The time it takes a person to post bail and be freed largely depends on how busy the jail is. Typically, it will take a few hours at best. A defendant, or someone on their behalf, may apply for a bail bond with a professional bail bond company as soon as the arraignment hearing has ended. They must wait for the arraignment because this is when they learn what the bail price is set at. The bail bond company needs this price in order to tell you how much they will charge you, which will be anywhere between 10 and 15 percent of that full price. The paperwork with the professional bail bond company can be done fairly quickly. Then that paperwork will be sent to the jail where the defendant is. Processing at the jail is what takes the most time, but within a few hours, the defendant will be released.
The defendant’s release doesn’t need to wait for the bail bond fees to be paid off because the bail agent will draw up a payment plan that will extend beyond the defendant’s immediate release. This puts ease on those who are paying for the bail bond. We at Lynwood Bail Bond Store understand that paying a large amount of money, so abruptly to get someone out of jail, is not ideal.
Everyone will have a similar yet slightly different bail bond experience, so it’s best to have a bail bond agent and bail bond company, such as Lynwood Bail Bond Store, who is willing to work with you on the matter to find a solution, as well as a bail bond procedure that will work for you.