Getting the call that someone you love has been arrested is a heart-wrenching experience. You immediately start to worry about their current situation and what the future holds from them. The last thing anyone wants is for them to have to spend the months it takes for the case to go to trial sitting in a jail cell. Everyone wants to do whatever it takes to get their loved ones out of jail and back home. Thanks to the bail bond program, it’s possible to do just that!
It’s no secret that court systems throughout the United States move slowly. The good news is that the amount of time that typically passes between the initial arrest and bail hearing is usually quite short. It doesn’t take long to hear how much it will cost to bail your loved one of jail. The other bit of good news is that you don’t need to have the money on hand right after the judge decrees how much bail is. It’s okay if it takes you a few days to figure out how you’re going to handle paying the bail.
The first thing you should know is that paying bail doesn’t mean you’re saying good-bye to that money forever. If your loved one makes all their court appearances, you’ll get the money back. The bad news is that it could be a long time before the court returns the money. Before they sign it over to you, your loved one has to make every single one of their court appearances, including the sentencing if they’re found guilty of the charges. Given how many months will pass before the case reaches its conclusion, you don’t want to use your grocery or rent money to bail your loved one out of jail.
Don’t despair if you don’t have the funds needed to bail your loved one out on your own. You have the option of contacting Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield for help. We have a great deal of experience working with people who are in your position. We are compassionate, understanding, and efficient. We provide a free consultation with one of our experienced bail bond agents who works closely with you to create a plan to get your loved one released from jail.