Few things are harder to cope with than discovering a loved one has been caught up in a crime. Shock is followed by fear and confusion, but you may not have enough time to process your own emotions because your relative has been detained. Your immediate thoughts relate to their release as everyone awaits the trial; bail bond agent services can help, but your inexperience and personal feelings must not cloud your judgment. Understand these facts.
1-Agents Have No Responsibility to Accept Any Case
With urgency, you may contact whichever bond service you're first aware of, fill out paperwork, and wait. This can cause concern and surprise if an agent tells you that they won't process a bond for your relative. This happens due to the severity or weight of the accused crimes, because your relative is thought of as a flight risk or for other reasons. If that happens, you've got a refusal but you've also wasted days.
Therefore, consult multiple bond agents from various companies. This will get the bond ball rolling and at least one of the agents will respond affirmatively. If more than one service is willing to accept your relative, you can then begin comparing fees and services so you're able to choose one.
2-Immediate Release isn't Guaranteed
Even if you've got willing bond agents ready to move on your relative's release, delays aren't uncommon. Like many, you have probably seen crime television shows where the accused posts bond and is home the very same day, but in reality different jails have their own ways of processing various requests. Any bond agent who promises speedy releases should be regarded warily. They will have an idea of how quickly facilities generally let people go, but the facility is the authority on specific release times.
3-Your Relative Could Escape
Your relative's situation may boggle the mind; you probably never expected them to have these legal problems. You might still feel close to your relative and believe strongly in their innocence. However, it's only proper that you entertain the idea that your knowledge of them might not be as good as you'd believe. They may run out on the bond you've arranged. For this reason, even if you don't want to, review bond agreements so you're unsurprised by consequences if they escape.
Ensure you review entire arrangements before accepting them. Bail bond agents can explain documents and guide your actions so your understanding is clear