If a friend or family member has been arrested, you likely want to get them out of jail as quickly as possible. They will be in for at least a few hours because there are a few things that have to happen before they can be released. First, the police must fingerprint them and check them into the local jail. Then, the police must finish writing up the details of the arrest and forward them to the prosecutor. The prosecutor will then have to write up formal charges and send the paperwork to the court. When the arrested person is brought before the court, it will then be time for the court to determine whether it will grant bail and in what amount.
While this is happening, you can begin the process of obtaining a Bail Bond Pueblo. You will need to find out where the person is being held and gather personal information such as their name, address, and employer. You will also need to prepare an immediate form of payment, such as cash or credit card, or find something to put up as collateral. IOUs are never accepted. Although the exact amount will not be set until the defendant’s original court appearance where they see a judge, it will likely be a few thousand dollars or less for all but the most serious felonies. When looking for a Bail Bond Pueblo, the bondsmen can give you an idea of the approximate amount if you know why the person was arrested.
Once the judge sets the bail amount, you are then ready to formally arrange bond. The bond will usually be a percentage of the bail with the bond company posting the rest. They do this in exchange for both a small fee you pay as well as potential bounty fees if the defendant skips bail. If the defendant makes every court experience, both you and the bond company get back the money you posted, regardless of the outcome of the case. If they skip out however, in addition to a warrant being issued and the bondsmen possibly chasing them down, the amount paid for the Bail Bond Pueblo is forfeited.