Being in jail is stressful, so it's understandable you'd want to get out of there right away. How long it takes to get released from jail, though, depends on several factors, such as the day and time you were arrested and the charges levied against you. Taking those things into consideration, here are two quick ways to get released from jail.
Use Bail Schedules
You can get released from jail almost as soon as you're processed by making use of the bail schedule. This is a form listing all the recommended bail amounts for different types of crimes. Police keep these on hand specifically so people can bail themselves out rather than wait to be arraigned by a judge.
However, there are a few drawbacks to using the bail schedule. These schedules typically only list bail amounts for low-level misdemeanors. People charged with felonies and high-level misdemeanors, such as DUI and fatal assault, would have to wait for a judge to set bail.
Another issue is that the bail amounts are often higher than what a judge may set. This is only a problem, though, if you intend to pay the full cash bail. If you use a bondsman, you only have to pay a fee equal to a percentage of the bail amount (usually 10%), which is easier on the wallet.
At the end of the day, though, bail schedules are the way to go if you want to get out of jail fast. Once you learn how much you owe, contact a bail agency for help getting released.
Hire a Bail Bond Agent
The second quickest way to get out of jail is to contract with a bail bond company. As noted previously, you only have to pay a small fee to the agent instead of the full bail amount. This saves time since you won't have to wait for the person paying the bail to get the money together, which could take some time if it's a large amount
Additionally, bail agents are usually available any time of the day or night and they can be found in just about every state. So, even if you and the person you called lived in different places, they could still work with a bondsman over the phone or computer to get you released.
For help getting yourself out of police custody or more information about bail bonds in general, contact a local bondsman.