Things to Consider When Bailing a Loved One Out of Jail
The phone rings in the middle of the night. It’s one of your favorite people. They tell you that they’ve been arrested and beg you to handle bail for them. Your knee-jerk reaction is saying says. Of course, you’ll do whatever they need. It isn’t until they’ve hung up and you’ve had a few moments to think about the situation that you realize you don’t know anything about bail, bail bonds, or how to go about bailing anyone out of jail.
What is Your Financial Situation?
The first thing you need to do is sit down and really think about your financial situation. Can you honestly afford to bail your loved one out of jail? As wonderful as it is that you’re willing to make the sacrifice, there’s no reason for you to go hungry because you spent six months of grocery money getting your loved one out of jail.
If you can’t afford to post the bail yourself, you and your loved one need to talk to a bail bonds expert.
While there are a few different reasons why you should consider a bail bonds agency, the most obvious one is economics. When you use your own money to bail out your loved one, you’re required to post the entire bail amount. You will get that money back, but it could take several months.
When you turn to a bail bonds agency for help, you’ll only be charged a 10% fee. That’s it. So instead of having to pay an entire $5,000 bail, you’ll only have to pay us $500. You won’t get that money back, but most people still think it’s a good deal and far more affordable than trying to figure out how to come up with $5,000 that they simply don’t have.
Payments are an Option
Even though $500 is considerably less than $5,000, we know that it’s still a lot of money. When you turn to Bail Bonds in Visalia you have the option of enrolling in a flexible payment plan. This is a great setup because instead of you actually paying the entire $500 you can serve as the co-signer, your loved one can actually be the person to commit to the payments. The only time you’ll have to worry about paying is if you’re loved one defaults on one of their payments.
You’re Not Under Any Obligation
The most important thing to understand is that you’re not under any obligation. If you’ve thought about the situation and realized that you simply aren’t comfortable helping your loved one out or if you simply don’t have the financial resources needed, it’s okay. Let your loved one know as soon as possible so they can find someone else and let them know that there are other ways you can offer your support.
If you or a loved one are in need of a bail bond, you can’t go wrong when you reach out to Bail Bonds in Visalia. In addition to being available 24/7, we also offer free consultations. Contact us today to learn more.