When you or a loved one has been arrested, the only thing on your mind is getting out of jail. You’ll be given a bond after arrest. The amount of that bond is based upon the charge as well as your prior criminal history. If you are like many people and do not have the hundreds to thousands of dollars to post to get out of jail, Lackawanna County bail bonds are available. With a bail bond company helping you, getting out of jail is much easier because you need to place only 10% of the bond amount. So, if the bond amount is $10,000, you’ll pay a bail bondsman $1000. There is also a small fee of 10% – 15% charged by the bondsman companies.

But, what if you don’t have this amount even still? For serious crimes, bonds of $50,000 and higher are not uncommon. That is a lot of money for most people to come up with. Is there anything that you can do, or is it the doom of jail for you? Many bondsmen understand that money Is hard to come by and work with customers on property bonds. There are many items that you can use to make a property bond, including:

  • Investments: Do you have stocks or bonds or CDs with the bank? If you do, these items may be accepted as part of the cash of getting out of jail.
  • Real Estate: Whether you own a home, a parcel of land, a business, or other real estate, you can use this to help get out of jail.
  • Jewelry Do you have estate pieces? Expensive jewelry? These items are also oftentimes used as bonds.

You can use more than one form of property to get out of jail, in addition to cash.