An attorney can help friends and family of the person arrested with posting
bail. Lawyers in Louisiana can request a personal recognizance release
for clients who are guilty of non-violent crimes and promise to return
to court when notified, requiring no bail money. If you are unable to
afford the entire amount of the bond, a bail bondsman can post the amount
for you for a percentage fee.
If there is sufficient equity in any property you own you can also post
a property bond. If the defendant cannot pay bail, another person may
pledge a personal surety bond that can pay the bond if the defendant fails
to appear in court.