When you answer your phone and it’s your best friend on the other end telling you that he’s been arrested you’ll naturally want to do everything that you can to help him. That phone call however, could be cut short at any time – jailhouse privileges are limited – so you may be left not knowing all the details involved in the arrest. The only things you really need to know are your friend’s full name, date of birth and in what county he is being detained. Your bail agent will take it from there.
Don’t try to make bail arrangements on your own. An established agency will assign an experienced representative who can cut through the red tape to find out what the charges are, when the bail amount will be set and how soon you can expect your friend to be released. Your agent will be familiar with all the jurisdictions in the county, know the court officers and have some insight as to how efficiently the system works. A lot will depend on how crowded the court docket is on that particular day.
Other than the expediency factor most people need the financial assistance that a bail agency can provide. The judge in charge of setting the bail may follow a pre-formulated schedule designed to correlate with the particular charge, but the final call is left to his personal discretion.
Whatever amount the judge assigns to the bail your agency will charge a minimal fee, usually 15 % for their services. If collateral is required as part of the bail agreement it will be returned to you at the end of the trial, no matter what the outcome may be. Before you sign on the dotted line a reputable bail agency will make sure that you understand all the terms of the bail contract and answer any questions that you may have.
Rely on BWB Bail Bonds to provide the help and support that you and your family will need to get through what can be a very trying time. Call BWB @ 720-358-2908 in Denver.