Can’t I get out of jail without any help? To be honest, there are times when you may not need a bail bond agent. For example, if you’ve been arrested for your very first time and the offense is minor then you may be released on your own recognizance. This means you don’t have bail, and simply need to sign a document promising to appear for future court hearings. However, if this is not your first time in jail or you’ve been charged with a serious crime such as assault or murder then your will most likely have to post bond to get out. In this case, you may need an experienced bail bondsman agent on your side.