After you or someone you care about is arrested in Tulsa, the first thing that comes to mind usually involves how to bond out of jail. Many arrests occur in the early hours of the morning — or late at night as it might be if your friend was arrested after a night out on the town. The late hour can cause you to wonder, is it too soon to call the bondmsan? Should you wait until start of business?
The answer to most questions about when to call a bail bondsman in Tulsa Ok is simple. Call the Tulsa bail bond agent the first chance you get. Here’s why.
About Tulsa Bail Bonds
In all but the most serious charges, bail bond amounts in Tulsa are set according to a pre-determined bond schedule available to jailers and to Tulsa bail bondsmen. You or your friend will probably not need to wait until the weekend is over to appear before a judge and find out how much bond you will need to post. As soon as the booking process is finished, you can post bond. The sooner you get started, the sooner you or your friend will be out of jail.
To be honest, there are exceptions. If you cannot afford an attorney and need a public defender, Tulsa courts might not consider you indigent if you can afford bond. If the court does not consider you indigent, you will not get a public defender. Not everybody agrees with the court, but the message seems to be that you would be better off sitting in jail and eventually going to court with an attorney than bonding out then showing up in court unrepresented.
That is a matter for the courts to determine. If you strongly believe you need a public defender, and are willing to wait in jail days, weeks or even months until your case goes to court, maybe you should not bond out. If you were arrested on a charge for which you know you were guilty, you know you cannot pay fines and truly believe you will eventually be sentenced to serve jail time, you might want to stay in jail. You can most likely get credit for time served.
For Your Own Good, Bond Out Now
But really, is that you? If you have a job, you probably do not want to explain to your employer that you missed work because you were sitting in jail. If you live with family, they probably need you at home – not in jail. Visiting you in jail takes time out of their daily schedule, and can be traumatic for children. From inside the jail, you can only place collect calls. Those calls can be extremely expensive for whomever accepts the call.
Jailers are obligated by law to provide a safe place while a person is in detention, but realistically, jail is not a safe place. Others in jail can be mentally unstable, coming down from drug addictions, or just inclined to violence. An unwanted conflict or even a false allegation by another inmate can lead to more charges – while you are in jail. Any situation that forces large numbers of people into close quarters can pose health risks – including the risk of contagious diseases. Jail food is not the healthiest fare, either.
Beyond the practical inconvenience, physical risks and health risks, being in jail can incur some social stigmas. Being in jail is not good for your reputation. On top of all that, being locked up, told when to sit and when to stand, when to eat and what to eat is just not what anybody wants. It can be emotionally and psychologically difficult.
The time to get out of jail is as soon as possible. The time to call the bail bondsman is as soon as you get access to a phone. If there is more information you need, your Tulsa Ok bail bondsman can help you. A bail bond agent in Tulsa has been through the process before and knows what you will need to get out of jail, or to get someone close to you out of jail.
Free Tulsa Bail Bond Consultation: (918) 932-2888
For a free, no obligation consultation about bail bonds in Tulsa, Oklahoma, or in surrounding counties, call Badass Bail Bonds now. Call (918) 932-2888.