Who Should Post Bail: The Defendant or Family Member

  • Post published:September 8, 2018
  • Post category:Bail Bonds

We understand the dread that takes over when you receive a phone call that a family member has been arrested. Desperate to help you may find yourself wondering what happens next? Who posts bail? Do you or do they? In short, the answer to this question is, “Yes!” In today’s post we’re going to share with you why a family member or a defendant can post bail. And why there is no wrong answer to this question. Let’s begin by examining why a family member could post bail.

Who Should Post Bail: The Defendant or Family Member

  • Family

There are a lot of pro’s when it comes to having a family member post bail. For example, they have unrestricted access to the internet or wifi. Which gives them the ability to thoroughly research local bail bond agencies and agents. Not only that but they are able to call agencies and ask any questions they may have regarding bail. This is also a bonus because depending on the case they could have it arranged so that the defendant is released right after booking. Or immediately the next day. One thing to keep in mind about posting bail for a family member is that you are accepting responsibility for the defendant and the bail bond. Be sure that it is a responsibility you can shoulder.

  • Defendant

When it comes to the defendant posting their own bail there is one major drawback. That is their access to resources we take for granted. Such as access to the internet and the ability to make countless phone calls. However, when a defendant posts their own bail they alone shoulder the responsibility. Not only that but depending on the institution that they are being held at they are given access to resources in order to contact bail bond agents.

At All Day All Night Bail Bonds we understand that each case is different. Whether a family member or a defendant wishes to post bail we are standing by to help! Contact our outstanding team today!