FAQ: Do I have to use a bondsman for Contra Costa jails?
It is not necessary to use a bail bondsman for Contra Costa jails. There are times when bail is set low enough that you can comfortably afford it. If you choose to work directly with the court or jail for bail, you will have to pay the entire bail amount at once, in cash. Once the case is resolved, your cash will be returned, minus any fees by the court. Criminal cases in Contra Costa typically last months and sometimes years, so your money will be tied up for the duration of the case.
A bondsman makes the process more convenient, especially if the bail is set high. By paying only the 10% fee for bail, the bondsman will handle the paperwork and the strain of dealing with the court. Additionally, since bail is typically set in excess of $10,000 and can range into the millions, a bondsman may be your only option if the defendant needs to get out of jail to work and address their daily life.
For more information on Contra Costa bail bonds, call 1-925-231-4307 to speak to a licensed bondsman who will answer all of your questions. We are available 24/7.