No one plans to be arrested, which means no one sets aside money to use as bail. Since no one keeps a savings account specifically for bail money, when you are arrested, you’ll likely need the services of SmartBail Bail Bonds.
We don’t believe that the consultation should be a one-way conversation during which we ask all the questions and you provide answers. We want you to be comfortable with us which is why we encourage you to ask plenty of questions.
There are a few questions we wish every client would ask.
How Long Before You’re Released From Jail?
We think you should know how long it will take us to submit the bail bond and get you released from jail. Not only should you know that we’re going to work quickly, but you’ll also need to arrange for a ride home and maybe let your employers know that you’re going to be late getting to work.
The answer will depend on a few variables. We can assure you that as soon as you sign our bail bond contract, we’ll quickly start the process of getting you released. We will quickly arrive at the jail, bail bond in hand and turn into the necessary paperwork. After that, the amount of time it takes depends on the booking officer.
How Much Money Do You Owe?
As soon as we hear the amount your bail is set at, we can tell you the exact amount of money we require from you. In the meantime, we will say that is ten percent of the set bail amount is our normal fee. We do offer military personnel a 20% discount.
Do You Require Collateral?
This is an excellent question that we feel everyone should ask. The answer depends on your history, the charges filed against you, your community ties and how high your bail was set. In most cases, we don’t require collateral from working signers, though there is the occasional exception.
If we do require collateral from you, we will discuss what types of items you can use as collateral. As long as you attend all of your court dates, you will get your collateral back once your case concludes.
If you or one of your loved ones has been arrested, contacting SmartBail Bail Bonds is the fastest and easiest way to get them released. Contact us for an FREE consultation. We’re available 24/7.