When you are arrested the first thing typically on your mind is bond and how to bond out. Going to any jail, including the Riley County Jail, is an uncomfortable experience and usually once you’re there you want to get out as soon as possible. Unless you have a large amount of liquid cash sitting in a bank account, or your bond is extremely low, you will probably need the use of a Riley County bail bondsman. This bondsman will “post bond” for you and in exchange you will pay 10% of the bond. This bondsman now becomes indebted to the courts for the amount of the bond if you fail to show up. This means every bondsman who bails you out has a vested interest in you showing up to court. They will actively find you in the event you fail to appear.
For something like a DUI in Riley County, most bond amounts will be between $500.00 and $1,000.00. For felonies, violent crimes, or for defendants who are deemed a “flight risk” bonds can be much, much higher.
A bondsman who is available 24/7 is going to be your best bet for bonding out of jail as soon as possible. The sooner you’ve bonded out the sooner you can contact a Riley County Criminal Defense Attorney about your case. The sooner an attorney is on your case, the sooner he or she can begin helping you achieve a speedy, discrete resolution of your legal issue.
If you need an attorney but can’t afford to bond out because your bond is too high, you may have a family member contact an attorney for you or make a collect call to an Manhattan, KS lawyer who can assist you. You may have an option for a bond reduction at your first appearance or some other way to put up collateral in order to satisfy your 10% bond requirement.