Questions to Ask Before Signing a Bail Bonds Contract
When most people need a bail bond, they contact the very first bail bond number they see and immediately sign a contract. Sometimes this method works out well. Other times, it turns into a regrettable decision. Taking the time to ask a few questions is the best way to make sure that you’re happy with the bail bonds agency that posts a bail bond for you.
Find Out Exactly How Much You’ll Owe
One of the biggest issues many people run into when dealing with a bail bonds agency is that they fail to learn exactly how much the bail bonds agency will charge them and what those charges are. When you deal with Riverside Bail Bonds, your fee is 10% of the requested bail. You may also qualify for a 20% discount, something we’ll determine during the free consultation. It’s possible to set up a payment program that will be a zero-interest program and won’t include any hidden fees.
Make Sure They’re a Legit Bail Bonds Agency
We are routinely astounded by the number of calls we get from individuals who thought they were getting a great deal on their bail bonds contract only to find that they were actually dealing with scam artists who took their money and ran. The best way to make sure you’re dealing with a professional and legit bail bonds agency is by confirming that they’re properly licensed. It’s also okay to do some research into the company and learn about the type of relationship the agency had with previous clients.
How Much Time Will Pass Before You’re Released
It’s a good idea to find out how long it will take to process the bail bond and for you to be released from jail. In most cases, the exact time frame depends on how long it takes to fill out the contract, pay your fee, and provide collateral if it’s required. Once all of that is done, you should be released shortly. If the bail bonds agency anticipates that there will be a delay on the jail/court’s side of things, they should let you know about the issue as soon as possible.
Riverside Bail Bonds has been serving California for several decades. In most cases, we’re the first call people make after they’ve been arrested. Over the years, we’ve developed a reputation for providing excellent customer service, having fair contracts, flexible payment plans, and being an easy bail bonds agency to work with.
For more information, feel free to take advantage of our free consultation program. We’re available 24/7.