If you’re considering contacting a bail agent, the following has most likely just happened: you or your loved one has been arrested. Bail is required for release and you realize you do not have enough money or property available to post a bond. You’re experiencing a whole spectrum of emotions at once—anger, disappointment, shame—but most of all, you’re overwhelmed. You don’t know about the bail process or how you’re going to post enough for your or your loved one’s release. Affordable Bail Bonding in Halifax County is here to help.
Understand What Bail Is
Bail is the conditional release of you or your loved one from prison, under the assumption they promise to appear in court when a date is set. Bail usually involves a bail bond, which is a document stating a set amount of money, determined by a judge, has been paid to allow the accused person to remain free until the trial. If the bail bond cannot be posted, the accused must remain in jail until their trial until a verdict is made.
If you post bail for yourself or someone you love, you understand that you have signed a lawful contract guaranteeing the defendant—you or loved one—will appear on the scheduled court date. If you or your loved one fails to appear in court, an arrest warrant will be issued and you understand the bail amount is forfeited, meaning you will not receive your money back. Each bonding office also has their own acceptable means of collateral including cash, bank accounts, credit cards, jewelry, cars, real estate, stocks and bonds. If you find that you are still unable to post bail, here is what you need to know when contacting a bail agent in Halifax County.
Have All Necessary Information Ready
When you call a bail agent, make sure you know
- Where you or your loved one is being held in custody— including the name of the jail, the city they’re in, and even the state
- Know the full name of the person in custody and their booking number. This way the bail agent can contact the jail to post the bond and have the accused released. Don’t have the booking information? Don’t worry. Affordable Bail Bonding in Halifax County can get it in case you forgot or it was not available
- Ask How much is the bail? This way the bond agent can promptly help and you know what to expect of the bail premium. Affordable Bail Bonding in Halifax County offers payment plans and has a low fee of 10%. With the bail amount, the bail agent can tell you the amount it will cost to post a bond and what requirements are needed to get the person out of jail
Does Halifax County Have Private Bail?
Some states do not allow private bail bonds, which include Massachusetts, Maine, Oregon, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. Thankfully, Virginia is not included in this list and therefore Halifax County does allow private bail. Which is how Affordable Bail Bonding is able to help. Call Affordable Bail Bonding for an immediate bail bond today. We are on call 24/7 and determined to help our customers with fast, reliable, and affordable service so they can earn their freedom faster.