Bail Allows you to Keep your Job, Here is What to Do
The simple answer is that you need to get bailed out of jail as quickly as possible.
A bail bondsman can help you do that. Here’s what we, at 3-D Bail Bonds, recommend from our experience:
Getting bailed out in time for work
You need to speak to the people who can help you process your bail fast. Bail bondsmen can help with this 24/7. They are experts in processing bail quickly, day or night, and even at weekends. They can help you to fill in the necessary paperwork and answer any questions you have.
Bail bondsmen can prepare the necessary paperwork ready for when you’re able to get out legally.
It’s easier said than done, but if you remain calm, then you may have a better chance at a clear head.
Thousands of people get bailed out within hours every day, keeping calm will help you to provide all the needed information to process bail smoothly.
Getting your bail amount
In most cases, jurisdictions have pre-set bail amounts depending on different criteria. You won’t usually need to have your case seen by a judge to determine the bail amount.
Most of the time, you can start posting bail immediately. That’s why you should contact a bondsman as soon as possible to start the process.
Getting bailed out at night
Things can sometimes be a little slower at night, but the key is to gather the right facts and information as soon as you can. If you can’t get bailed in the night, it should all be ready by the morning (most cases); assuming you can get any needed funds together. The bail service agency posts bail around the clock. They accept a variety of payments, including credit cards, which makes getting bailed out at night easier.
A bail bondsman can help with this, they may have financing offers to help.
Getting bailed out during the weekends
Don’t worry about missing work if you are arrested over the weekend. You can still get bailed out just as easily on the weekend as during the week. For bail bond agencies, it’s business as usual. Most work seven days per week and even during holidays. Assuming your bail schedule is pre-determined (most of the time it is) and you have been arrested for a minor/straightforward crime, then you should be able to get bailed out just as quickly.
Can’t make it back in time for work?
If you’re not able to get bailed out from jail in time for your shift, you have a few options:
- Ask someone to cover your shift
- Call and ask for a personal day off
- Use a vacation day if you have one available
- Choose whichever is most appropriate to your employer
Do you need to tell your work you’ve been arrested?
Nope, in most cases you don’t need to tell your employer you have been arrested, or even if you end up getting convicted. The only occasions you would need to say anything are when your employer has specifically asked you to, or it’s in your employment contract.
Generally, employers will wait for the case to be settled before deciding how to handle the situation. If they find that you are innocent or charges have been dropped, then they should hopefully forget the situation.
You can face serious consequences if your employer requires you to inform them about any arrests/charges, and you fail to do so; you may even get fired.
Not sure if you need to tell your employer or not? You can usually find out from:
- Your employment contract
- Your employee handbook
- Your company code of conduct
- The company website
- The human resource department
Follow these tips and get bailed out of jail as soon as possible, to avoid losing your job. When circumstances are unavoidable, and you happen to lose your job, here are some recommendations to secure a job after an arrest.