I just received a strange automated call from a jail. What do I do?:
One thing you can probably count on is that the call is actually legitimate. Many times folks will call us the next morning to check the legitimacy of a "jail call" because they figured it was a scam or a wrong number. Sometimes a person in custody only has a small amount of time (not necessarily the "1 call rule" Hollywood perpetuates or urban legend has it) to get a hold of a loved one or bail bondsman for free. If you miss that window of opportunity to take your loved one's call, they may be moved to an are where the detention center call get expensive! These collect calls can often go only to land lines or certain exclusive cell phone providers. Often you need to follow the prompts and set up a "prepaid" account to your specific phone line and pay upfront with a debit or credit card. Unused minutes are often fairly easily refundable through the jail's contracted communication provider.
Another option you'll have is to just contact your bail bondsman quickly as he/she has access to additional information that can help you during a time of stress. We understand how the late night call that a loved on is in jail feels like a punch in the gut. We are skilled and quick to help you!
If you are worried about your loved one or friend thinking you've abandoned them by not taking the calls, that's more reason to get them bailed out asap! That is what we do better than any other bail bonds agency in Las Vegas. Within 20 minutes of phone approval, that bail is usually posted! No need for you to drive downtown to see us late at night. No need to try your luck and see other grumpy bondsmen in the wee hours. No need to call folks who seem "put out" that you woke them up at 2am. Give us the chance to solve some of your problems. Your loved one will be elated to hear that correction officer call their name to let 'em know that their bail has been posted!
A HOPE BAIL BONDS
800 S. Casino Center Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89101 (the brown building with the red, white, and blue signs!!)
24 hours a day service over the phone!!