When you need to get out of custody and do not have access to cash, the only way to get back to life is to work with a bail bondsman. The first type of bond that a bail bondsman can offer you is a surety bond. This type of bond is secured by paying 10% of the bail amount to the bondsman with the promise to show up in court when called upon. Getting this bond is generally quite easy. You or a third party representing you pay the 10% fee to the bondsman and he then posts the bail needed to get you out. If you or your loved one does not have the needed cash on hand, most bail bondsman are flexible in terms of arranging payment.