The fact that most people don’t know much about bail is no big secret. Most people are able to go through their life without ever having to worry about bailing someone out of jail. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. This leads to some people needing to bail a loved one out of jail, but knowing nothing about how bail works. Luckily, Lancaster Bail Bonds is here to help.
Our bail agents are professionals and deal with questions about bail all day, every day. We’ve gathered a list of some of the most common questions we receive, and provided some answers to them.
What’s the difference between bail and a bail bond?
Bail is the amount of money that is owed to secure a person’s release from jail. A bail bond is something provided by a bail agent in order to pay for the bail. A bail bond is basically an agreement between a bail agent and a client. The agent will pay the full price of the bail, and the client will pay a percentage of the bail to the agent as payment for their services.
How much do bail bonds cost?
Bail bonds here at Lancaster Bail Bonds only cost 10% of the price of the bail that they are for.
Are there discounts available?
Yes, here at Lancaster Bail Bonds we offer a few discounts for qualified clients. Clients with co-signers who are union members, members of the military, members of AARP, homeowners, or have a private attorney can qualify for 20% off the price of the bail bond. Meanwhile, clients with approved credit can earn 0% down on their bail bond.
Can I pay for a bail bond with a payment plan?
Yes, we provide personalized payment plans for all of our clients. This helps break up the intimidating cost of bailing someone out of jail and turn it into small, manageable monthly payments.
How long does it take for someone to be released?
That depends on a lot of different factors such as how long it takes for the client to get the initial payment ready and where the person is being held in jail. Larger jails deal with more paperwork on a daily basis, which means they take longer to process someone’s release. Some counties also move faster than others. In best case scenarios, after paperwork has been finished on our end, someone can be out of jail in as little as two hours. In worst case situations, it can take up to a day for a jail to process the paperwork.
Do I need to be related to someone to bail them out?
No, you do not have to be related to someone in order to bail them out of jail. You just need to be able to give the bail agent the person’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. This information will allow us to locate the person in the jail system and get the rest of the needed info for the paperwork.
Bailing someone out of jail for the first time can be confusing and intimidating, but you do not have to worry. Just contact Lancaster Bail Bonds. Our professional bail agents will be more than happy to answer your questions. Let us help you get through this.