It can be overwhelming to learn that a loved one has been arrested, and even harder to know how to help. If you want to bail your loved one out of jail, you’ll first need to find out their bail amount and get in touch with a bail bondsman. There are a few ways you can find out someone’s bail amount, so we’ve put together a guide to help you through the process.
A-EZ Out is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you secure your loved one’s release, and we can post bail in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton County.
Attend the Bail Hearing
If bail hearings in your area are open to the public, you might be able to attend your loved one’s hearing. Bail hearings rarely require a jury, and the only people required to attend are the presiding judge, the defendant, and a defense attorney to represent the defendant. In most cases, the bail hearing must happen within 48 hours of the defendant’s arrest.
Call the Courthouse
If the bail hearing has already happened, you can call the courthouse and request information about the bail amount. You’ll be required to give information about the defendant, like their name, address, date of birth, and possibly their case or inmate number. Courthouse numbers can be found online or in the government pages of your phonebook.
Ask a Lawyer
If your loved one has chosen to be represented by an attorney, the court will disclose the bail amount to the defendant’s lawyer. You can call the defendant’s attorney after the bail hearing to get their bail amount, but you’ll be required to give a lot of the same information about the defendant.
Ask a Bondsman
Bail bondsmen exist to uphold surety on a bail bond, meaning their job is to guarantee the defendant will appear in court after they’re released from jail. There are many benefits to hiring a bail bondsman instead of paying the bail on your own- you can set conditions of release, navigate the system with an experienced professional on your side, set up a payment plan, and any collateral you put up will be secured by the bail bond agent until you can get it back. Calling a bail bondsman also means you won’t have to search for inmate numbers and bail amounts on your own. At A-EZ Out, we can locate and write bonds for any inmate in the Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton counties.
Bail Your Loved One Out with A-EZ Bail Bonds
If your loved one has been arrested, they shouldn’t have to await their trial in jail. Staying in jail could cause your loved one to miss work, school, bills, and important family time. We know it can be overwhelming to bail a loved one out of jail, which is why A-EZ Out is here to help. Our bail bondsmen can write bail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to helping defendants get out on bail and back to their families. Call A-EZ Out to get in touch with an experienced bail bondsman today!