Bail bonds are one of those things that nobody really thinks about until they need them. This means that when the time comes, a lot of people don’t know what to do to get themselves or someone else out of jail. Read on to find out more about bail bonds, what they’re used for, and the best time to obtain one.

A bail bond is a way to get someone out of jail fast at a much lower cost than paying the full amount of bail to the courts. The benefits of getting someone out of jail fast are important ones, not the least of which being the fact that it gives the defendant time to obtain legal counsel and continue maintaining their daily obligations (work, school, etc.). There is precious little one can do from police custody outside of making phone calls and letting people know you are in jail.

So, when do you call a bail bondsman? Anytime! If the defendant has been in custody for a few days, weeks, or even months – you can bail them out. If they are in the process of being arrested and taken to the police station, you can call us and get the bail bond process started before they’re even at the police station. This way, once they are processed in, they can be put in the queue immediately (if there is one) to be processed out. Depending on how busy the jail is, a defendant may spend only a few hours in custody. For some of the busier jails, such as those in downtown Los Angeles, it may take upwards of 12 to 24 hours for a defendant to be released. Either way, they’ll be out as soon as law enforcement is able to do so.

If you know someone who has been arrested and taken into custody and you want to get them out of jail, call a bail bondsman. It’s the fastest, most affordable method for getting people out of jail.