There are several reasons, but in most cases, bail bonds allow you to post bail in the shortest timeframe and with the least financial effort. Typically, people don’t have the means to post the bail amount using their savings. They turn to relatives and friends, but they are often also unable to expend such an amount of money. In some cases, it can be too difficult to ask for help for fear of embarrassment. Finally, dealing with these problems can unnecessarily prolong the problem, which is not in the best interest of the arrestee.