Many people get stuck in a situation where they cannot afford the 10% bail bond fee at York County Bail Bonds. In that case, even a bail bond may not be financially possible. Let’s assume your bail bond is set at $10,000. This means you have to come up with $1,000 for your 10% of the bail bond. You will not get this money back so it presents a real financial burden. You can choose to stay in jail until your court date and avoid incurring any costs. The issue with that is that you may lose your job or school eligibility which would further set you back long term. It’s vital to obtain the financial resources to be released to avoid further damage to ones career or whatever daily responsibilities they may hold in their life. There are three general options for those that cannot afford the 10% bail bond fee.
- Ask a friend or loved one to borrow the money to cover the fee. This can present it’s own problems if you are unable to pay them back.
- Look into bail funds to sponsor you and cover your 10% bail bond fee at no charge. Charitable bail funds are limited to certain states although more are introduced on a regular basis due to the sheer need. Visit our page on bail reform for a list of charities that you can reach out to and to learn more about the growing pain and need for bail bond changes so nobody is left behind.
- Obtain a loan to cover you in the short term and allow you to make payments. Our page on bail bond financing and emergency loans will guide you through the application process.