It’s a sad but unfortunate reality that many people find themselves behind bars during the most joyous time of year – the holidays. Whether your loved one is behind bars for a warrant, misdemeanor, traffic ticket or even felony charge, there’s a way to bail them out quickly without missing a beat. At A-EZ Out Bail Bonds, we believe no one should be separated from their family during the holidays, so we provide bail bond services 24/7, even on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here’s how to bail out your loved one for each arrest scenario so you can be together for the holidays.
Scenario 1: Warrant for Arrest
If a loved one is behind bars for a warrant for their arrest, you can immediately post a bail bond on their account. Bail bonds allow you to pay a small fraction, only 10%, of the total bail amount upfront. As long as your loved one agrees to attend all their court dates until their case is resolved, they will receive the bailout. If they don’t, they’ll end up with another warrant and go right back to jail.
In the case of an arrest warrant, with the money not spent on paying the entire bail amount, you may be able to afford a quality defense attorney to help them win their case.
Scenario 2: Traffic Tickets
If your loved one is arrested for unpaid traffic tickets, the best measure is to call a bail bonds company. Just a few unpaid traffic tickets can spiral into a fine upwards of thousands of dollars. Call a bail bondsman and explain the situation – they will post a 10% bond of the amount.
If you’re worried about your loved one’s driving record and fines, don’t worry – you may have the opportunity to lower the fines in court, avoiding dings on their record and keeping their insurance in check.
Scenario 3: Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are usually punishable with one year of jail time, community service, and fines. Vandalism, theft, trespassing, assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct are all classified as misdemeanor offenses.
In the case of some misdemeanors, your loved one may be able to get out on their own recognizance. However, there are some cases in which a bail bond must be posted in order for the arrestee to be released.
It’s important for your loved one to show up for their court date for a misdemeanor since misdemeanor bail bonds are just as binding as felony bail bonds. A missed court date results in another arrest and even further fines.
Scenario 4: Felonies
A felony is a non-violent or violent crime that, according to law, deserves a punishment of 366 days or more in jail. Because a felony is such a serious charge, it can stick to someone for the rest of their life, inhibiting housing and employment opportunities. Drug possession, distribution, fraud, murder, kidnapping, tax evasion, burglary, grand theft, battery, and arson all are considered felonies.
Since felonies are the most severe of crimes and carry the harshest sentences — including high fines, long jail time, and restricted rights after charges are leveled — your loved one must find legal counsel and a defense attorney as quickly as possible and pay a bail bondsman to get out of jail at 10% of the set bail amount.
A-EZ Out Bail Bonds: Open 24/7/365 for All Your Bailout Needs
If you choose A-EZ Out Bail Bonds in Dallas, there’s a simple way to bail your loved one out of jail. After bail for your loved one is set by the court, you can choose to secure a bail bond with A-EZ Out at 10% of the total bail through credit card, cash, or loan. Then, the accused will be released. Your loved one is agreeing to show up for court on all assigned dates; otherwise, they will be arrested once again, given perhaps even higher fines, and make another bail bond agreement if they wish to be released.