How to Bail Someone Out of Jail in Nebraska

Nobody wants to go to jail. When it happens to our friends and family, we want to help. But before you do, here are some things to know. Here’s how to bail someone out of jail in Nebraska.

Every state has different laws on bail, and every county in Nebraska can do things a little bit differently. The most important thing to know that there generally is no bail bondsman in Nebraska.

So how do you get your loved one out of jail and back home? Read on and find out.

How to Bail Friends and Family Out of Jail in Nebraska

How does bonding someone out of jail work?

Bonding or bailing someone out jail involves you posting money with the court or the county jail. This money is meant to help guarantee the person’s appearance in court. If they do not show up for court, you would lose the money you posted.

Can you bond someone out of jail right away?

It depends. Bonds must be set by either a judge or by a predetermined schedule. If the judge has not set the bond yet, you can’t bail out a person until it is set. Even if a bond is set, it still make take a while to bond someone out. Jails are very slow at booking in and booking out inmates.

Can you bail someone out of jail on the weekend?

If the bond has been set, you can usually bail someone out on the weekend by bringing the bond money to the county jail. Call the jail and confirm where to go to bring the money.

Can you bail someone out of jail with a debit card?

No. Most jails and courts do not accept debit cards, credit cards or checks. Be prepared to bring cash.

Does Nebraska have bail bondsman?

No.

What is 10 percent bail?

10% bail or a percentage bond, means that you need to post 10% of the amount of the bond. So if the bond is $1000, 10% bond, you would need to post $100. The state will take 10% of what you post at the end of the case, so you would receive $90 back.

Will I get my money back if I post bail for someone?

It depends. If your friend or family member doesn’t show up for court or violates a condition of bond, the court could forfeit his bond and would lose that money.

What happens after a person bonds out of jail?

A person that bonds out of jail is required to return to court on the next court date. The judge can impose additional restrictions like “no contact” provisions or provisions prohibiting the use of drugs or alcohol. Any specific conditions should be spelled out on the bond paperwork.

What if the bail is too high?

If the bail is too high, your friend or loved one can ask the judge for a reduction. An experienced criminal defense attorney can also help in this circumstance to lower bail and speed up the process of getting out.

How to Bail Someone Out of Jail in Nebraska

  1. Find the jail that where your friend or family member is being held.

    As a general rule, your loved one will be taken to the county jail in the county he or she was arrested. Usually the jail is located in the county seat. Some counties don’t have a jail and take people to neighboring county jails.

  2. Call the county jail.

    Confirm that your friend or loved one is being held and ask them what the bond is. It is possible that there may be no bond set yet.

  3. Find out where you can post the bond.

    In many counties, you can post bail at either the county jail or the courthouse during business hours. Ask the jailer where you can post bond.

  4. Confirm how much money you will need to bring.

    You will need to bring cash to post bail for someone in Nebraska. Many times bonds are “percentage bonds,” which means that you must post 10% of the bond amount. So a $10,000 percentage bond would require that you post $1,000 cash for release.

  5. Know what you are getting into.

    When you post bond, you need to know that there is a chance you won’t get that money back. If your friend or loved one misses court or violates a condition of the bond, the court can revoke the bond and you would lose your money. In addition, the court will take 10% of any percentage bond posted. So if you post $1,000, you will only get $900 back at the end of the case.

Conclusion

Bailing out friends and family can be stressful. Not only will you have to put money up, but you will have to do some leg work to find out where and how to get them out of jail.

If your friend or loved one has been arrested, he or she is also going to need an attorney. You can contact us anytime to set up a free initial review of the case.

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