You may never think about applying for bail for yourself or a friend, but then again, no one expects calls in the middle of the night about bail opportunities. Yet sometimes the last person you would expect to get arrested can wind up making that call over something like drunk driving Here are ways to deal with the bail application to help take the emotion out of an arrest.
Bail Application Items:
- Full name
- Date and place of birth
- Social security number
- Email address
- Physical description
- Vehicle description
- Phone number
- Address and proof of residence
- Address and proof of employment, work schedule
- Address of high school attended
If the applicant is an alien from another country, you will need to provide an I.N.S. A number, since the case will likely be tied to an immigration court case. This number will help you stay up to date with the status of the case, which can be found at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at 1-800-898-7180.
You will need to provide a list of references that include addresses and phone numbers. These individuals may be contacted if the defendant skips bail. You will also need to provide information about any previous arrests of the suspect or bonds to get out of jail.
Make sure the handwriting on the application is easy to read, or the information may be considered useless and the application may get rejected. If any information cannot be verified, you may think about an early surrender or revocation as an alternative. Just make sure the application information is accurate.