You just learned that one of your favorite people has been arrested and needs bail. You want to help them out, but you’re not sure what you can do.
The first thing you should do is try to contact them. This isn’t always easy since they are in jail. If you aren’t able to reach them, you can try finding out who has been in contact with them. You can also call the jail. While they may not put you in direct contact with your person, they will be able to provide some information about how much bail is needed to get them out, assure you that your person is safe, and what type of charges have been filed against them.
Answer calls from the jail. Your person won’t be able to use their cell phone to contact you, so even if you don’t normally answer unrecognized numbers, now is one of the few times you should. They will be able to provide additional information about their situation. Unless your person is able to be released on their own recognizance, they will need to pay bail before they’re released from jail. How much bail money they require depends on the charges that have been filed against them. Once you know how much bail they require, you can decide if this is something you can help out with.
There are a few different ways you can help your favorite person out when it comes to bail.
These options include the following:
- You can post the entire bail for them.
- You can arrange for a group of people to get together, pool their financial resources, and post bail.
- You can contact St Tammany Parish Bail Bonds and arrange for a bail bond.
If you don’t want the sole financial responsibility of the bail bond, that’s okay. In some cases, someone might not be willing to take on responsibility for the entire bail bond, but they are willing to act as a co-signer. Another option is to be a reference for your favorite person, which makes it easier for them to qualify for a bail bond.
Once your person has been released from jail on bail, there are still things you can do to make their life easier. In addition to being a shoulder to cry on or picking up a few groceries, one of the best things you can do for your person is make sure that they attend all of their court dates and that they don’t do anything that would prompt a judge to revoke bail.
Has one of your favorite people been arrested? St Tammany Parish Bail Bonds provide free consultations 24/7, which gives you the perfect opportunity to learn how the bail bond process works in Louisiana. Consultations are always free. Call (504) 821-1111 for additional information.