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Awoken by a Friend? What to Know About Bail

Finance & Money Blog

If you have been awoken by a collect call from jail, you may wonder what you can do to help your friend get out of jail. Even though it's the middle of the night, you are worried about what might be happening to your friend. To find out what you can do at this time of the night, read on.

Bail and Bail Bonds

The only way to get released from jail is through bail unless your friend is released on their own recognizance. Bail is the price the court charges for your friend's freedom. However, you don't have to pay the court. You can pay a bail bonding agent a fraction of the bail cost and get your friend out of jail that way. However, if your friend was arrested at night, you may want to help them now.

Bail Bonding Agencies Are Convenient

A bail bond is not only a lot less expensive than the full bail, but also it may be possible to contact a bail bonding agency any time of the day or night, every day of the week. Most bail bonding agencies offer one or more of these services:

  • You can speak to someone at the agency any time of the day or night.
  • You can leave a message and someone from the agency will get back to you quickly.
  • You can leave a message at the agency, and you will be contacted first thing in the morning.

Jails Can be Slow

In most cases, you won't be able to get your friend out of jail until the next day no matter what you do. It's not that the bail agency doesn't want to help you, but they cannot provide services until bail has been set by the judge.

How Bail Is Set

Since the cost of the bail bond is based on the price of the bail charged by the court, your friend must know how much the bail is before you can act. After an arrest, your friend will either come before a judge in the next several hours or be told of their bail using a bail schedule posted at the jail. Either way, it can take a few hours to gain the release of someone being held because jails are busy places and the workers there are in no hurry to get a prisoner released even if the bail has been paid.

As soon as the bail agency opens, appear with the accepted form of payment and arrange for your friend to be bailed out using a bail bond. To find out more, speak to a bail bond agency.


7 June 2022