How to Get Out of Jail for Free:
As it has been often said: “the truth hurts” and the truth about bail is that it isn’t free. No bail bonds company is going to give you a freebie no matter how sad your story is. And believe me, every bail agent has heard all the saddest stories before. We hear them all day every day.
The good news is that there are fast affordable options that are the next best thing to being free or as close to a free bail bonds as possible. These include:
- Bail Bond financing with options as low as 1% down* on approved credit.
- Use of collateral such as real estate to bail out today and pay latter with no money down or 0% down options.
- Find a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor to pay the bail bonds company. Maybe you can’t afford bail but there usually is someone that can. Time to reach out to grandma or that aunt that you don’t visit often and ask for bail money. Often it is most efficient to have the bail bond company call them direct and explain the bail options.
- Crowd funding websites and social media. We see this a lot, and it works! Post a Kickstarter or over crowdfunding page on your friend’s social media pages and wait for the bail money to start rolling in. I have seen people raise a couple thousand dollars in a few hours by posting a message on the arrested persons Facebook page. Crowd funding works for bail money and legal fees. Don’t be shy, there is no shame in asking for help when help is needed.
- Did you boyfriend get arrested and can’t afford to miss work on Monday? Often the defendant’s employer may choice to bail them out and simply deduct the bail bond costs from their pay. This is especially common in the skilled trades such as construction workers where the boss maybe under a deadline and would rather pay their crew’s bail than suffer labor setbacks.
Not sure where to start? Or feeling overwhelmed? Call Justice Bail Bonds 951-445-4155 and our friendly bail agents can walk you through some options. We never turn down bail clients and work hard 24 hours a day to provide affordable bail bonds services.
What if I can’t afford to pay bail?
Here are some alternative bail options:
- Stay in jail until the judge decides what to do with the person. Get sentenced or released on a promise to appear which is also known as O.R. for “own recognizance”.
- Court Supervised Release. Some counties have the option for defendants awaiting trial to be released with court supervision. The requirements vary from county to county and case to case and may take weeks or months to be processed and approved. Examples of court supervised release include checking in weekly with a county probation officer or court services officer. Wearing an GPS ankle monitor. Receiving text (SMS) message reminders of court dates. Phone “check ins” from land line phones.
How does “O.R.” or release on their own recognizance work?
Basically, just like getting a speeding ticket. The defendant (arrested person) signs a written document promising to go to their court date and/or pay any fines and fees. Some courts may add additional requirements like checking in with a court officer or not leaving state or notifying the arresting agency of any changes to residency, occupation or new arrests.
How do I quality for “O.R.” or Release on Own Recognizance?
The O.R. qualifications will vary from county to county or city to city depending on nature of the charges, arrest history, probation or parole history. Typically, only certain low risk cases like misdemeanor charges will qualify or O.R. Other variables that may influence an arresting agency or the judge to release the defendant on O.R. include:
- Arrest history (first time offenders).
- Nature of the crime.
- Employment history.
- Residence history (how long have they lived in the area).
- Family ties (relatives or kids in the area).
Call now to speak to a live Bail Agent that can offer you bail bonds solutions to your unique situations.