There are few things more frightening than learning someone you care for has been arrested and taken to jail. Most people have never needed to hire a bail bondsman in San Ramon, CA and have no idea what to look for. How can you tell the good and the bad from the ugly?
The first thing you’ll want to keep in mind is that the California bail industry is regulated by the Department of Insurance (DOI). The DOI, not individual company owners, sets the rate that we charge our clients and that rate is 10%. No matter what city, town or municipality a person is arrested in the cost to purchase bail bonds will be 10% of the defendnat’s total bail amount. If bail has been set at $25,000 you can expect to pay $2,500 to hire a bondsman.
Just because all agents are required to charge the same rate, though, that’s not to say every company operates the same. Some require their clients pay up front, in full. Others are a bit more creative and flexible when it comes to bail bonds financing. You may also be surprised to learn that not every bail agent will require you post collateral. There are some companies that transact mostly in signature bonds. In this instance the signature of the person who signs the contract serves as promise enough that the defendant will go to court and handle their case.
If you find yourself in a position where you have been asked to help hire a bondsman in San Ramon, CA you will want to be sure to get a sense of the person you’re speaking with. How long has their company been in business? Do they offer payment plans? Will you need to come to their office, or can they assist you with bail by fax and email? Do you get the sense they genuinely care about your situation? Are you treated with compassion, understanding and dignity? These are all important things to consider before agreeing to sign on the dotted line.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we have more than 40 years of experience in helping get people out of jail fast. Payment plans are avaialble to those who qualify and most of our clients are pleased to learn they are eligible for no collateral bail bonds.
Call us now at 925-231-4307 to speak with a licensed bail bondsman. We will explain the process and answer all of your questions.