Quick Bail Instructions
You’ve just learned a friend or loved one is being held. Follow these
steps to get him or her bailed out:
1. Get All The Information
sure about which jail he or she is in.
it a county, city, or federal facility?
is the booking number?
is the charge?
the person’s full legal name.
to determine the date of birth, if possible.
Try to find out how much the Bail amount is. Bail Bond Agencies are
normally required by law to collect 10% of the Bail set as a Premium. You
will have to pay this amount or arrange financing with us to assemble the
funds. Cash, credit cards, and checks are just some of the ways in which
we help our clients assemble the funds needed.
The Bail Bond Agency guarantees the full amount of the Bail to the
Court as guarantee that the person will appear. You may be required to
guarantee that appearance by providing collateral for the entire bond
amount. Therefore, try to know what collateral property you could provide
(e.g. House, Car, Boat, or other property of value).
2. Call ebail, Inc. at 1-800-690-9898.
The Bail Agent will ask you some basic questions relating to who,
what, where, and why the person is in custody. The Agent will also ask
you questions about the personal history of the person being held such as
where they work, previous arrests, time in current residence.
3. Stay Home, Stay Calm, and Be Ready For Phone Calls
Go to your home or other place where you can stay for a while and
receive telephone calls. We will probably need to contact you several
times. Be sure you know the telephone number where you are staying. Try
to have access to a fax machine or the number to one you can access (e.g.
the local Kinko’s fax number, a friend who has a fax, etc.)
There is normally no need for you to go to the jail. In most
jurisdictions, only a licensed Bail Bond Agent can post bail. Also,
persons who have just been arrested and are being processed are usually
not eligible to see visitors for several hours.
Try to remain Calm, we are working on your situation as fast as the
law allows. ebail, Inc. will next call the
facility where the person is being held and determine exact bail
information and develop a plan to get the person released. A Bail Agent
will call you as soon as this determination is made to discuss the plan
and make Bail arrangements with you. Remember, many jurisdictions
(especially those in major metropolitan areas) are very slow in
processing and often have their telephone lines overloaded with calls…
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