Q. My fiance was arrested earlier today and she was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility in Contra Costa County. Her bail has been set at $20,000. We’re in a bit of a tight financial spot at the moment, but I’m expecting a check in the mail that should arrive next week. I don’t have anything to put down today but I can pay at least half of the $2,000 bail bonds fee in about seven days. What would I need to get 0% down bail bonds so I can get her out today?
A. The eligibility requirements for 0% down bail bonds payment plans generally include good credit and/or home ownership. If you own your house and you’re willing to put your home up as collateral, you may be eligible for 0% down bail bonds. On the other hand, if you have a very strong credit score you may also qualify for this type of payment plan. The best thing for you to do in this situation is to contact a local bondsman to see if they’ll be able to work with you. Bail bonds payment plans vary from company to company, so if the first bondsman isn’t able to help you there’s still a chance you’ll find one who can. For more information on how Contra Costa bail bonds payment plans work call our office now at 888-224-5266.