Category: Bail Services

Bail Bonds Service


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.

Happy Handcuff In JailWhat 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.

24 Hour Bail Bond SignA 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.

Bail Bonding Service


Bail Bond Legal SystemWith your husband arrested and behind bars, you’re probably starting to wonder how you’ll feed your family and how you’ll pay the mortgage. After all, he works full-time so you can stay home and spend more time with your children. We understand you’re scared about your future. This is why we are the bail bonding service that works hard to get the accused, like your husband, out of jail and back to their families as quickly as possible. At Rush Bail Bonds, we promise to get your husband out within 24 hours after an arrest. We know your time matters.

A bail bonding service you can count on

After your husband or loved one is arrested, your next call needs to be to Rush Bail Bonds. We are a fully licensed bail bonding service company with more than 15 years experience. In this business, experience is everything. Every single one of our bail bond agents has completed a 20-hour in depth course about bond policies and procedures. Our agents are also required to take continuing education courses every year. When you call us, you’re getting the best in the bail services business. Working with an experienced agent and an inexperienced agent could mean the difference between a few hours and a few days in jail.

When you call Rush Bail Bonds, we will need a few key pieces of information from you:

  1. Full legal name of the person under arrest
  2. Where the accused is being held and their booking number. We work in Madison, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Shelby, Birmingham and Huntsville counties.

Once we have this information, we can get right to work getting your loved one out of jail. We promise to have your loved one out as quickly as possible.

What is bail?

Bail is essentially an insurance policy with the judicial system to guarantee you will be present for future court hearings. Bail is set by a judge at your husband’s first appearance, also known as an arraignment. During this hearing your husband will be read his charges against him, his right to a speedy trial and right to an attorney. If you can’t afford an attorney, your husband will be appointed a public defender. The judge will also set bail at this time. Bail is determined based on several factors, including ties to the community, employment and how likely you are to skip town and your court hearings.

How do I pay for bail?

You have several options. You can pay cash directly to the courts. However, we know paying for the total bill out of pocket is not realistic for many families. Another option is to work with a third party, such as Rush Bail Bonds. To post the bail, you’re husband will need a co-signer, collateral and money to pay for a non-refundable fee. Rush Bail Bonds charges between 10%-15% of the bail amount. For example, if bail is set at $20,000 you would need to only pay $2,000-$2,500. In addition, we need collateral. This is typical across the board with bail bonding service companies. Collateral is essentially anything of value. We accept jewelry, bank accounts, property and even cars as collateral. After you accept the terms of our bail bonding service, we contract with the court to secure your husbands release.

My Husband is out of jail!

Thank you! Now what? Great question. Now that your husband is out of jail, its imperative he stay out of trouble and show up to every court hearing. If you’re unsure of his next court hearing call his attorney or public defender. If your husband fails to show up to future court hearings and violates the specific terms of his release, then his bail could be revoked and a new arrest warrant issued. If this happens, then Rush Bail Bonds will become financially responsible for the total bail amount. At this point, we would begin collecting the collateral you posted as part of our agreement. This means your home or property could be sold, if this was part of the collateral you signed on the contract. We hope it never reaches this point. As a co-signer you are also responsible to make sure your husband is staying on top of his case.

Rush Bail Bonds is a family owned bail bonds service with deep roots in Alabama. We’re passionate about helping people succeed. We believe everyone deserves a second chance. But, first you need to make a phone call to the most reliable and friendly bail bond service company in the region. We’re ready to get your life back on track.