Process & Rates

Bail Procedures

The three steps below provide detailed information on how the bail process works.

1. Bail Amount Set by the Court

After an arrest, the court will set a bail amount, which varies based on the charges and other contributing factors. This is done as a way of making sure that the defendant appears at the scheduled court date (or dates) following his or her release from jail.

2. Contact Bail Nation

After the bail amount is set, the first thing to do is contact Bail Nation for free initial bail information. We will put our expertise and experience to work for you immediately. Simply provide us with some basic information like the defendant’s name and the name of the jail or city where they are located.

3. Processing & Finalizing Release

We then work with you or your loved one and the jail to secure release by issuing a bond in the full amount of the bail set by the court. Depending on the circumstances, collateral or a co-signer may be required.
To offer services in California, a bail service provider charges a premium—a percentage of the total bail amount, typically 10%.
locations: we are available to come to you where you feel comfortable. At Bail Nation, we promise you will be treated as a valued client with respect, honesty and care. Bail Nation uses the latest cutting edge technology, which allows you to post bail for a loved one right from the comfort of your home or office. All documentation can be done online, in a safe, secure, and easy environment.