When you require a bail bond in order to be released from jail, you want to make sure you’re working with a reliable and trustworthy bail bond agency. You need to know you’re connecting with people you can trust.
The good news is that there are a few things you can look for that will help you assess if you’re about to sign a contract with a trustworthy bail bonds agency.
A good bail bond agency will have extensive knowledge of California’s bail bond policies, the process the jail you’re incarcerated at uses when dealing with a bail bond situation, and the potential issues connected to posting a bail bond for someone in your exact situation.
Questions you can ask to help you determine how knowledgeable the bail bonds agency your currently speaking to is, include:
During the free consultation, it’s a good idea to learn if they frequently write bail bonds for inmates of the jail you’re at. It’s always best if you stick to a bail bonds agency that is familiar with the jail, its employees, and the process they use when processing bail bonds.
You can tell a great deal about a bail bonds agency based on their customer service. Are they patient when they speak to you? Are they willing to answer all of your questions? Do they treat you with respect? Do they sound like they’re genuinely interested in you? Do they take the time to explain their policies?
If you’re dealing with a trustworthy bail bonds agency, the answer to all of these questions should be yes. If it feels like the customer service is lacking, it’s entirely possible that the agency won’t move quickly when it comes to processing your bail, or could turn out to be a complete fraud.
There are several reasons you should touch base with Newhall Bail Bonds after you’ve been arrested in California. These reasons include:
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Bail, bail bonds, and how the bail process works aren’t something most people think about until they’ve been arrested. The problem is that most people don’t know how bail works when they’re arrested and don’t fully understand what they’re getting into when they post their own bail, how to identify a trustworthy bail bonds agency from a con-artist, and what limitations will be placed on them once they’re bail is posted.
One of the reasons that so many people think they should post their own bail is because they’ve heard bail is refunded. And it is, but there’s a catch.
What many don’t realize is that while bail is refunded, that refund doesn’t appear until the court case has been completely resolved. Not fully understanding this and being in desperate need of the money back has forced some people to take plea bargains they wouldn’t have agreed to otherwise.
When you opt to use a bail bond rather than posting your bail yourself, you only have to come up with 10% of the total. This is the fee the bail bonds agency charges. That 10% isn’t refundable, but most find that it works out better for them, especially when they take advantage of our zero-interest payment program.
You can call around to different bail agencies for several different reasons, including:
What you shouldn’t do is spend hours on the phone with various bail bond agencies trying to negotiate for a lower bail. Bail bond agencies have nothing to do with the amount of bail money you need. The state of California creates bail guidelines and a judge uses those guidelines to determine how much you’ll need before you’re released from jail.
Each bail bonds agency has its policies regarding payment plans. If you already know that the 10% fee is going to be too much for you right at this moment, it’s in your best interest to ask about a payment plan. Making a monthly payment is often more feasible than paying the entire amount in a lump sum.
If you haven’t already contacted Newhall Bail Bonds, now is the time to do so. We promise: