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The bail bond process begins the moment a person is arrested under criminal charges. At this time, they will undergo an arraignment where a judge informs them of the charges against them. After this, they are processed and the type of bail is set. Once bail has been set, the imprisoned individual or a third party may “post bail” by paying full amount of bail, set by the judge in order to be released from jail. This secures their release from jail with the understanding that they must appear for their criminal proceedings, at which time the court will refund the bail. Bail is collateral to make sure that a person shows up to court. Unless a person makes bail, he or she will have to stay in jail until the conclusion of the case. Unfortunately, the amount of cash bail is often more than anyone can afford. That is why 24/7 Bail Bonds exists. Our bail bond agents have assisted residents of Bulloch, Candler and Jenkins counties in posting bail for over 15 years and have a thorough understanding of Georgia bail bonds laws and regulations. If you cannot afford bail, 24/7 Bail Bonds can help.

What if I cannot afford bail?

If you cannot afford to post the full amount of bail in cash, then hiring a bail bondsman is probably your best option. Bail bonds allow an individual to be released from jail even when they cannot afford bail. If you choose to hire a bail bonds service, you pay only a bond premium. Typically this bond premium is 10 percent of the full bail amount. For example, if the bond is set at $10,000, you can either struggle to find a way to scrape together that enormous amount in cash, or you can pay us only $1,000 to achieve the same goal.

Another option to get out of jail when you cannot afford bail is to get a property bond. In order to get a property bond, the person posting bail must own property in the county of arrest, and must use that property as a guaranty that the person arrested will show up to court, and pay the fines, and complete the sentence ordered by the judge. Property bonds can be scary, because if the person arrested does not do these things, the court can put a lien on your property.

At 24/7 Bail Bonds, are honest and caring, and we will never treat you as anything less than our own family. As a locally owned, family business, we understand the importance of confidentiality, and professional service. If you or a loved one needs help getting out of jail, call us today. Our bail bond agents are standing by, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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