When someone is arrested, it takes an emotional toll not only on the arrestee but on the people around them. Luckily, for those who are prepared, it’s possible to not have to spend a single night in jail. Below are a few things you can do to help expedite the bail process.
Step 1: Contact a 24-hour Bail Agency
A bail bondsman can begin to process your bail bond as soon as they receive the call. Some, but not all, Santa Clarita bail bond agencies operate 24 hours a day. A local bail bondsman who is strategically located near the courthouse (like SCV Bail Bonds), can seriously reduce the amount of travel time needed to post the bond.
Bail bonds can be posted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re dealing with a bail bondsman who is unable or unwilling to post bail any time, you may want to find someone else.
Step 2: Gather the Relevant Information
It can be helpful to provide some up-front information about the arrest. If you can find out where the inmate is located, their inmate ID number, full name, birth date, and the date and time of their arrest, all the better. If not, we can always help you out with this information.
Step 3: Contact a Cosigner
A cosigner will serve two purposes if you find yourself arrested and in custody. The first is that they will be the ones to pay your bail bond amount. To do so, they will need to sign a contract with the bail bondsman agreeing to the payment terms. This must be done before your release can be obtained.
Your cosigner can also help you gather the documentation you need for your release. These documents can include a government-issued ID, background information about your arrest, and the cosigner’s proof of income and residence info.