Things to Consider When You're Working With a Bail Bond Agency
Having to work with a bail bond agency can feel like a daunting prospect. No one knows exactly what to expect the first time they contact Castroville Bail Bond. Many assume we’ll be like the bounty hunters they see on television.
We assure you, you have nothing to worry about.
Our goal isn’t to scare or intimidate you or even take all of your money and assets. We want to help either you or one of your loved ones get out of jail. We don’t want anyone to spend months sitting in a cell simply because the court system moves so slowly or because they were afraid to call us.
The first thing you should know when you contact us, is that we’re not out to take all of your money. The only thing we charge is 10% of the required bail bond. And we don’t determine how much bail is needed, a judge decides that during the arraignment.
No, you won’t get your 10% fee back, but all of our clients have agreed that 10% was a small price to pay for being released from jail. It’s possible that we will ask for a co-signer or for some form of collateral, but that is done on a case by case basis. If you do have to co-sign or put up a form of collateral, you don’t really have to worry about it. As long as you or your loved one attends all of the mandatory court appointments, you’ll lose nothing.
Despite how bounty hunters and bail bonds agencies are portrayed in television and movies, you’ll find that dealing with us is no different than dealing with any other office. We’re polite, calm, and compassionate. In fact, our customer service is one of the best in the country. You will be amazed by how easy we are to talk to.
The third misconception we want to clear up is that we harass our clients. Nothing could be further from the truth. While we invite you to contact us whenever you have questions about a court date, bail restriction, or something else that’s related to your bail bond, we have very little contact with our clients. As long as you stick to the bail regulations and attend all of your court dates, we have no reason to get in touch with you.
Castroville Bail Bonds has a long reputation for being the best in the state. Contact us to learn how easy we are to work with.
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Bail Bonds are an Important Part of the Judicial System
Bail bond agencies get a bad rep, which isn’t deserved. We think there are two reasons people are so against bail bond agencies.
The first reason people are always bashing the bail bonds industry is because they see how high bail is in some cases, and they think it’s our fault. This strictly isn’t true. We have no hand in how high bails are set. That’s in the hands of the judge who is proceeding with the arraignment hearing. While there are sometimes when the amount of bail seems strange, the judges have some guidelines they have to follow, and it’s sometimes baffling to figure out how they reach the amounts they do.
Once your bail is set, we simply charge you a 10%, non-refundable, non-returnable fee. That’s right, just 10%. So if your bail is $25000, you’ll only have to pay us $2500. Don’t worry if that’s more than you can afford. We are happy to work with you and create a zero-interest payment plan.
The second reason so many people are against the bail bond industry is the media’s portrayal of us. For reasons we can’t fathom, anyone connected to the bail bonds industry is always portrayed as the bad guy. That’s simply not the case at all. We’re good people who understand that the judicial system is incredibly slow and want to make it possible for everyone to spend the time between their arrest and their day in court in the comfort of their home surrounded by their loved ones.
The truth is that we play an essential role in California’s judicial system. First, we help prevent some jail overcrowding. We make it possible to continue working while they wait for their day in court. We even know that being released on bail allows individuals to meet more quickly and privately with their lawyers.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you or a loved one get out of jail on a California bail bond. We’re available 24/7.