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How the Bail Bonds Process Works

Locate

The very first step in any bail situation is to locate a reliable bail bonds agent. Luckily, if you’re on this page, you’ve already found one! The expert bail bonds professionals here at J&J Bail Bonds Agency, Inc. are here to provide you with bail bonds in MI. We provide bail bonds in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and almost every Michigan County.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today.

Contact the Bail Bond Agent in Michigan

Step 2 in the bail bonds process in Michigan is to contact our bail bonds agency. We have agents handling our phones 24/7, and we’re always here to help you through this tough situation. Give us a call at (616) 245-8999 to get started now!

Information

Once you call our agency, the bondsman in question will ask you or your friend/relative the following:

  • What is the defendant’s (person in jail being bailed out) full legal name?

  • What is the defendant’s date of birth?

  • What is the arresting agency (Sheriff, etc)?

  • What county, city and state is the person being held in?

  • What is the booking number?

  • What is the charge?

  • How much is the bail amount?

(Your bail bond agent may also require some basic information about the accused personal history, including where they work, previous arrests, and residency information)

Payment

You will provide the J&J Bail Bonds Agency, Inc with a percentage of the total bail amount (typically 12-15% based upon the amount of the bail bond).

Contact

The bail bond agent will contact the jail facility and determine exact bail information and arrange to have your friend/relative released.

Arrangements

Your bail bond agent will contact you as soon as arrangements have been completed.

Availability

You must stay readily available. Your bail bond agent will probably need to contact you several times during the bail process, so you will need to provide them with a phone number where they can reach you. They may also need you to provide them with a fax number. (You can receive faxes at many grocery stores, office supply stores, and copy centers).

Be Patient

Many detention facilities (especially those in large metropolitan areas) are very slow in processing and often have their telephone lines overloaded with calls.

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