If you have a loved one who has been charged with a felony and is in jail, you may be considering strategies for getting them released. In most cases, you must provide the money required for bail in order to have them released. Bail amounts are determined based on the severity of the crime. You may not have enough money to pay the entire bail amount. If this is the case, you may be interested in contacting a bail bondsman. Woodard Bonding Company has been providing bond services since 1972. We may be able to help you get your loved one out of jail.
What Is the Bail Bond Process?
When bail is set too high for you to pay, bail bonds may be a helpful resource for you. A bail bond is a guarantee made by a bail agent company. This bond guarantees that the bail amount will be paid eventually and the bail agent takes on responsibility for that amount. This allows the arrested individual to get out of jail before attending their next court date.
At Woodard Bonding Company, we’re available day or night with an agent standing by 24 hours a day. When you call, we’ll ask for details about the person in jail and their bail amount. Once we have this information, we’ll give you a quote for what our services will cost. This fee is calculated as a percentage of the total bail amount. After you have paid the fee, we’ll make arrangements to have the person released. We’ll contact you to let you know when everything has been arranged and what the next steps will be.
How Much Money Is Needed for a Bond?
The judge has sole authority on how much to set bail. Laws prevent them from setting an excessive cost, but they will determine a fair amount based on the severity of the crime. In addition to the severity of the crime, the judge may also take into account the person’s previous criminal history.
In order for someone to be released from jail, bail must be paid or a bond must be created to guarantee later payment. As a precaution, bonding companies require that a percentage of the bail amount be paid prior to services being rendered. This guarantees some amount of payment and incentivizes the bail company to take a risk on guaranteeing the bail money.
What Do You Do if You Have No Money?
We understand that some may be in a situation without enough money to cover the bond fee. If you have no cash to pay the bail bondsman for your bail, you can ask someone to be a co-signer. They would put up the money to cover the required percentage, and the bondsman would complete the process to get your loved one out of jail.
Trust Woodard as Your Bail Bondsman
Woodard Bonding Company is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to bond you or your loved one out of jail. You can contact us at anytime to ask questions you may have or to begin the bond process. With over 50 years in the business, you can trust us to help you through this difficult time and get your loved one out on bail quickly.