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Bail Bond Process – How Does it Work?

When the time comes that you need to understand what bail is and how it works, you are more than likely feeling very overwhelmed and rushed for time. Take a deep breath and know that you don’t have to go through the process alone. There are bail bond services, such as Rush Bail Bonds in Alabama, who are experienced and knowledgeable in the field of bail bonds.  And we offer 24 Hour Bail Bonds service.   Instead of feeling lost in the process reach out and get support from professional, reliable agents who will help educate you and help you make fully-informed decisions.  If you find yourself needing a 24 hour Bail Bondsman, give us a call!

What is Bail?

After a person has been arrested they are next presented to a judge. At this time the judge will set their bail amount, or the amount of money that can be paid in order for the person to be released from jail until a future court date. Instead of providing the total bail amount at one time, you are able to connect with a bail bond agency in order to post a “bond” which typically comes with a fee of approximately 10% – 15% of the total bail.

What Are You Responsible For?

When a person signs on with a bail bond agency, they become the co-signer of the bond (or the indemnitor). When you post a bond this then acts like a contract, meaning the person and agency will make sure the defendant appears at all their court dates. By co-signing a bond you agree to not only take responsibility for the person’s whereabouts after being released, but you ensure this person is present at any future court dates. If they fail to appear at court then the agency, and ultimately the co-signer of the bond, is then responsible for the full bail amount. A warrant will also be issued for the defendant at this time.

Who Can Help With the Process?

As we said before, the need for a bail bond usually falls at one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. It can feel difficult, overwhelming, or insurmountable to try and tackle all on your own. However, remember that there are professional and educated agents available to help you through every step of the way. From the initial phone call, to full explanations of the bail process, to clear and respectful discussions about payment options, be sure and contact a bail bond agency to help you get through this difficult time.

24 Hour Bail Bonds…Really?

Yes we really are always open.   We call it “24/7 Bail” or 24 Bail for short.   We have experienced agents on call for you 24 hours a day and 7 day a week.  When something like this happens it does not always happen during normal business hours.  With Rush Bail Bonds we are always ready to assist you; at 2pm in the after noon or 3am in the morning!

If you find yourself needing assistance with the bail bond process, reach out to a local agency as soon as possible. If you are looking for help with the bail bond process in Birmingham, Huntsville or any other municipality in Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Madison, or Jefferson County be sure to reach out to Rush Bail Bonds at (205) 682-6001. We are available 24/7 to answer any and all of your questions.

24 Hour Bail Bondsman

Nothing good ever happens after midnight. We’ve all heard well intending parents proclaim this saying at one point growing up. The truth is, they were right. This is why at Rush Bail Bonds we never close. We have several 24 hour bail bondsman standing by and ready to take your call at a moment’s notice. There’s never a convenient time to be arrested, lucky for you we’re prepared for the worst night of your life.

Why Rush Bail Bonds?

It’s simple. We have the most experienced and professional 24 hour bail bondsman in the business. 24 hour bail bonds is our specialty.  Our staff is highly trained and know the legal system inside out. The judicial system can be confusing even for the most seasoned of attorney’s. With Rush Bail Bonds by your side, rest assured we are working diligently and swiftly to get you out within 24 hours after your arrest. As a family owned company, we have a deep passion for this community and helping people get back on their feet. When you thrive, the entire community thrives. This is why each and every one of our 24 hour bail bondsman makes every effort to get you out of jail as soon as possible. The sooner you’re released from behind bars, the quicker you can get back to your job and your family.

It’s 3 a.m. and I just got a call from the county jail. My daughter is in jail facing serious charges. Is it too early to call Rush Bail Bonds? Great question. It’s never easy when a loved one is in trouble. We’re here for you. Pick up the phone and call us. Bail bonds 24 hours bail bonds is our motto.  Our bondsmen are standing and ready to help your loved one get out of jail. This is more than a business for us, our life is committed to making your life easier. We always answer our phone, day or night, holidays and weekends.

What is bail and how do you pay for it?

Bail is the amount of money a court orders an inmate to pay before being released from jail. By law, an inmate must make his or her first court appearance within 24-hours of their arrest. At this hearing, a judge will look at the charges filed against an individual and their criminal history, if any. Often the county prosecutor will then make a recommendation to the judge as to what the bail should be set at. This is only a recommendation and the decision is solely up to the presiding judge. Once the judge sets bail, a 24 hour bail bondsman is there ready to get you out.

The judge set my son’s bail at $50,000. How are we going to come up with that much cash? We get it. It’s hard to plan for unexpected expenses, such as an arrest. By working with a 24-hour bail bondsman, you only need to come up with 10-15% of the bail amount. Rush Bail Bonds offers a variety of flexible payment options, including cash and credit card. We can work with you to lessen the financial burden of this difficult time. The last thing we want you to worry about right now is your finances.

What happens next?

After you pay the bail bondsman fee, we work with the courts to bond your loved one out. Once released, you are responsible to make sure your loved one follows through on the terms of their release. This mean they need to show up on time to court hearings and other legal proceeding. If the accused fails to follow through, you are on the hook for the total bail amount. This is why it’s so important to respect the legal system and the judicial process. After the case is closed, your contract with Rush Bail Bonds is terminated as well.

Getting a phone call from the jail at 3 a.m. is a nightmare. But, this is no dream. It’s very much real, with real devastating consequences. The hours an arrest can be chaotic and confusing. They don’t have to be with an experienced 24 bail bondsman by your side. If you’re still unsure about what to do, at the very least give us and talk to one of our 24-hour bail bondsman. Our staff is more than prepared to give you free information and the advice you need to make a well informed decision. Don’t go through this traumatic time alone. We can get you out of this nightmare, even if it’s after midnight.

Bail Bonds 24 hours

The average size of a jail cell is about 48 square feet, slightly larger than a king size bed. Now imagine spending every waking moment inside that cold and cramped space with someone you don’t even know. Sounds uncomfortable right? Trust us, it’s awful. This is why you need Rush Bail Bonds on your side. We own the most reliable bail bonds 24 hours a day operation in all of Alabama. With an experienced bail bondsman agent by your side, you can get out of that cell and back into the comfort of your own home as quickly as possible.

Bail Bonds 24 Hours?  Really?

24 Bail!  Yep. We never close. There’s never a good time to be handcuffed and booked into jail. In fact, getting arrested will most likely be the most traumatic event you will ever experience, especially if it’s the first time. This is why we make highly trained and licensed bail agents available 24/7, 365 days a year. If you’re arrested at 2 a.m. we will be up at 2 a.m as well, working on getting you released. We are bail bonds 24 hours a day company because your time matters.

I’ve been handcuffed and arrested.  What now?

At this point, you will be driven to a county jail and the booking process will begin. We work in Madison, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson and Shelby Counties. So, let us know specifically the jail you are being booked into. During the booking process, you will have your mug shot taken, you will receive an inmate number, a health evaluation and your fingerprints will be taken. Officers will also do a full body search and then give you a jail jumpsuit to change into. This is when you’ll be locked into a holding cell until you make a first court appearance.

What happens at my first court appearance?

This is where you will be officially charged with a crime and your bail will be set. During the first appearance, also known as an arraignment, you will also be read your right to a speedy trial and your right to an attorney. If you can’t afford an attorney, one will be appointed to your case. An appointed lawyer is also known a public defender. And most importantly , this is when a judge will set your bail. Bail is the dollar amount you must pay to get out of jail. It’s basically an insurance policy to guarantee you will appear at future court hearings.

How is bail determined?

A judge takes into account several factors when determining bail. Your criminal history, alleged crimes, risk to public safety, if you’re likely to skip town or court hearings are all considered in making a decision about bail. If you have strong ties to the community and if you’re employed can help lower bail in some cases.

My bail is $100,000? How do I pay this? Once you’re bail is set you have several options to pay the bill. If you have the cash on hand, you can pay the total amount out of pocket. However, you may not receive your money back until the end of your case, which could take months even years. Even when the case is over, there is no guarantee your bail will be refunded. To ease the financial burden, you can work with a licensed and experienced bail bonds agent. By working with a 24 hour bail bondsman, you only need to come up with 10%-15% of the bail amount. Rush Bail Bonds offers a variety of flexible payment options, including cash and credit card. Bail bonds 24 hours 7 days a week is what we do.  We can work with you to lessen the financial burden of this difficult time. The last thing we want you to worry about right now is your finances. We often require our clients to post collateral as well. Collateral will only be collected if you fail to show up to court hearings as required under the terms of your release. We accept property, jewelry, cars and even bank accounts as collateral. The best way to avoid a collection of collateral is to show up to court for hearings and your trial.

There’s never a good time to be arrested. This is why we never close. When we started this bail bonds 24 hours a day company more than 15- years ago we set out to make a difference in our community. It’s hard to be a productive member of society when you’re locked up behind bars. We know the sooner you get out of jail, the sooner you can eat dinner with your family, take your children to school and get back to earning a paycheck. Call Rush Bail Bond at (205) 682-6001 today. We’re standing by to get you out of that tiny jail cell and back to your life!