No one ever thinks they will receive an “I’ve been arrested, can you help bail me out” call from a friend. You may be torn between wanting to lend a hand and not wanting to get involved. Jail can be a very scary place where the minutes can seem like hours and the hours can seem like days. If you have been contacted by a friend who is asking for your assistance in hiring a bondsman in El Centro you should do what you can to help out.
When you bail someone out of jail you are first and foremost taking responsibility the defendant will go to court and handle their case. If you know your friend is trustworthy and will handle their legal obligations, you need not be concerned about taking on this responsibility. On the other hand, if you do not know this person very well or you are concerned they will flee once they are released from custody, you may consider suggesting they call a family member.
You will also need to arrange for payment of the bond. The California bail industry is regulated by the State Department of Insurance (DOI) and they, not individual agents, set the rate at which we charge their clients. That rate is 10%. If your friend’s bail has been set at $25,000 you can expect to pay $2,500 to purchase a bond. The bondsman in El Centro can help you understand what payment options are available.
The process of getting someone out of El Centro jail is much faster and easier than you might think. Once you have filled out the necessary paperwork and arranged payment, an agent will be dispatched to post the bond. Your friend will be released between 4 and 6 hours after the jail accepts it.
If you need help getting someone out of the El Centro jail, Adelante Bail Bonds can help. Call our office now at 760-230-0194 to speak with a licensed bail agent.