The first and most often used option is to make a call to home. Whether it’s your parents, husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend, calling home is the first recommended plan of action. Usually, family is the number one source of trust when it comes to legal issues. Family can be the support group you need to get yourself out of a bad situation. Because of their relation, it is easy for them to call a bail bondsman and facilitate a release from jail for you. All you have to do is sit and wait for the paperwork to go through.
When family isn’t available, or even an option, friends are the next best support group to call when arrested. Friends can sometimes relate to these similar troubles and can help without passing judgment. As long as they have the funds to pay the bail agency and are willing to co-sign for your release, they can facilitate your release from jail as well. If you fail to appear for your court dates and fail to complete your legal obligations, the bail agency can come after the co-signer for the remainder of the bond amount. This amount is usually in the thousands.
A Bail Bondsman
When all else fails, or when you don’t have anyone’s phone number when you need it most, call on your local bail agency to facilitate your release from jail. They are professionals in the industry and can help you gain your own release by filing the paperwork and collecting your funds themselves. A bail agency usually charges 10-15% of the original bond amount. If your bond amount is $2500, then the bail bondsman will charge you at least $250 to get bailed out of jail.