Should I Post Bail or Call an Attorney First?
This is a question that most families often ask when a person gets arrested and taken to jail; Should I call a bail bond company and get the bail posted or call an attorney to help?
Well the logical answer of course is; To do both, but only if you can afford it.
According to statistics however, the average American can’t afford to post bail for someone and hire an attorney at the same time. In fact, nearly 70% of Americans have little to no money in savings. So, doing both most times is not an option.
When You Get Arrested What’s the Best Option?
Here at Blaine Carbo Bail Bonds, we know that getting out of jail is probably the most important thing on your mind. After all, in our experience, no one wants to stay in jail for any amount of time.
However, that being said, we want you to understand one very important concept, which is; Attorney’s don’t get people out of jail immediately—bail bond companies do.
You hire an attorney to represent you, to help you resolve your case, and maneuver you through the complicated legal system. And who knows, maybe an attorney could get you released after several days or even weeks of you being arrested. Well, I don’t know about you, but I know I don’t want to be sitting in jail for any amount of time, let alone several weeks.
Now a days, bail bond companies make it easier to get someone out of custody fast. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and most companies have payment plans available. Bail bonds are fast, convenient and very affordable. Thus, we strongly feel, that if you can only afford one option, it should be to call a local bail bond company.
Here’s some reasons why;
Bail Bonds Gives You Leverage
Many times, a plea bargain is made because the prosecutor has the leverage when a person is in jail. The prosecutor knows the defendant wants to get out of custody and will agree to almost anything to get out asap.
There are way more plea deals when a person is in custody than out of custody. And most of the time, these deals are; a take it or leave it, if you don’t take the deal you’ll stay in jail, but if you take the deal, you can go home.
Well, that is simply unacceptable, and Blaine Carbo Bail Bonds know that this will most likely cause a person to admit to a crime he/she didn’t commit.
However, on the flip side of that coin, if a person is released on bail, prosecutors are less likely to offer a plea bargain. Simply put, it takes the advantage away from the prosecutor as now he doesn’t have the leverage to get you to plead guilty.
Bail Bonds Help Avoid County Jail
After a person is arrested, they will typically be taken to a local police/sheriff station. Once they arrive, they will be booked and processed. The ability to post a bail bond for release usually takes a 2 to 4 hours.
An extremely important to remember is, if a person isn’t bailed out of a local jail quickly (within several hours), more often than not, he/she will be taken to the county jail. Most county jail facilities are horrible, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone having to be there.
This experience however can be avoided with the help of a local bail bond agent, as they can get the person out of jail asap.
Attorneys Don’t Equal Freedom
This is one heck of a true statement, just because you hired an attorney doesn’t mean you’re going to get out of jail. In fact, most attorneys will have to wait until you get transferred to the courthouse before they will be able to do anything for you. In the meantime, you are sitting in jail just waiting and possibly losing your job or your family. That is unacceptable.
However, a bail bond company will get that person out of jail immediately. And once you are released from custody, you will be able to resume your daily life. You’ll be able to go to work and take care of any personal or family matters while awaiting court dates.
Blaine Carbo Bail Bonds Gets You Out Immediately
The benefit of a hiring Blaine Carbo Bail Bonds is; We have the experience to get anyone out of jail fast. Typically, we have local bail bond agents that will meet you at the jail where the defendant is being held to get him/her out.
Currently, we fully appreciate that most people don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on bail someone out of jail. That’s why we offer low down, no interest payment plans. This will help you get the person out of jail quickly and it’s more affordable to pay a bondsman than it is to come up with the full cash amount.
At Blaine Carbo Bail Bonds, our agents are standing by 24 hours a day for those unplanned emergencies. No one ever expects to be arrested or have a friend or loved one in jail. However, if this happens to you, we are more than ready and happy to help.