You get the call in the middle of the night – your family member or loved one has been arrested in Phoenix. In order to get your loved one out of jail, you’ll need to come up with a way to pay bail, but you just don’t have that kind of money. That’s where a bail bondsman and a Phoenix criminal attorney come in.
What Does a Bail Bondsman Do?
If your loved one is given the opportunity to be released on bail, you have the option of either paying in cash or hiring a bail bondsman. The bail agent can help you post bail for your loved one by working with a surety company, meaning you will pay a percentage of the total amount through your bail agent and the company will take care of the bail bond. As long as your loved one shows up to court, then all is well. If your loved one does not show up for court, the surety company must forfeit the entire bail amount to the court, but gains the ability to recoup its losses by apprehending your loved one – usually via a bounty hunter who works with the company.
How Can I Choose the Right Bail Bondsman?
Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just choosing any bail bondsman in the phonebook. There are a lot of shady bail agents out there who are looking to take advantage of people in a sticky situation. They know you are worried and just want to get your loved one out of jail as soon as possible, and they may try to use illegal tactics to part you from your cash.
If you find yourself in need of a bail bondsman in Phoenix, an experienced Phoenix criminal attorney is a great place to start. We would be more than happy to help you find a professional and reputable bail bondsman who can carry out his or her duties responsibly.
For help finding a reputable bond agent in Phoenix, give the Phoenix criminal lawyers with Curry, Pearson & Wooten a call today at 1-888-929-5292. We would also be happy to meet with you in a completely free, no-pressure consultation to talk about your situation, explain the next steps, and start building a strong case in your loved one’s defense.
Feel free to call us with any questions. You may also find it helpful to look through your FREE copy of our important book Arizona Criminal Law – What You Must Know, which you can receive by calling us today or filling out our quick online contact form. We look forward to working with you to defend your rights.