When you are in need, Gerald Madrid Bail Bonds are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help and to answer any questions you may have about bail bonds, warrants, and jails. We have provided affordable bail bonds to residents of Albuquerque and the surrounding areas, including Santa Fe, Los Lunas, Gallup, and Lincoln County, since 1984. We can even help if you are out of state. All conversations are 100% confidential. Contact us today!
The first thing you need to do after being notified that your loved one has been arrested is find out what the charges are, what jail they are in, and then identify a bail bondsman. The most important first step: after you have been notified of the arrest, call a bail bondsman.
One thing Gerald Madrid’s Bail Bond business can promise you is that we will answer your call at any time, day or night, 24/7, including holidays – the first time you call. Time is of the essence in these matters, so if you get an answering machine when you call a bondsman, that is not a good sign. The bondsman needs to start working with you, and the jail, as soon as possible after the arrest. If things don’t happen quickly, there is a chance the individual can be moved to another jail and go through the booking process again, an unneeded step that increases the difficulty for the individual and you.
I have been in the bail bond business for four decades, and know the bail bond industry inside and out. I am proud to be President of the New Mexico Bail Bond Association since 2013, as well as my teaching of pre- and post-licensing courses to bail producers for the New Mexico Department of Insurance. In 2014, I was very humbled to be awarded the Professional Bondsmen of the United States (PBUS) Man of the Year
We have offices around the state, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Lincoln County, Los Lunas, and Gallup. So we have extended reach around the state, and we are working on opening up offices in southern New Mexico.
In summary, the immediate action you must take after finding out the news of an arrest, is to call a bail bondsman.
You can find bail bondsmen in a number of ways. You can do a search on Google, or another search engine such as Bing, look in the Yellow Pages, or ask friends who might have been in the same situation at one time. When you try and contact a bail bondsmen, you should be very leery if they don’t answer the phone when you call. You will obviously be searching for immediate help, so if the company you contact doesn’t answer your call, move on to the next one on your list. It is better to call than to email as you will get a more immediate response to your questions.
After finding a bail bondsman that you are comfortable with, you should describe your situation on the phone and then go down to his office. The bondsman should have already contacted the jail to determine the situation. They also should have started the paperwork to get them released.