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When A Loved One Is Jailed – Pick Up The Phone

Most people who answer the phone never expect to hear that a correctional facility is on the other end. Nevertheless, when a loved one needs to be released from jail, it may be up to you to act. Read on and find out how you can also make an important phone call to help your loved one get out of jail.

Bail, Bail Conditions, and Bail Bonding

The above terms are often used interchangeably but they don't really mean the same thing. You cannot describe bail as a payment made in exchange for getting out of jail because it's so much more. When a person is bailed out of jail, they are also agreeing to several conditions. The main condition is to return for all upcoming court dates. Other common conditions are:

  1. Not being arrested again for anything, anywhere.
  2. Not carrying a weapon.
  3. Not associating with known criminals.
  4. Staying away from witnesses or victims, if pertinent.

Bail is an agreement with the court or the jail. A bail bond, on the other hand, is handled by third-party agencies that work closely with law enforcement and court officials. Bail bonds can be bought for a mere percentage of the full bail amount. Though bail can be expensive, bail bonds allow defendants to gain their freedom for less money.

Start the Bail Bonding Process

You can get a lot accomplished by calling a bail bonding business. By providing the bonding agent with the right information, you can be several steps closer to getting your loved one released from jail. If you don't have the below information, a quick call to the correctional facility will fill in the blanks. Here is what the bonding agent needs to know about your loved one to get the ball rolling:

Contact a bail bond service for more information.