Get Outta Jail In Georgia

Monthly archive for December 2015

How Bail Works

Many people unfortunately get into trouble for one reason or another and end up on the wrong side of the law in a jail cell. Sometimes these people are guilty, sometimes they are innocent, never the less, our legal system allows said individuals to post bail and get out of jail until their trial.

How bail bonds work

But just how do bail bonds really work? A lot people are in full panic when they get that dreaded phone call from a loved one or friend that informs them they have been arrested and need them to post bail so that they may return to work and their normal lives. They have no idea what to do or where to turn.

We have found a few great articles with a lot of great information about just how bail bonds actually work and what to expect. Attorneys.com explains just how it works with the courts –

If you are arrested for a serious crime, the authorities will not release you from custody unless they are confident that you will show up in court for all required hearings and trial. If you can show that you are not likely to run away and you have substantial contacts in the community that require you to stay in the area, the court can release you on your own recognizance. 

Defendants who are not released on their own recognizance will usually pay some amount in bail. Bail is simply an amount of money that is deposited with the court to ensure that you show up for all court proceedings. You can post your bail in cash with the court, and you will then be released from custody. However, if you fail to show up in court, you forfeit the money to the court. Sometimes due to the severity of the crime and the court’s uncertainty about whether a defendant will show up for trial, a large bail will be set.

Read the full article here – http://www.attorneys.com/felonies/how-does-bail-work

But then you maybe left asking yourself “just how is the bail amount arrived at?”, or “what information do I need when contacting the bonding agent?”, and “where do I go to post the bail?”. These questions and more were covered wonderfully in a post by AboutBail.com

 Who and what determines a person’s bail amount?

The bail amount is set by a judge during a bail hearing. The judge will consider a variety of factors, including the severity of the crime, previous convictions, the defendant’s ties to the community, family, and whether or not they have steady employment. 

How Bail Bonds Work Bail Amount

Why do I need to hire a bail agent?

If you cannot afford bail, you need to hire a bail agent. You will pay a small fee to the agent, who will take on the responsibility of the full bail amount.

What information do I need when contacting a bail agent?

When contacting a bail agent, make sure you know:

  • The full name of the person in jail
  • What jail they are in
  • Their booking number
  • The charges
  • Any other information you can get

Where do I go to post the bond?

The bail agent will usually meet you at the jail to post the bond, though in some cases they may be willing to come to your home. If you are not in the same city as the defendant all paperwork and payments can be handled electronically or over the phone.

Read the rest of the article here – http://www.aboutbail.com/pages/how-bail-bonds-work

Also, here is a great short video for those of you that don’t like to read and would rather just watch to learn –

 

If you have a friend or loved one that has been arrested and in jail in Cobb County, Fulton or other various counties located in Georgia please visit our website to get in touch with us and get them released as fast as possible!

Find Out If You Have An Outstanding Warrant

You may be in the situation where you may think that there is a warrant out for your arrest in the state of Georiga. What are you to do?

First, don’t panic. You can easily find out without costing you a dime, then go ahead a line up a bondsman to post your bail for you when you turn yourself in as well as an attorney to help you through this difficult process. Remember not to be ashamed or intimidated by having to call these two professionals. They need your business as much as you need their help.

Instead of writing a complete new article about how to find out if you have a warrant, we found this one from  FreeAdvice.com that explains it very well and thought we would share –

outstanding warrants

How do I find out if I have an outstanding warrant?

You can find out if you have an outstanding warrant by looking up your name on your local court’s website. A court website may have a searchable public records section with information about outstanding warrants available to the general public. If the website does not have a searchable public records section, call the clerk of court or county clerk. States are divided up into circuits in which criminal cases are heard. Typically, these circuits are numbered. You should have some paperwork from the clerk of court, such as a letter or hearing notice that should provide you with the circuit number and the phone number for the clerk of court.

Do I Have a Warrant?

When you call the clerk of the court, ask if there is an outstanding warrant for “Person X” (your name) in a criminal or civil case. Have your case number, name, birth date, and if possible, Social Security number, in hand. Avoid identifying yourself as the person for whom a warrant was issued. You should not have trouble getting an answer about a criminal case, most data in criminal cases are public record.

Certain civil cases may not be public record. States have different rules about which civil cases are public record. The cases that are most unlikely to be public record are family (dependency or divorce) and juvenile delinquency cases. Civil domestic violence cases, which involve protective, peace, or restraining orders, are also unlikely to be public record. If you believe that records from your case will be restricted, consider working with a bail bondsman or an attorney.

 

If you are in the state of Georgia and find out you have a warrant and are going to be temporarily detained and in need of a bail bondsman, contact us by visiting the appropriate website page at www.Get-Outta-Jail-GA.com for the county or city that you need to be released from for either yourself or someone else. Should you need our help, we look forward to speaking with you.