How to select a bail bondsman
January 26, 2011 § 3 Comments
Bail bonds aren’t for everyone. When you have to get one that means something bad has happened. Someone you know is in jail for something they did that may have broken a law.
The problem is you don’t always kow who to call. Your friends and family might not know a bondsman. Or they may know one but you may not know that they know one. People don’t often shout from the mountain tops that they know bail bondsmen. And that’s okay.
I would suggest that you interview each bondsman you call. Don’t always go with the first one. They should be helpful and offer suggestions about the process. They should be able to explain the fee structure and answer any questions that you will have. Once you find one that that has answered all your questions and you feel good about it, go ahead and work with them.
Once you do, remember that you need to ensure that your loved one, the defendant, always goes back to court when scheduled. That is what you signed up for when you agreed to bail someone out.