It’s already stressful enough to either have someone you love behind bars or to be behind those bars yourself. Can you even imagine how much more stressful it would be if your loved one were incarcerated in another state? Well, don’t fret. It is, usually, very possible to bail someone out from another state. However, the process is a little more complicated than with regular bail bonds. Let’s break it down.
Step 1 – Gather The Necessary Information
Before you can even begin the process of bailing someone out from across state lines, you will first need to gather all the necessary information. Make sure you have the defendant’s:
- Date of birth
- Arresting charge
- Jail or detention center location
- The arresting agency (police department, sheriff, etc.)
- A booking number
- The set bail amount
Unfortunately, since different states have different regulations and laws surrounding the bail process, your experience in getting a bail bond may vary. Fortunately, though, the expert bondsmen here at ABC Bail Bonds can help.
Step 2 – Contact ABC Bail Bonds for Assistance
Bail is expensive. It’s even more costly when trying to bail someone out from another state. That added expense is why (unless you’re exceedingly wealthy) it’s always in your best interest to hire a bondsman from ABC Bail Bonds for help.
Additionally, our bondsmen are well-versed in bail laws and regulations in several states. So, with us, you’re guaranteed the best help that money can buy. Remember, the process and costs behind bail differ from state to state. So, having someone on your side, that knows those processes is always in your best interest.
Step 3 – Jump Through All The Extra Hoops
Bailing someone out from another state involves extra steps (for good reasons). Generally, you will need to go through additional steps to verify your identity, and you will need to sign several documents confirming said identity. Additionally, you will need to guarantee the court that you will pay (and that you can pay) if the arrested person tries to skip bail.
Also, just like with an in-state bail bond, you will need to fill out and file all the necessary paperwork. However, since you’re not (usually) close enough to the defendant’s location to do so in person, you’ll have to do so electronically. Electronic paperwork has a nasty little habit of disappearing, too.
Let Us Take Care Of It For You
We know how stressful it is to have a loved one arrested, especially if they are in a different state. When you need bail fast, call the team of experienced bail bondsmen here at ABC Bail Bonds. As members of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States, you can trust us and all other member companies with your case. We’ll walk you through every step of the process and have your loved one out as soon as possible.
If you are in need of a reputable PBUS member to help you with bail bonds in Oakland, we recommend Bad Boys Bail Bonds. As a member of PBUS ourselves, we are proud to help you find the help you need, no matter where you are.