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When you’ve been arrested in Jackson for an alleged crime, the last thing that you need is anyone judging or interrogating you about the situation — chances are good you’ve already dealt with enough of that during your time with the police. What you need now is someone you can rely on to provide the resources for you to post bail, get home to your family, and begin to prepare for your legal defense. Smith Bail Bonds is here to help with over 20 years of local experience and service.
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After you get over the shock of being arrested, you are taken to the local jail for processing. This entails having your picture taken, as well as being fingerprinted. Once that is done, you are allowed phone calls. You can call your family and let them know what is going on, and then either you or your loved one can call your local bail bondsman. Oftentimes, it's easier to have your loved one handle this process since there may be some back and forth at play.
You or your loved one contacts Smith Bail Bonds in Charleston near Cape Girardeau. We ask some questions, gathering the information we need in order to process your bail bond. Some of the pertinent information we need is what crime you were arrested for, which jail you are in, and personal information. We will also need to know if the judge has set bail for you yet, or if you've had your bail hearing. The bail hearing usually is quick, but if you are arrested on a weekend when the courts are closed, oftentimes there are set amounts for the crime that bail will be, so we can process bail before your hearing. However, this will depend on your background as well, such as prior arrests. Once we have all the information we need, we will be able to quote you a fee.
Once you decide to contract with your local bail bondsman, you will pay us the fee. We charge a fee up to 10% of the amount of the bail. This is because we are assuming responsibility for ensuring you show up to your court date. You or your loved one will pay that upfront to us. If you don't have the money, most local bail bondsmen will lend you the bail bond money for an additional fee and if you put collateral up as well. This may take longer since the collateral has to be verified. Once the paperwork has been filed with the courts, you or your loved one is released from jail.
While being released from jail is a huge weight lifted off your shoulders, you now have a criminal defense to prepare, which oftentimes involves criminal defense attorneys and the like. You may be traumatized by the arrest itself and be feeling a turmoil of emotions. Smith Bail Bonds has over 20 years of experience in helping those who have been arrested in Charleston, Cape Girardeau, Benton, New Madrid, and more with bail bond services. We can help you navigate these difficult, often uncharted waters. We are more than just your local bail bondsman. We are here to help.
Once you arrive at your court date, your local bail bondsman is released from the promise to ensure you show up to court. However, if you don't show up to court (known as skipping bail), your bail bonds agent is now legally obligated to pay your entire bail amount to the courts. A warrant will also be issued for your arrest. Oftentimes, a bounty hunter will be hired by the bail bond company to find you and bring you back to court so that the full amount of bail won't be owed.
Smith Bail Bonds in Charleston is a 24-hour bail bonds company. We understand that most crimes that you could be arrested for, such as DUI, assault, robbery, disturbing the peace, and more happen at night. Jail is an unpleasant place to be, and it can be scary. You have no one to talk to, and you can't say anything for fear it will be held against you.
Luckily, we offer 24-hour bail bonds for your convenience. When you or a loved one calls, we'll get the bail bond process going so that you or your loved one can get out of jail as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable and friendly local bail bondsman can answer all your questions. We have intimate knowledge of the court system and work closely with local jails, prosecutors, and judges. When you partner with Smith Bail Bonds, you can rest assured you or your loved one will be taken care of.