Finding out someone you care for has been arrested and taken to jail can be one of the scariest things you’ll ever experience. Most people go their entire lives without ever needing to hire a bail bondsman. If you hop on Google or begin to thumb through your local Yellow Pages you’ll soon learn that bail bonds companies are a dime a dozen. How do you know who you can trust?
Before hiring a Contra Costa County, CA bondsman there are several things you’ll want to consider . You will first want to make sure they are licensed through the State Department of Insurance (DOI). Bail is a regulated industry and everyone who negotiates, transacts and posts bail bonds is required to hold a valid bail license.
Another point to consider is how long their company has been in business. Do they have a proven track record, or have they only been around for a couple years? Is the business accredited with the Better Business Bureau? Will they require you pay up front, in full, or do they offer monthly payment plans? Some companies offer zero percent bail bonds financing, some do not.
Does the company require collateral? Depending on the size of the bond you may be eligible for a “signature only” bond. In this instance the signature of the person signing the bail contract serves as promise enough the defendant will go to court. What forms of payment do they accept? Do they only transact in cash, or can you pay using a debit or credit card? Will they require you come to their office to fill out paperwork or do they allow clients the option of completing this step via fax or email? These are all important questions to ask before you hire a Contra Costa County bondsman.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we have more than 40 years of experience in helping people get out of jail fast. Call our office now at 925-231-4307 for a free consultation.