How Does Bail Work?

After a person has been arrested and booked on criminal charges, bail will be set.  The defendant then has the opportunity to get out of jail prior to arraignment and trial. 

The arrestee could opt to stay in jail and be taken before a judge which generally takes three business days.  This could mean arrested on a Thursday night means you don’t see a judge until Monday or Tuesday.  Most people opt to bail out of jail. 

The defendant may post the full amount of the bail with the court --generally in cash -- or they could make arrangements with a bail bondsman who will post the bail with the court in exchange for a fee. When a bond is purchased, the agent guarantees the appearance of the defendant in court. 

A bail bond is basically a contract between a licensed bail bondsman and the contract signer who is usually the defendant and/or his family and friends. 

After paperwork and payment have been arranged, the bail bondsman posts the bond with the jail then the defendant will be released and is free to return to their home, family and job.

You may also be interested in other Options for Jail Release or what happens when the person is Not Bailed Out.

Tonya Page Bail Bonds will help you post bail and get your loved one out of jail. Call for more information 1-877-861-3761.


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Updated: 08/13/2012

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"I wanted to let you know what excellent service your agents provided my daughter and myself. They were kind and efficient and made a very distressful situation a little easier to deal with. From the time I contacted your office (at 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning), until Mark was able to post the bond, everyone was professional, yet caring. My daughter was finally released from the Van Nuys jail at 6:15 p.m. During the entire process, Mark communicated and updated me frequently throughout the day. He even called me to make sure that everything had gone smoothly after he posted the bond."

- Natalie in Ventura County

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