Your loved one is probably extremely anxious to get released from jail. Being arrested can be a very traumatic experience, especially for someone who has never been arrested before.
The way to get someone out of jail depends on your circumstances. In some cases, the bail can be set for a very low amount. In that case, you could pay cash to get your loved one released. As long as your loved one appears at all of the required court appearances, you can get all of your cash back at the end of the case.
In many cases, however, people aren’t able to pay the full amount of the bail, which can be tens of thousands of dollars or more. In that situation, you can use a bail bondsman, who will post your bail for you. When you hire a bondsman, you are telling the bonding company that your loved one will appear in court. The bond company then insures the court that your loved one will appear. If he or she does not, the bond company will have to pay the full amount of the bail to the court. During that time, the bond company will look for the missing defendant and will arrest him or her if they find them, in order to force him or her to appear in court.
If you use a bail bondsman, you will pay a premium, which is non-refundable, in order for the bondsman to post the bail for you. There are many bondsmen who are available 24 hours a day so that you can bail out your loved one as soon as possible.