Sometimes, a momentary lapse of judgement, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, can land a friend or loved one in jail. During times like this, it’s important to contact a bail bondsman to secure their release as soon as you can. We at Santa Clarita Bail Bonds would like to list 3 important benefits to making sure your friend or loved one is out on bail:
News spreads quickly, and the longer someone is in police custody, the faster news will spread of their incarceration. When someone is released from jail quickly, it’s much easier to handle the court process privately.
When an individual remains in jail prior to their court date, they are transported from the jail to the court with very little, if any, contact with the outside world. When someone is released via bail bond, they can use their freedom to obtain private legal counsel or the services of a public defender – both of which can be incredibly beneficial. Obtaining legal counsel beforehand can have a significant impact on the court process, and sometimes lead to a reduction in charges or even a dismissal.
Retention of Employment/Housing
If you can’t make it in to work for a prolonged period of time, you’re probably going to get fired. When someone is bailed out of jail quickly, they can immediately return to work and avoid losing their job. If the defendant is a student, the same principle applies.
Aside from being able to show up for work, when a defendant is freed on bail, they will be able to continue to make mortgage/rental payments and ensure that they have a home to come back to once their time in the legal system is through.
Ultimately, spending time in custody awaiting trial can be incredibly stressful. Bailing someone out of jail will allow them to continue their life and take the proper steps to ready themselves for their court date.