Imagine waking up to a call from a friend or maybe a family member in the middle of the night and they are asking you to come bail them out for a DUI. What do you do? You might go an immediately bail them out, but sometimes the bail amount is high, and you may be in a tight spot financially. You don’t have to be ashamed of taking a minute to consider whether or not you should bail them out. Every situation is different but we hope this helps you make the decision.

If money is tight for you, then your best option is going to be using a bail bond agent. Instead of having to come up with the total amount, all you have to pay is a percentage of the bail bond. Each state is different, but in Indiana, the bail bond agent percentage is due up front. While we can help you make this decision, we would suggest giving us a call and talking to us about the bail bond process. In many cases it is much simpler then you might think and the cost for you is low.


If you decide to use a bail bond agent to post bail for a friend, you will pay the bail bond agent, and they will then put up the entire amount that the judge has set. The bail bond agency fee is not refundable, this is the fee that covers the cost of them putting up the money for you. You are creating a contract with the bail bond agent stating that the person you bail out will show up for the required court dates. The only other options you have is to either leave the friend or loved one in prison or put up the entire amount yourself. While this may be doable for a small bail amount, it isn’t uncommon for bail to cost $10,000.


You will have to make the call as to whether or not you think that the person that you contract with a bail bond company to bail out will be trustworthy enough to return for the court date. There are serious consequences for everyone involved if the defendant doesn’t return for their court dates. So make sure that if you are going to contract with a bail bond company to put up the funds to release your loved one from jail that you follow through the agreement. In most cases, this isn’t an issue, and it usually is a much better plan to post their bail so they can be with family and friends as much as possible. A-1 Bail Bond service is available 24/7 to help you and your loved one in the event that they need bail. We will be there to help you, and make the process simple and as fast as possible.