It’s a nightmare situation – you have a spouse, significant other, friend, family, or other loved one in jail and don’t know what to do. Unfortunately, the situation is all too common, because these aren’t the types of situations that we tend to plan for. If you live in Maryland, where “commercial bail” is available, you’ll find that the situation is not as dire as you may have feared. As long as bail is set and your loved one is not being held without bail, you will have the opportunity to get them released as soon as possible. If you don’t have the cash on hand to post bail, the first, and best, step is to locate a bail agent or bail bondsman near you.
Bail Agents in Maryland
Bail is now less prevalent in Maryland, as more and more defendants are being held without bail because of a misguided attempt by the state to institute what is known as “bail reform.” The result has been disastrous for many accused of crimes, since they are unable to get out of jail as they await trial. Those who would have been able to post bail in the past and now finding that option stripped away in many instances.
Does the Bail Bondsman Have to Be Near Me?
If your loved one is lucky enough to have not been negatively affected by Maryland’s bail reform, you’ll want to find a bail bondsman near you – or, more accurately, near where your loved one is in jail. That doesn’t mean you need to locate a bail agent with physical locations nearby, but what it DOES mean is that you’ll have to make sure that the bail bondsman’s company has agents nearby.
Does Fred Frank Cover all of Maryland?
Fred Frank has been serving all of Maryland for over 50 years. The company is based in Baltimore, Maryland and works with a large number of bail agents throughout the state. We can bail out a loved one on the Eastern Shore, or in Western Maryland, just as easily as we can at Baltimore’s Central Booking (in reality…probably more easily). Because our bail agents are always nearby, the process of bailing out your friend or family member can move along as quickly as possible – subject to the restrictions of the individual courts, of course.
Can You Help Me Find Out Where my Loved One is Being Held?
In instances where you’re not even certain where your loved one is being held, we can assist in locating them. This may seem like a simple matter, but it is often the case that records of those arrested are haphazard, in transit, or not available as digital systems go down. In these cases, just finding out where your friend or family member is located can be a challenge that you’ll need to overcome. We make this easy, however, as we can locate those arrested easily by tying into our vast network of agents and our intense knowledge of the Maryland judicial system.