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Can You Bail Someone Out Of Jail Without Money?

Custom agreements can be made to accept partial payments over time or even using valuables and collateral, such as jewelry, a car or a house.

Since bail bonds companies are privately owned, it is up to the agents or owners discussing your case with you to determine whether collateral is acceptable.  They will also take previous court appearance history into consideration, perhaps your credit, work history, provable income, and whether or not you have a co-signer.

Can You Bail Yourself Out Of Jail With A Credit Card?

Bail is usually cash only. If all you have is a credit card and don’t have the cash to cover the full bail amount during the time of the arrest, you won’t be able to use it. You’ll have to call a friend or family to come to pay the fee for you or hire a bail bond service, in which you would pay 10% of the total bail fee to the bondsman, and that 10% is non-refundable.

Why Can’t You Bail Yourself Out Of Jail?

You have to have cash on hand if you want to bail yourself out on the spot. Most people don’t have cash on hand to cover a bail bond, which can range from $500 to $10,000 and up.