It’s the middle of the night and your phone rings. A friend or loved one is on the other end, he or she has been arrested, and is asking for help. If you find yourself in this situation and you make the decision to help your loved one, do you know what to do next? In today’s blog, we’ll review a few of the initial steps to take when helping a loved one that’s been arrested.

At Future Bail Bonds, our primary mission is to be a leader in the bail bonds industry by providing a fresh take on bail. We strive to provide innovative, affordable bail bond services that reunite families and loved ones. If you’re in the San Bernardino area and in need of compassionate bail assistance, contact us today!

Gather Information and Call a Bondsman

When you get the call in the middle of the night, it can be tempting to ask your loved one why he or she was arrested, but be careful. The jail may be recording the call, and any statements made may be admissible in court later. The best thing to do when your loved one calls is listen and gather the information you’ll need when you call a reputable bondsman. This includes the name of the jail, your loved one’s booking number, and the bail amount, if it has been set. Once you have this information, contact a bail bond agent like Future Bail Bonds. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience.

Post Bail

Once the bail amount has been set, you can work with a bondsman to review the best options for getting your loved one out of jail. Depending on what the bail has been set at, it may be necessary to get a bail bond. If this is the case, you’ll have to decide if you want to be liable for the bail bond as the co-signer. If you’re comfortable being the co-signer, the bondsman will work with you to secure the bail premium. This is often 10 percent of the full bail amount. You may also need to speak with the bondsman to determine if any type of collateral is necessary to secure the bond.

Help Your Loved One

Once out of jail, it’s vital that your loved one adheres to all the bail conditions set forth by the court. Bail conditions can apply to everything from employment conditions and travel restrictions to weapons and curfews. While it is not your job to babysit your loved one to make sure he or she abides by the bail conditions, as the co-signer, you do have a financial interest in making sure that your loved one does so. We recommend having a frank conversation with your loved one about this to make sure you’re both on the same page. As a benefit of partnering with Future Bail Bonds, we offer initial bail information and court appointment reminders for your benefit at no cost. We are here to be your loved one’s partner in success.

Affordable Bail Bonds in San Bernardino

If you’ve decided to help your loved one in his or her time of need and you’re looking for affordable bail bond services, contact Future Bail Bonds today. We provide flexible payment plans for any situation, and we offer customizable payment plans if you’re unable to afford the bail premium. We’re sure to have the right solution for you.

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