Read an article about bail policies in the paper so no, Iím not locked up. What happens if you are arrested far from home, or even in your own town but donít have any relatives or close friends you want to know about the situation. And you have the money in the bank to make bail. Is the jail required to take credit or debit cards like many tow impound lots are required to? Will the police drive you to the bank to get the money? Even for an extra fee? Are you able to use the police station computer to transfer money somehow to jail?
SecondGunman said: You just play your Get Out of Jail Free card. Duh... †† They work for me.†The Hamburglar uses them a lot.† †When you're not playing Monopoly, take these cards out of the game box and put them in your wallet.† Just†give one to the guard when you're taken to prison, and you're good to go. If you're accused of a 187 you might need two cards, so carry more than one.†
soundtechie said: You have a right to an attorney, they can usually arrange whatever's needed. I agree. (IANAL)
A good book with helpful information about bail is Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail† by Wes Denham (available on Amazon for $11.26). Be sure to read his description of the "bond and bust" scam that is prevalent, so that you don't fall victim to it.
I'd suggest getting a lawyer as soon as possible and let him help you.† If the bail is substantial, your attorney might advise a bail reduction hearing.† That could save you a lot of money.
You might want to memorize one or more of your credit card numbers (and their expiration dates and cvc codes).† I think bail is charged as a cash advance.† Most credit cards have a 5% cash advance fee, but some have only a 3% cash advance fee.† A very few have 0% cash advance fee† --† mainly a few credit union credit cards (such as the PenFed Promise Visa).††
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