Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night by a phone call informing you that a friend or loved one has been arrested. If your first instinct is to try and get them out of jail immediately, you aren’t alone. It is possible to get someone out of jail any time of day or night. However, it depends on how you bail them out; not all options are available in the middle of the night.
Bailing Someone Out
A bail bondsman, like us at Santa Clarita Bail Bonds, can bail someone out of jail any time of day or night – including weekends and major holidays. But only a licensed bail bondsman can do so. Should you try to bail someone out yourself via paying the court clerk you have to do it during the Santa Clarita Courthouse Business Hours (the hours are usually the same for other courts in the county or state). The courthouse isn’t open in the middle of the night, on weekends, or federal holidays. As such, when someone is arrested at night, you’ll have to wait until the court opens up in the morning (or in a few days if the arrest happens on or right before a weekend or federal holiday during which the courts are closed).
The Bail Bond Process
The bail bond process is pretty much the same no matter what time of day or night you call. To bail someone out at night, start by calling and providing us with some identifying information on the person you want to bail out of jail. Don’t worry what time of night it is, whether it’s a weekend or holiday. We take calls 24/7, 365 days a year.
Once we have the necessary info on the defendant, we’ll use it to locate them within the jail system and verify their eligibility for bail. After that, you fill out and sign our short, simple bail bond application forms. We’ll provide you with a receipt, and then immediately dispatch an agent to the jail to post the bond. Your friend or loved one will be released once they are processed out.