If you happen to find yourself on the wrong side of a pair of handcuffs, you very likely want to handle this matter as quietly and privately as possible.
Is it possible to bail yourself out of jail?
If this is your first arrest, you have lived in the area for a long time, have a stable job and good credit, you may be allowed to be the lone cosigner on your bail bonds. If you own a home that’s in your name, and that home has equity equal to or greater than your bail amount, this will just about guarantee the bondsman will not require another signer. In other words, are you a stable person. If you have been at your job for a while, thats pretty stable. Credit is really NOT a deciding factor.
On the other hand, if your currently unemployed or if you’re very new to the area and don’t have a single friend or family member that lives nearby, the bondsman may ask to contact someone on the outside to see if they can help arrange your bail bonds.
When you call a bondsman from jail, be sure to be honest about your situation, the health of your credit and whether you actually own your home; if the agent you’re working with decides to move forward with helping you, they’ll likely run a property report to verify home ownership, and check employment info.
For more information on how to self-bail and/or how bail works, call our office today for a free consultation.