How Bail Works
How Bail Works
At Bail City Bail Bonds, our agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We take the time to explain every step of the bail bonds process and make it as simple and easy as possible. Our bail bondsmen work quickly to get your loved one released from jail.
What Is Bail?
What Happens When Someone Is Arrested?
When a person is arrested, he or she is taken to a police station for booking. Police officers:
After that, the person who was arrested is placed in a jail cell, usually with other suspects who have been recently booked.
When Can Bail Be Posted?
In some cases, for less serious crimes, suspects may be allowed to post bail immediately after they are booked. In many cases, however, suspects must wait in jail for a bail hearing. This hearing is usually held in less than 48 hours after booking. At the bail hearing, the judge decides whether the accused person is eligible for bail and how much it will be.
Often, the amount of bail is more than the accused can afford. In that case, a friend or relative can contact a bail bondsman to obtain a bail bond – a surety bond backed by an insurance company that pledges the full bail amount if the defendant fails to appear in court. In return, bail agents charge their clients a 10% premium.
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Why Choose Bail City Bail Bonds?
Online Bail Bonds
Complete bail bond documents from your smartphone, tablet, or computer through e-sign.
Quick Response Time
The Bail City team has live agents available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Including all major holidays.
Bail City makes securing a bail bond easy and simple. We’ll walk you through the 3-step process.
We are here to help by offering the lowest rates and flexible payment arrangements that are custom fit to your needs.
Bail City has been the preferred bail bonds company since the late 1980s. With that being said, we are here to stay.
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Our bail experts have a vast amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to explaining bail and making our clients feel highly educated when posting a bond.