You or someone you love has been charged with a crime. That was already a nightmare. The light at the end of the tunnel was the bail hearing where you’d hoped that the judge would decree that for a small amount of money, you could walk out of jail and start picking up the pieces of your life. The judge rules and your heart sinks. The amount is higher than you hoped. It’s going to take far more money than you have on hand to get yourself or your loved one released.
Granted, you’ll get the money back once your case has worked its way through the legal system, but considering how long that takes, it doesn’t do you much good at the moment. Paying the high bail would require you to give up things like food and paying for rent. For a moment, you wonder if it wouldn’t be better to simply stay in jail while until the case is resolved. Of course, if you do that, you’ll lose your job, be put under even more stress, and mounting your defense will be difficult since your lawyer will have to work visiting you in jail into their schedule.
Any way that you look at things, your life will be easier if you can figure out a way to post your bond and return home.
If you lack the funds to finance your bail, it’s in your best interest to contact Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield. We have a long history of helping people who have been in your exact position. The benefits of working with us to procure your bond include:
We have done everything we can think of to make the process of preparing to pay bail simple. We require just a few things.
Before we agree to post your bail, we need to confirm that you’re a legal resident of the state. It has been our experience that people who live in the community and have strong ties to it are far more likely to make their court appearances than individuals who have to travel long distances each time they’re ordered to appear before a judge. If someone is co-signing for your bond, we require that they also be a resident of the community.
The second thing we require is a legal state ID for both you and your co-signer. This allows us to ensure that we’re working with real people and not someone caught in the middle of identity scams. We’ll accept both a driver’s license and official state identification cards. They need to be current.
The next thing we need is employment records. Confirmation that you’re working and have the means to make payments allows us to work closely with you to create a program that allows you to pay us the required 10% of your bail that we keep. If you don’t have a paycheck, we can also use bank statements that show regular workers comp, social security, or child support deposits. The better we understand your current and prospective income, the easier it is for us to create a payment program that doesn’t leave you in a financial bind.