The Bail Bond Process
Do you have questions about the bail bond process? A Pacheco Bonding is happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process of getting a loved one out of jail. If you need 24/7 bail bond service, contact us today!
What is Bail?
Bail is money set by a judge as a form of insurance to guarantee that an accused party will appear in court after being arrested. If your loved one is arrested, posting bail allows you to get them out of jail until their court hearing. The court will ask for the entire bail amount up-front and hold onto this money until your loved one has fulfilled their court appearance requirements; if they appear in court as necessary, the money will be returned to you.
How Do Bail Bonds Work?
For most people, the cost of bail is unexpected and often not financially feasible. Instead of facing financial hardship or risking having your savings account depleted for an extended period, you can use a bail bond from an Albuquerque bail bondsman like A Pacheco Bonding. You pay 10% of the bail’s total cost, and we cover the rest. Your down payment is non-refundable to you, but we do offer financing options to qualifying clients to make bail as affordable as possible.
How Do You Post Bail?
To get your loved one out of jail, start by calling A Pacheco Bonding. We are available 24/7, and a bail bondsman will be available to answer your questions and get the process started. We will begin by gathering some information:
- Your name and phone number where we can reach you.
- The name and birth date of the person who was arrested.
- Where the person was arrested (this will help us find the court system we will be working with)
We’ll then explain the costs and process to you. Once we’ve made payment arrangements, we’ll write a bail bond contract and arrange to meet with you to sign it. From there, we can begin the release process. Depending on the court, the process could take anywhere from 45 minutes to 6 hours; we can let you know what to expect and where to wait for your loved one’s release.
To learn more about our Albuquerque bail bonds or for help getting a loved one out of jail, contact us today!