Is Paying Your Own Bail an Option?
In the cases of minor offenses, it’s likely the bail will be relatively low. The lower the bail amount, the more you’re going to wonder if paying your own bail is an option.The simple answer is yes, you are free to post your own bail.
The odds are good that even though you’ve decided to post your own bail, you’ll have to ask a friend or family member to put up the cash until you’re free and able to pay them back.
Or you could contact Salinas Bail Bonds.
Most people assume that a bail bond is only an option when bail is set at the high five figure, but that’s not the case. A bail bond is an option no matter how high or low a bail is set at. The great thing about working with us instead of trying to post bail yourself or asking a loved one to do it is that we have several decades worth of experience. We use this experience to quickly post the bail bond so that you’re released sooner rather than later.
Another great thing you’ll enjoy when you contact us rather than a friend about posting your bail. You don’t have to worry about getting a lecture about being responsible. We understand that sometimes arrests happen, even to good people. When you contact us, we won’t judge you nor will we lecture you about being responsible. Our only interest is posting your bail and reuniting you with your family.
Salinas Bail Bonds has spent several years posting bail for people just like you. Over the years we’ve perfect our system so that it’s kind, understanding, and very quick. Reasons we’re the first bail bonds agencies people call after they’ve been arrested include:
- 24/7 Bail bond service
- 20% Discount
- Phone/online approvals
- 0% Interest payment plans
- No hidden fees
- No collateral required for working signers
Get the ball rolling by calling 831-422-8800 or clicking Chat with Us link.
What’s the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Bond?
Even though no one assumes that they will be arrested, the odds of you spending some time behind bars is greater than you probably suspect. It’s estimated that one third of all American adult have been arrested on felony charges. That number goes up significantly if you add misdemeanor charges into the mix.
What does that mean to you? It means that even if you’re never arrested, the odds are extremely good that you’ll get a call from a loved one who is behind bars. When that call comes, you’re going to want to know was much as you can about bail and bail bonds. Knowing the difference between secured and unsecured bonds is an excellent place to start your education.
Understanding Secured Bonds
A bail bond becomes secured when you are asked to put up collateral. The bail bonds agency you’re dealing with will decide if you need a secured bond based on the information you provide. If the charges and your loved one’s personality suggest that they are a flight risk, you’ll be asked to secure the bond.
There are a few different ways you can secure the bond. The most common method is using a house or car. As long as you own them and don’t owe money on them, we’re happy to accept them as security.
Secured bail bond are considerably easier to get than an unsecured bail bond.
Understanding Unsecured Bail Bonds?
Unsecured bail bonds are reserved for individuals who we don’t think are flight risks. When determining whether a client should get a secured or unsecured bail bond, we look at their ties to the community, they’re criminal history, the charges filed against them, and how large a bail bond they need.
If we feel that you’re not a flight risk and are willing to take a chance with an unsecured bail bond, the only thing you’re required to provide us is a fee that adds up to 10% of the requested bail. The smaller the bail bond you need, the smaller the fee.
What if I Can’t Afford the Bail Bond Fee
We understand that times are tough. Money is hard to come by. We know that many people are living paycheck to paycheck and simply don’t have the funds needed to cover even a 10% fee.
In an effort to make California bail bonds accessible to everyone, we’ve created a flexible payment plan. We will work closely with you to come up with a payment program that works into your budget. You can rest assured that there are no hidden fees attached to the payment plan. Best of all, our payment program is interest free so even if you have to make payments, you will still only have to pay 10% of the bail bond.