Nobody wants to find themselves in jail, but unfortunately, it’s something that can happen to anyone. If you find yourself in that position, then your first priority will be to get home as soon as possible. In the majority of cases, you’ll be able to post bail, which involves paying a lump sum of money that has been set by the judge that will allow you to return home until your court appearance.
However, with bail often set at thousands of dollars — if not tens of thousands — it can be difficult for many people to come up with the full amount in anything resembling a short amount of time. And when a loved one is in jail, time is a priority. This is where a bail bond company can come to your rescue. Here at Balboa Bail Bonds, we can pay the full bail amount on behalf of the defendant. All you’ll need to pay is a portion of the value of the bond, usually 10%.
This allows your loved one to return home without you having to find thousands of dollars. And the best part? We can usually approve bail bond applications extremely quickly, so your loved one doesn’t have to spend any more time behind bars than necessary.
How Long Does a Bail Bond Take to Get Approved?
In the vast majority of cases, we’re able to approve bail bond applications within a matter of minutes. We can do this over the phone, online, or in person at our office with just some basic information about the defendant. This fast and easy process is available to defendants who are low-risk.
It can take slightly longer to get approval for higher-risk cases. In that scenario, it can take around an hour for the bail bond application to be approved. If bail has been set at $300,000 or higher, then the surety company that underwrites our bail bonds will typically request a cosigner or collateral before the bail bond can be approved. This can increase the amount of time that it takes to post bail.
However, every case is different. The best approach is to simply get in touch with us for a free consultation. We’ll be able to provide detailed advice about the requirements for getting the bond, as well as expected timeframes.
How to Ensure a Smooth Bail Process
You’ll want to get your loved one out of jail as soon as possible. To do that, it’s important to get in touch with a bail bond company as quickly as you can. It’s also essential that you choose the right bail bond company. As with all things, not all bail bond companies are created equal! Here at Balboa Bail Bonds, we’re proud to offer an exceptional level of service to our clients. We work with you to come up with a bail bond agreement that suits all parties, and once we have that agreement, we will post the bail within minutes, reducing the amount of time your loved one spends behind bars.