Congratulations! You have begun your path to freedom. As promised, we got your feet back on the street. Now it is time for you to download the Path to Freedom | Own Your Justice app to your smartphone and check-in within the next 24 hours. You must complete check-in on the app at your place of residence.
To complete all three steps, you must be at your place of residence.
After you download the app, you need to open the app and click on "Forms" then click on "Client Profile." The "Forms" button is between the "Home" button and "+" button at the bottom of the screen of the app. You must fill out your client profile in the app. You must also allow the app access to your device's location to complete and allow access to your photos and camera to take pictures and record video for you can check-in easily and quickly with your phone. Please read and fill out all necessary fields then click "Submit."
Now that you have completed you "Client Profile" and clicked on back to take you to the home page, please click the "Bail Cam" button. Once the Bail Cam opens, you will enter your name again and take a current photo of yourself. Please read and fill out all necessary fields then click "Submit."
Go back to the home page and click on "Check-In." Please read and fill out all necessary fields then click "Submit."
Congratulations you have checked-in.
Bail bonds are granted when a family member or friend contacts the bail agent before the defendant is released. Arrangements are made for the posting of a bail. After an agreement is signed, the bail agent posts a bond for the amount of the bail, to guarantee the defendant’s return to court.
If the defendant fails to check-in, and the bail bondsman or the co-signer are unable to locate the defendant, the co-signer is immediately responsible for the full amount of the bail. After the defendant is located and arrested by the bail agent, the co-signer is responsible for all of the bail agent’s expenses while looking for the defendant.
Now that you have checked-in go back to the "Home" page of the app. Click on the "Bail Out" button to arm your panic button. The "Bail Out" button is below the "Check-In", "Bail Cam," and "Path to Freedom" button. Just scroll the down. Please read and fill out all necessary fields. Please be sure to choose your contacts wisely to ensure you bail bond process starts immediately. Once all fields are filled out, click "Save and Arm."
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe that you may be going to jail in a traffic stop or any other encounters with law enforcement, just open the app and click the "Bail Out" button.
DO NOT DISOBEY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS commands nor put yourself in danger by reaching for your phone to press your "Bail Out." If you are not able to press the "Bail Out" button during an arrest, remember you will be able to call for bail bond assistance after you have been arrested and booked. YOUR SAFETY IS FIRST AND FOREMOST. Please use your best judgment.
If you have a court appearance, you can use your mobile app to report that you made your court date, report an upcoming court date, name of your judge, and take pictures of documents you received in court to send into Five Star Bail Bonds. You must use this feature at the courthouse. Just click on "Forms" then click on "Court Appearance." The "Forms" button is between the "Home" button and "+" button at the bottom of the screen of the app. Please read and fill out all necessary fields then click "Submit."
Anyone can make a bail request via the app. Just click on "Forms" then click on "Bail Request." The "Forms" button is between the "Home" button and "+" button at the bottom of the screen of the app. Please read and fill out all necessary fields then click "Submit." A bail bond agent will get back in contact with you for you to begin the process of posting a bail bond online and/or coming into the office.