There may be a time in life when, unfortunately, you or a loved one gets arrested and sent to jail. This could be for a minor crime or a more serious offense. If that is the case, you will want to know your differing options going forward to ultimately remedy your situation. The following are some things to consider if you find yourself dealing with this.
1. Await Trial
For whatever reason, you may simply want to wait to see a judge for a ruling on your case. This may be practical if you believe the process will be quick or you cannot or are unwilling to meet the court’s requirements for bailing or bonding out of jail. These can vary widely on a case-by-case basis and should be carefully considered.
2. Post Your Own Bail or Bond
If you can afford to do so, you may opt to post your own bail or bond for release from jail. In some minor criminal matters or under other circumstances, the court may consider releasing you on your own recognizance, meaning you would not pay a monetary sum but would swear to return for future hearings on the matter and comply with any other associated requirements.
3. Seek the Services of a Bondsman
A Montgomery County bail bonds service can assist you with posting bail. They do charge a service fee; however, this is many times the best and most accessible option available. Many of these services are available around the clock to assist.
Deciding which of these options, or potential other solutions, to pursue can be a difficult and complex process. It is important to pick what is the best path for you and your loved ones and know there are professionals available to help. And, whatever option you go for, remember to always report for your scheduled court appearances to avoid other penalties.