Just like every other aspect of life, there are do’s and don’ts in bail bonds. Some are self explanatory while others need some explanation. Here is a list of things that we at Orange County Bail Bond Store believe you should and shouldn’t do when trying to bail yourself or a loved one out of jail.
You always want to check a prospective bail bond agent’s license on the Department of Insurance’s website. The exact web address for this is www.insurance.ca.gov/license-status/. You should do this with all bail bondsman to make sure he/she is legally capable of helping you. All agents at Orange County Bail Bond Store have up to date licenses in the state of California.
You always want to ask a bail bonds agent you are thinking of using about what fees they charge. Some bail bonds agencies will quote you a price and then charge you with several secret hidden fees in order to take more money from you. At Orange County Bail Bond Store we won’t surprise you with hidden fees like our competitors will. We want to help you during your difficult time.
You always want to show up for your court dates, even if your attorney says they can represent you. In the case of bail, your bail is dependent on you personally showing up to the court. In most cases if you do not show up to court you forfeit the bail and will be re-arrested and put back in jail.
You want to check the prospective bail agencies affiliations. You want to make sure they are involved within their own industry because; “A healthy industry self regulates, professionals that care about their prospective industry are involved and engaged in it.” Orange County Bail Bond Store is affiliated with organizations such as: Golden State Bail Agents Association, Crime Victims Untied of California and various California County Sheriffs. We care about our industry and want to make it better for everyone involved with it.
You never want to give a bail bondsman false information. The bail bondsman is there to help you and by giving him/her false information you are making it so that they aren’t able to help you. On top of that you are lying to them and making it harder for the bail agent to trust you. If your bail agent is more trusting of you they may be more lenient with payments.
Don’t use a bail lender, there is no need for them. Most “bail lenders” are crooks looking to take advantage of people who are confused and unsure of what they need to do to get their loved one out of jail. They often charge ridiculously high interest rates making them more expensive and less helpful than any bail bondsman would be.
You do not want to use a bail agent who only accepts cash or money orders as payments for two reasons. One, it makes it very inconvenient for you to have to get all that money in cash and not just simply pay with a credit card, or check. Secondly bail bonds agents who only accept cash or money orders tend to be scams. Once they get your money, they disappear and your money is no gone with no hope of getting it back.
- 24/7 Bail Bond Service
- 20% Discount
- Phone approvals
- 0% Interest Payment Plans
- No Hidden Fees – Unlike other bail agencies
- No Collateral with Working Signer
- Se Habla Español
The vast majority of our bonds are approved with no collateral and perfect credit is not required. Most people don’t have perfect credit so why do most bonding companies require great credit? Co-signers with decent jobs and family members who feel confident that their loved one will make all of their court dates are more important to us. Getting someone out of jail is easy when you have us working for you! We are the Number 1 bail bonds agency in California.