Finding the right bail bond company to help assist with your bail bond needs is like going in for an interview for a job. During a job interview, an employer will ask questions regarding your work history and your skill set to see if you are a good fit for the position. At the same time, you as the interviewee will ask questions to see that the company is a good fit for you.
While on a search for a bail bond company, the company will ask you questions about you and your loved one’s bail so they can show you how they can help. You will want to ask questions to make sure you are getting the most out of them and that they will do the job right.
Here are some questions to ask a bail bond company before signing a contract:
How long have you been in the bail bond industry helping people get out of jail?
Look for a company that has some years of experience. If they are experienced, they can work faster since they know exactly what to expect. They will not be blindsided by anything. Companies who have been in the industry longer have developed their services to better adapt to what people need. They may have charged too much in the beginning, but now they charge less. Things like this show how a company can adapt and adjust to help people in need. It is a good sign of their character.
Are you licensed to bail people out of jail?
You need someone who is licensed by the state of California to bail people out of jail. If someone is not licensed, the bail is not valid, and thus your loved one cannot get out of jail.
How much do you charge?
Reputable bail bond companies charge only the 10% minimum and provide excellent customer service. Make sure to ask this question, and then look up reviews on the company online to see what others have said.
Do not be intimidated or afraid to ask these questions and more. A good bail bond company is used to it and will welcome any questions you have.