Most people have never needed to purchase a bail bond before and many think the process is similar to purchasing a car or kitchen appliance. Once they learn someone they care for has been arrested they’ll take out the Yellow Pages and begin calling every company in the book, hoping to find the one which will give them the best deal. Some will even try to play companies against each other saying things like “A-Bail-Bonds-Company is offering me 5% bail. If your company can do it for 4%, I’ll sign right now!”.
What they don’t realize is that bail doesn’t work that way, and that all this calling around is only serving to waste valuable time.
The California bail industry is regulate by the California Department of Insurance. The DOI tells all bondsmen what they can and can’t say in advertisements and even what they are allowed to charge their clients. The rate to purchase a Contra Costa bail bond is 10%. This means if someone’s bail has been set at $10,000 the cost to purchase a bail bond will be $1,000. People sometimes try to negotiate cheap bail bonds but their efforts will prove fruitless. It is illegal to sell bail bonds for more or less than the set legal rate.
Speak to an expert Contra Costa bondsman at Adelant Bail Bonds at 925-231-4307. We will answer any questions you have about purchasing a bail bond.