One of the scariest situations you can find yourself in is being in trouble with the law and ending up behind bars. As stressful as it is, you need to take a deep breath and consider your options. It is likely that the first thing you are going to want to do is get out of jail as soon as you possibly can.
Unfortunately, bail is often very expensive and most will not have that kind of money lying around. Even if you did, it is likely that you need that money to go into bills, food or other necessities.
Thankfully, a bail bondman can help you get back home at only a fraction of the cost. However, to do so someone will need to be able to post bail bonds.
Can I Post Bail Bonds For Myself?
When you find yourself behind bars, it is likely that you will want to handle the situation as quietly, quickly, and privately as you possibly can. In fact, you may want to keep your family and friends out of your frustrating situation altogether and bail yourself out, but is that even possible?
The quick answer is yes.
However, to do so you most likely will need the following qualifications:
- This is your first time being arrested
- You have lived in the area for a long time
- You have a debit/credit card readily available
- You currently hold a steady job
Additionally, if you currently own a home that is in your name and the house holds equity equal or greater than your bail amount then you might be able to get a bail bond without needing another signer.
On the flip side, if you have unstable credit, are unemployed, new to the area, and/or do not have any friends or family members nearby to assist you, then you may need to have a bail bondsman help arrange your bail bonds.
No matter what your circumstances, we need you to be honest about your circumstances. We understand a tough situation and we want to help you as much as possible. However, we cannot do that if you lie. In fact, it is likely that we will find out if you do and it will make the process tougher on both of us. So help us skip the hassle and just be honest with us.
Who Can Cosign A Bail Bonds For Me?
So you have decided or need to have a cosigner for your bail bonds? That is great to hear, but there a few things you should know about how cosigns work.
In order for a cosigner to qualify, they must have the following qualifications:
- Is 21 years old or older
- Has been at the same job for at least a year
- Has a verifiable salary of at least $2,000 a month
- Currently owns an open checking account
Additionally, those that choose to cosign will have some responsibilities that if aren’t met, could cause some big issues including:
- If the defendant stops paying, their payments fall on you
- If the defendant skips town, financial penalty is on you
Basically, those who cosign your bail bonds will be responsible for any payments that you, the defendant, fails to pay. So before you get your buddy to cosign your bail bonds, you should make sure they understand the responsibility first.
Payment Plans With Amistad Bail Bonds
Here at Amistad, we do our best to make this process go as smoothly as possible. We understand that everyone makes mistakes and that your situation may not look too good right now. That is why we offer payment plans to make posting bail less stressful.
Here are just a few ways we make posting bail easy in Raleigh, NC:
- 2 percent down with flexible payment plans (must qualify)
- 0 percent interest rates
- Free consultations
- Zero credit checks
- Highly flexible payment plans for bonds over $10,000
No matter how unique your situation may be, we are committed to helping you or your loved one get out of jail and back home. Additionally, we do not believe that anyone should have to fall into financial hardship over a single mistake. That is why we do our best to make a payment plan that suits your unique situational needs.
Still not sure if we are the right bail bondsman for you? Confused about the bail bonds process? Need to get your loved one out of jail as soon as possible? You can call us 24/7 for all of your questions and concerns. Our live help is always ready on the line to assist you!