You can post a jail bond as soon as bail is set in your specific case. Typically bail is set during a first court appearance. This hearing takes place within 24 hours of an arrest at the local courthouse. Sometimes, a defendant will be transported to the courtroom for the hearing or they will appear via a video monitor from a special room at the jail. Once a judge sets bail, then, by law, you’re allowed to post bond to get your loved one out. As we mentioned earlier, they are several jail bond types to consider when posting bail. Rush Bail Bonds handles all Jail Bond Types! Call (256) 217-5152 today! Our agents have the experience to get you home fast! Let our family help yours!