At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu, one of the questions we’re asked the most frequently is “…so how does bail work?” and if you’ve been wondering the same thing, you’re in luck, because today’s blog is here to answer every question you’ve ever had about bail bonds.

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

  • What is bail?
  • What is a bail bond?
  • How do bail bonds work?
  • What does the bail process look like?
  • How much money do I need to buy a bail bond?

If so, keep reading for the answers, courtesy of the professionals at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds!

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Keep in mind that this blog is designed specifically to give you an overview of bail bonds, but that for more information, you can check out our Bail Bond FAQ or give us a call at any time for more information. Let’s get to it, shall we?

What is Bail?

To put it simply, bail is when a person is released from custody in exchange for money. If you’ve heard the term “so and so made bail,” it means that the judge has decided that that person isn’t likely to be a flight risk. Paying bail is simply a form of insurance against the person deciding not to show up for his or her court appearance.

What is a Bail Bond?

A bail bond is a way of paying a jail to allow a person to leave until they’re ready for trial.

How Do Bail Bonds Work?

During the process of being eligible for bail, a judge will determine an amount for your bond. This is the amount you need to pay in order to be released. If you can’t afford that full payment (and let’s be honest, who can?), you’re likely to need the services of a bail bond company who can front you the money which you’ll pay back over time.

Also worthy of noting is that at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu, we offer up to a 20% discount for bonds that are paid in full.

What Does the Bail Process Look Like?

At its most basic, it involves a judge deciding if a person will be eligible for bail and then setting the bail amount. If you can pay it, you do so; if not, you need the help of a bail bondsman. If you do have the money, you should also consider whether you might need funds for something else after you get out. After all, it doesn’t make sense to spend all of your money getting out of jail if you still have to worry about credit card payments, bills, and putting gas in your vehicle to get to work.

How Much Money Do I Need to Buy a Bail Bond?

The answer to this question is that it depends on the amount of your bail. Whether you’re facilitating your own release or you’re bailing a loved one out, at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, we’ll walk you through each step of the process, understanding exactly what it is that’s going on behind the scenes. We’ll keep you in the loop.

How Does Bail Work? Now You Know! Contact Us Today

At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu, we offer free advice, 24-hour bail bonds, and full discretion for your situation. We also accept collect calls and require no collateral on most bail bonds. What’s even better is that there’s no interest and we offer a number of helpful flexible payment plans to suit your situation.

Our goal is to be there for you when you need us the most. Whether that’s answering questions about bail or helping you through a tough situation, we’re here to help. We look forward to hearing from you!

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