If you’re in need of help from a Contra Costa bail bonds company, you’ll want to keep these three things in mind.
- Bail bonds fees are non-refundable no matter what happens when the defendant goes to court. The bondsman’s fee is considered to be earned, in full, at the time the defendant is released from jail. If you opted for a payment plan and you decide to stop making payments because the case is dismissed, you run the risk of having your account turned over to collections, which will have a negative impact on your credit score.
- Martinez Jail bail bonds can be posted during non-standard business hours, on weekends and on holidays. Be sure to work with a Martinez bondsman that offers 24-7 bail bonds service.
- Ask lots of questions before you sign any paperwork. How long has the company been around? Does the bondsman have a current bail license and are they willing to give you their CA Department of Insurance license number? Do you get the sense they are genuinely wanting to help you get through this trying time? If you get the sense they’re more interested in getting their hands on your money than they are getting the defendant out of jail, it’s OK to hang up and call someone else.