When you find out a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody, it can be a harrowing experience for both you and the defendant. Working with a bail bondsman can help you get them out of jail fast, though there’s still a process involved. Expediting the Los Angeles bail bond process can help make the time your friend or loved one spends in jail even shorter.

Setting Bail

Once someone has been arrested, they’ll have to go through booking and processing before bail is set. The procedure can take several hours, depending on how busy the jail is, and once it’s complete bail will be set according to the Los Angeles County Bail Schedule.

How to Bail Someone Out of Jail Fast

First things first, call a bail bondsman as soon as you find out the defendant has been arrested. Even if you don’t know what the bail amount is yet, getting the ball rolling as early as possible is key. If the defendant has already gone through the booking and processing procedure, get as much information as you can, including their inmate number and the charges they’re facing. If you’re unable to get any of this information, it’s totally fine, but the more info you can get, the better head start the bail bondsman will have.

Don’t wait!

Most bail agents work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays. Getting your friend or loved one out of jail fast depends a lot on how quick you can get a hold of a bail bondsman. When someone remains in one of the police or sheriff station jails for 72 hours, or if that jail becomes overcrowded, it’s likely they’ll be transferred to one of the larger holding facilities in downtown Los Angeles like Twin Towers or Men’s Central Jail. The transfer process can take upwards of 24 hours to complete, during which time the inmate will not be able to be bailed out. If a bail bondsman is contacted early enough, the transfer process can usually be avoided altogether while the bail bond process takes place.