Just as sure as flowers bloom in the warmth of the new spring season, so too, do our plans to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s a lazy weekend spent boating on any one of Georgia’s cool, sparkling lakes or rivers, or a spring break beach vacation, there will most probably be plenty of opportunities to drink alcohol and act recklessly. No matter if it’s a DUI, reckless driving, public drunkenness, or any other consequence of having had a few too many, nobody ever wants to end up in jail.

But it could happen…

Therefore, it’s important to know what to do to get out of jail as quickly as possible if you or a loved one ever end up on the wrong end of the law. Sure, nobody ever plans on such a thing, but it’s good to have a plan in case something does happen. That’s where a bail bondsman comes into play.

Find a Local Bonding Company

A reputable bonding company employs agents, known as bail bondsmen, to help you get out of jail as quickly as possible in your most desperate time of need. First, search the internet for local companies who can help you determine the bond amount, which is the amount of money a judge deems as enough to allow the arrested party to be released from jail, pending their agreement to show up in court on their scheduled date. Once the bond has been paid, the defendant is released.

Getting Bailed Out

If the bond amount cannot be paid, however, a licensed bail bond agent can charge a fee, usually equal to 10% of the bond, and “bail” the defendant out of jail, assuming the rest of the balance on the defendant’s behalf. This is called a surety bond and serves as an insurance policy for the defendant’s appearance in court on the designated date. If the defendant doesn’t make it to court on the designated date, bonding agents employ the services of legal bounty hunters to track wayward defendants down in order to bring them before the judge.

More than just money when it’s needed, a trustworthy and reputable bail bondsman can help make sense of a bewildering situation brought on by the senselessness of someone’s ill-advised springtime shenanigans. Trust a bonding agent and the experience they bring to the table in securing you or your loved one’s freedom if you find you or a loved one arrested this spring or beyond.