bailed out of jail by paying the entire bond amount in cash, which will be refunded to them so long as they appear for all court hearings. But this is “road-less-traveled” since many people do not have thousands of dollars of cash on hand to temporarily surrender. So instead, many people choose to bail themselves out of jail with the help of a bail bondsman. This way, they only have to pay a small percentage of their total bond amount for a release
Bail Bond Co-Signing and Credit
Poor or fair credit may or may not affect your ability to co-sign for a bail bond. It depends on the discretion of the bail bond agency. Generally, credit doesn’t play a major part in obtaining a bail bond. However, if a person has very poor or no credit, it could pose an issue for the bail bondsman. To legally co-sign for a bail bond, a person must be a U.S citizen, at least 18 years old, and have stable employment; and they must be able to provide proof of all these. If a person meet all of the above requires, plus has the money or property to pay for the bail bond, bad credit may not be a problem.