You can hire a dependable co-signer who will help pay for you to post bail if you want to bail someone out of jail. You can either go to a bondsman and pay 10% of the total amount, and the bondsman will put up the complete amount on your behalf, or you can pay the court the full amount of the bail bonds. Along the way, the bondsman will assist you with documentation and interactions with the judge or court.
To bail someone out of jail, follow these steps:
- Determine the bail amount: First, find out the bail amount which is usually set by the judge during a bail hearing.
- Hire a bail bondman: If the bail amount is too high to pay out of pocket, you can hire a bail bond agent who will charge a non-refundable fee (usually 10% of the bail amount) to post bail.
- Post bail: Either pay the full bail amount to the court or pay the fee to the bail bondsman who will post bail.
- Release from jail: Once bail is posted, the person will be released from jail, under the condition that they will appear in court when required.
- Fulfill court requirements: If the person follows through on all court requirements, the bail amount will be returned at the end of the case. If using a bail bond agent, their fee won’t be refunded.