Getting booked into jail is a life changing experience. This is why you need a bail bonds service you can trust. You need the most reliable and most professional bail bonds service in Alabama. You need Rush Bail Bonds to get you out of jail as quickly as possible. We’re on your side when no one else is.
What happens after I’m arrested?
After you are handcuffed, you will be put in the backseat of a patrol car and driven to jail. Once you’re inside the jail you will be booked. This creates an official record of your arrest. An officer will ask for your full legal name and record the crime you’ve been accused of. Then you will have your picture taken with an inmate number, this is your mug shot. You will then have to hand over your personal belongings and change into an inmate jumpsuit. An officer will also take your fingerprints. You will also have a health evaluation before being put in a cell. In all the booking process can take a few hours. You can not post bail until you’ve completed the booking process and you’ve made a first court appearance before a judge. Depending on the alleged crime and criminal history, it’s possible however you could be released soon after booking. Every situation is unique and that’s why you need a professional bail bonds service to guide you through the legal system.
When can I get out of jail?
In a typical situation, our bail services promise to have you out with in the first 24 hours of being booked into jail. By law, an inmate must make a first court appearance within 24 hours of being booked into jail. This hearing is also called an arraignment. During this time, you will be read your charges, a judge will outline your right to an attorney and your right to a jury trial. You have a right to representation, even if you can’t afford it. If you are unable to hire an attorney, the judge will assign a public defender to your case. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you will have the opportunity to enter a plea at your first appearance.. Assuming you plead not guilty, a judge will then set your bail amount based on the charge(s) and your criminal history, if any.
A judge set my bail at $10,000. I don’t have that kind of money. How can you help? By working with a bail bonding service, you don’t have to pay the full amount up front. Here’s how it works: When sign a contract with Rush Bail Bonds, you only have to pay 10%-15% of the total bail. So, if bail is set at $10,000, you pay between $1,000-1,500. We then set the wheels in motion to get you or a loved one out of jail. The fee is only part of the contract though. Often we require you or a co-signer sign over collateral to insure you can pay the total bail amount should you not follow through on the terms of your release. Collateral comes in many shapes and sizes. Our bail bonds service agents accept property, cars, jewelry and even bank account as collateral. Basically anything of value will be considered as collateral.
Why do you need collateral to get out of jail?
Good question. When you are released from jail, you are required by law to attend court hearings and any other proceedings related to your case. If you fail to show up, a judge will often issue a warrant for your arrest. If this happens, then you are considered in violation of your bond and a bail bonds service is on the line for your total bail amount. Collateral is basically insurance on your bond . So, if you signed over your car as collateral, our bail bonds service would repossess the car and sell it to pay for the bond. We hope it doesn’t reach this point, so make good choices. It’s never a good idea to skip court hearings because it will cause a much bigger headache down the road. If you get re-arrested, you will face new charges and bail could be set much higher making it more difficult to get out of jail.
As a family owned bail bonds service company, we are dedicated to helping your family out in a time of crisis. In the hours following an arrest, it is crucial to make level headed, educated decisions. We can be the voice of reason during complicated times. Call us today at (205) 682-6001. We’re available 24/7, because we know there is never a convenient time to be in trouble.