If you know someone who is in jail, you might be looking for a way to get that person out to be at home where the person can work and care for the family until the court date. Lackawanna County Bail Bonds and other companies of the same type offer ways to get people out of jail by paying a percentage of the bond amount. Most companies will take cash, credit or debit cards and property titles, such as the title for a car or land. However, if the person doesn’t go to court, then the entire bond amount is paid by the bondsman, which will then be carried over to the person who signed to have the person released. At times, the bondsman could take the property that was used as collateral or make you pay the entire amount for the bond so that the office doesn’t lose money.
There are a few things that you need to know before going to a bail bond office. You need to be able to give the bondsman the name and location of the person who is in jail as well as details of the crime. Some agents will charge more to get the person out of jail if it’s a severe crime, such as rape. There are some crimes that won’t have a bond amount, which would mean that talking to an agent is futile.
The agent will need to know the details of the booking agent at the jail in order to get the paperwork processed. You also need the booking number so that the right person is released. You need to have the correct bond amount that is needed to get the person out of jail. Some judges will let the person sign out with a signature, so you won’t really need the help of a bondsman, but there are times when money will be needed. The money is given to the agent, and the agent will sign the paperwork for the release to take place. The entire process usually takes about an hour or so to complete once the payment is made.