If you expect to be released on your own recognizance or if you have the means and ability to tie up thousands of dollars of your personal finances until your court date, you do not need a bail bondsman to get you out of jail. Court dates can range from weeks to months or even years from an arrest date. The bail bond system is meant to help people bear the financial burden of posting bail without spending their life savings on securing bail.
However, the reasons for hiring a bail bondsman are not strictly financial. A professional and experienced bail bondsman will assist you through the process. They work daily within your local legal system and are intimately familiar with the process. Bondsmen know their way around the courts which contributes to getting you out of jail as fast as possible.
Bail bondsmen lessen your financial burden by paying your bail bond to the court clerk. They are there to support you through the entire process, so you understand what is happening. A reputable and reliable bondsman will answer all of your questions and walk through the process with you. There are few things more stressful than being arrested and spending time in jail. No one should navigate that alone.