Being in jail is not a pleasant experience. Most family, partners, spouses, and friends see providing bail to get their loved one or friend out of jail as an important step. However, there are sometimes when the person taking out the bail bond needs to consider the potential impact of their actions.
Different things to consider include the risks of bailing someone out and how it could affect you both now and in the future.
Understanding Your Risk
One of the first things our bail bondsman at Sanctuary Bail Bonds will do is talk to you about the process of bailing someone out. To clarify, you are not bailing someone out of prison, you are bailing a friend or loved one out of jail. Prison is the place where convicted individuals are held for their sentence for serious crimes. Jail is the facility that houses people charged with a crime before they go to trial or if they are only sentenced for a minor crime with a short sentence.
Putting up bail means providing cash or collateral to our bail bonds company. Should the individual fail to appear in court, you will forfeit the money or the collateral to secure the bond.
People often ask, “How much does it cost to bail someone out of jail?” This is determined by the court, with the judge setting the bail amount. The bail bond will be 10% of the amount required by the court, which can still be significant for some types of individuals and crimes.
Talk to the team at Sanctuary Bail Bonds and know your risks before bailing someone out of jail. To discuss your options, call us at 602-224-5247.