Many people who get arrested lack the financial resources and relational support to bail out. Some people can be forced to stay in jail for long periods of time for minor offenses, losing jobs and negatively impacting their children, simply because they lack the financial means to get out. This is perpetuated if they lose the only source of income they had as a result of their arrest. Fortunately, there are several ways to address this issue. 

Local Bail Bondsman

By contacting a local bail bondsman, you will only be charged a portion of the actual amount of the bail. Normally, this amount averages 10 to 20 percent of the total amount of bail. This creates a more realistic opportunity to bail out a loved one and avoids the additional negative consequences of landing in jail. Many people find this to be a viable option, and there are generally multiple companies surrounding the jail area who provide services. 

Your Own Network

We are connected today more than ever. If you are not able to secure the funds to bail out your loved one on your own or through immediate family, you can move to your bigger network. Social media allows access to people who may want to support your loved one, but who you may not have immediately thought to lend a hand. Always consider your loved one's privacy when going this route by being intentional about who you ask, and sending them a private message. 

Nonprofits

There are now nonprofits specifically geared toward bail bonds. They understand the needs of the community and the restrictions that can keep some good people in bad situations. They also know that sometimes people just need a hand up. Nonprofits function similarly to bail bondsmen, but nonprofits do not turn a profit. As a result, you may not have to come out of pocket for anything. They will want to make sure your loved one meets all their requirements for posting bond.
There are several options for getting someone out of jail quickly so that they can move on with life. Each can be equally effective. It is just a matter of finding what works best for you. 
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