If you have decided that you wish to be released from jail before your court date, but you, your loved ones, and your friends cannot afford to bail you out, you need a bail bond agency to help. Bail bond agencies are typically open 24/7 to assist you, so you can complete a bail bond application at any time and get released sooner rather than later.
Bail bond agencies can get the necessary paperwork and other important tasks done quickly because they are familiar with the process and how courts work. However, in order for them to do their job, they need you or one of your loved ones to provide them with specific information on the bail bond application, including the following:
- Your full name
- The name of the jail
- The booking or report number
- The charges against you
This will provide the agency with the information they need to post your bail. However, by offering you a bail bond, an agency is taking on a large financial risk, so they may need to know more before they agree to help. For instance, they might ask for some more personal information, or they may want to know more about the circumstances of your arrest. They will also need to check your credit or the credit of the person paying them, so you may need to provide social security numbers. Lastly, you need to provide collateral before an agency will approve your bail bond application, so you must let them know what you are using for your collateral.