If you or a loved one have been arrested, there are probably a million things going through your head. How did this happen? How can I handle these charges? Who will watch the kids tonight? Going to jail creates a plethora of problems. When you find yourself in trouble with the law and sitting behind the bars of the local jail, there’s only one question you need to start with — who do I call, the lawyer or the bail bondsman? By keeping a cool head and figuring out the answer to this question, you will set yourself up for a speedy release from jail.
In today’s post from Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds on Oahu, we will discuss what to consider when working out the answer to the question, “Who do I call first?” Read on to learn more, or give us a call at (833) 202-8559 our fill out our online form to have one of our experienced bondsmen reach out to you.
Hire Both, But Call The Bail Bondsman First
If you can afford both a lawyer and a bail bondsman, then we strongly encourage you to hire both but make sure to call the bondsman first. As you’ll see later in the article, a bail bondsman can provide a lot of fast and tangible benefits that a lawyer simply can’t. That being said, your legal defense is greatly supported when you don’t have to rely on a public defender.
Sadly, some statistics show that as many as 70% of Americans can’t afford to pay both a bail bondsman and a lawyer. If this is the case for you, Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu strongly encourages you to choose to call a bondsman right away. Here’s why:
Posting Bail Gives You Leverage
According to an article in the New York Times, 94% of cases tried by states end in a plea bargain. What this means is that prosecutors use leverage, such as release from jail, to get a defendant to admit to crimes — possibly lesser crimes than what they were charged with — in order to avoid a trial.
For defendants, the dream of release from jail and the fear of being sent to prison are dually motivating to accept a plea bargain even if the defendant is not guilty of the crime they have been charged with. For prosecutors, plea bargains give them an easy win that avoids the chances of a lengthy trial where they can lose.
When you post bail, you get out of jail fast. That takes away a huge amount of stress from you and leverage away from the prosecution. It doesn’t guarantee that charges against you will be dropped, but it does allow you a clearer head to prepare a defense, find a legal team, and determine if you should force the issue in court — all freedoms that are denied to you when you remain in jail and end up accepting a plea bargain under pressure.
Posting Bail Helps You Avoid Going To County Jail
If a person who has been arrested and charged isn’t bailed out of the local jail pretty fast (usually in well under 24 hours), they are often moved to the county jail for holding. While the local jail holding cells are not the place you want to find yourself, they are safe and cozy compared to county jails. County jails house a population of mostly convicted criminals. They are not an environment for someone with a job, family, and community who rely on them.
When you post bail with Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, we can get you out of jail fast, helping you avoid a trip to the county jail and getting you back to your family and work life.
Lawyer’s Can’t Guarantee Your Freedom
While a lawyer in your corner adds a tremendous amount of value during a trial or pretrial defense, they can’t actually guarantee that they can get you out of jail. As a matter of fact, one of the first questions that a good lawyer will ask you is, “How are you planning on posting bail?”
So why not get straight to the source and get yourself out of jail? Call your local bail bondsman in Oahu at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds first. We can offer free bond advice, get you out fast when you choose to have us post your bail, and we will meet or beat the prices of any other bail bond company on the island.
A Bail Bondsman Can Secure Your Release Quickly
The real value of working with a bail bondsman is that we can secure your release and get you out of jail quickly. Once we have been hired to post your bail, we will typically drive to the physical location you are being held to secure your release. It’s that easy, and it’s that fast.
Most people don’t have the money to post bail on their own. After all, few Americans have an extra $5,000 to $50,000 sitting around and available to be locked up until their court date. But when you hire Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, we only require a 10% fee on your bail, and we will put up the rest of the money for you, allowing you to get out of jail, get back to your family, get back to work, and settle your affairs before your court date.
Call Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds For Help Today
If you or a loved one find yourself in jail, Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu can help. We offer free bond advice, the lowest pricing for bail bonds service in Oahu, all available with 24-hour a day service every day of the year, so we are here whenever you need us. In addition to that, you can trust our discretion, reputation, and years of experience when you choose to make us your Oahu bail bonds team.
We work with all kinds of bail bonds and know exactly what to expect throughout the entire process from bonding to court date. Let us help you secure your freedom and get back to your life. Get in touch with Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds today by filling out our online form or calling us at (833) 202-8559 today.