Posting Bail on A Budget
You’ve been arrested. You know you don’t want to enter an immediate plea deal just so that you can get out of jail, but you also don’t want to fall into a financial hole because you’re in jail and can’t work. The good news is that you’re allowed to post bail. The bad news is that you are completely broke. The good news is that when you’re broke but need to post bail, there are some options. The first option many people think of is calling friends and family members to see if anyone can help them out. If the bond is low enough, this may work. The downside is that many people find that their loved ones are in the exact same position. As much as they would like to help out, they can’t because they simply don’t have the money available.
Option two is contacting Bulldog Bail Bonds in Fresno
The great thing about contacting us when you suddenly find yourself in need of bail money is that talking to us won’t cost you a penny. It doesn’t matter if you use our online chat or give us a call; our consultations are always 100% free. Even better, they are informative. No matter what time of the day or night you contact us, your consultation will be handled by a live person who has intimate knowledge of California’s bail bond process. They will listen to all of your concerns, provide you with detailed answers, and make sure you comprehend exactly what happens when you apply for a bail bond. The second great thing about turning to Bulldog Bail Bonds in Fresno when you need bail but are broke is that we won’t let a little thing like your being broke prevent you from getting a bail bond. We understand that getting arrested and needing bail money wasn’t something you budgeted for which is why we have a flexible payment plan that is both zero-interest and zero-down. That’s right. Even without any money, you can arrange for a bail bond.
While each person’s situation is different, it’s likely we will require a few things from you before we approve your application. You’ll be asked for the following:
✨ Proof of employment
✨ A co-signer
The zero down payment plan is only one of the reasons you should consider Bulldog Bail Bonds in Fresno. In addition to a great payment program, we also keep our fee at a low 10% of the total bond, provide outstanding customer service, and offer a 20% discount to qualified applicants. Are you broke and struggling to figure out how you’re going to come up with bail money? Contact us for a free consultation. We’re available 24/7.
Is Getting a Bail Bond for a Felony Charge the Same as Getting Bail for a Misdemeanor?
When you’re arrested, you will either be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony (and sometimes both depending on the circumstances of your crimes and how many charges you’re facing). While there are many similarities between getting bail for a misdemeanor and a felony, there are also some big differences.
Do You Need an Arraignment?
Many misdemeanors have a set bail schedule. This means that the booking officer can tell you exactly how high your bail is as they process you. In most cases, this means it’s possible for you to post bail right away. If you’re charged with a felony, things are different. When it comes to a felony, you will spend a little time in a cell before you can be bailed out, and the booking officer won’t be able to provide you with any information about how much bail money you’ll need. The reason is that you have to go through an arraignments process. During the arraignment, the judge will set bail and decide if any restrictions should be connected to your release. The arraignment is supposed to take place no more than 48 business hours after your arrest.
The Size of the Bail Bond You Need
The next big difference is how large a bail bond you’ll require. The bail for a misdemeanor is usually significantly lower than the bail you’ll need for a felony. The good news is that the higher bail for a felony isn’t impossible; we’re still ready and willing to write a bail bond. However, the larger figure does mean a larger fee, and it increases the odds that we’ll want collateral and a co-signer.
Most of the time, there are few restrictions attached to bail when you’re only charged with a misdemeanor. That changes when you’re facing felony charges. It’s not unusual for the judge to insist on a curfew, GPS tracking, and to severely limit the places you can go. Whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you’re not allowed to be near any of the alleged victims or to be involved with any criminal activity. Violating a single restriction will cause your bail to be revoked.